Harlow travel guide

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You're Going to Love Harlow

With a population of 94.365, Harlow is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. Harlow deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Harlow

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Fox Inn (The Green) and Erman's Kitchen (2 Fore Street) are great picks.

When to visit Harlow

Harlow in March
Estimated hotel price
£51
1 night at 3-star hotel
Harlow in March
Estimated hotel price
£51
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Harlow

Plane

When flying to Harlow, you’ll arrive at London Stansted Airport (STN), which is located 15 km from the city centre. The shortest domestic flight to Harlow departs from Belfast and takes around 1h 15m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Harlow, followed by Great Western Railway. The train journey from Harlow to Oxford takes 1h 10m and costs around £20 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about £24 for a 1h 34m trip. Located 1.2 km from the city centre, Harlow Town is the busiest station in Harlow. Another popular train station is Harlow Mill, located 2.1 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Harlow is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 35 km from Harlow. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Harlow, including FlixBus, National Express and Megabus. From Peterborough, the bus ride to Harlow takes 177 km and will cost you around £6. From Bristol, the ticket costs about £3 for a journey of 209 km.

Plane

When flying to Harlow, you’ll arrive at London Stansted Airport (STN), which is located 15 km from the city centre. The shortest domestic flight to Harlow departs from Belfast and takes around 1h 15m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Harlow, followed by Great Western Railway. The train journey from Harlow to Oxford takes 1h 10m and costs around £20 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about £24 for a 1h 34m trip. Located 1.2 km from the city centre, Harlow Town is the busiest station in Harlow. Another popular train station is Harlow Mill, located 2.1 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Harlow is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 35 km from Harlow. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Harlow, including FlixBus, National Express and Megabus. From Peterborough, the bus ride to Harlow takes 177 km and will cost you around £6. From Bristol, the ticket costs about £3 for a journey of 209 km.

Airlines serving Harlow

Lufthansa
Good (4,690 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,560 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,612 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,293 reviews)
Air France
Good (981 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (487 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,596 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,950 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,454 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,894 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (229 reviews)
Finnair
Good (868 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (924 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,180 reviews)
LOT
Good (685 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (820 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,687 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Harlow

Most booked hotels in Harlow

Hampton by Hilton London Stansted Airport
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£110+
Holiday Inn Express Harlow
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
£76+
Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport
4 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
£113+
Novotel London Stansted Airport
4 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
£78+
Green Man by Chef & Brewer Collection
3 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
£75+
Roydon Marina Village Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
£57+

Hiring a car in Harlow

Hiring a car in Harlow costs £38 per day, on average, or £75 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

Expect to pay £1.48 per litre in Harlow (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.65 and £23.53. The most frequently booked car type in Harlow is Intermediate (Nissan Qashqai or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Volkswagen Golf SportWagen or similar) is, on average, 80% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Harlow costs £38 per day, on average, or £75 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

Expect to pay £1.48 per litre in Harlow (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.65 and £23.53. The most frequently booked car type in Harlow is Intermediate (Nissan Qashqai or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Volkswagen Golf SportWagen or similar) is, on average, 80% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.