The cheapest buses from London to Stansted

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Cheapest

£11

Average

£14

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Stansted will cost around £ 14 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 11.

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Timetable London to Stansted

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21 Oct
£22Greater Anglia
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22 Oct
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23 Oct
£22Greater Anglia
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Sun
24 Oct
£22Greater Anglia
£11National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£22Greater Anglia
£11Airport Bus Express Ltd
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26 Oct
£22Greater Anglia
£11National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£22Greater Anglia
£11Airport Bus Express Ltd
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28 Oct
£22Greater Anglia
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29 Oct
£22Greater Anglia
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Sat
30 Oct
£22Greater Anglia
£11Airport Bus Express Ltd
Sun
31 Oct
£22Greater Anglia
£11Airport Bus Express Ltd
Mon
1 Nov
£22Greater Anglia
£10Megabus
Wed
3 Nov
£22Greater Anglia
£10Megabus
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4 Nov
£22Greater Anglia
£10Megabus
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5 Nov
£22Greater Anglia
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6 Nov
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7 Nov
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8 Nov
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The fastest buses from London to Stansted

Showing times and prices for 22 Oct

Fastest Journey

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Average

1 h 16 m

Buses per day

103

Distance

49 km

Of the 103 buses that leave London for Stansted every day 103 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 49 km distance in an average of 1 h 16 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just .

The slowest buses will take 2 h 20 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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Coach Information between London and Stansted

distanceDistance30 miles (48 km)
durationAverage coach duration50 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£11 (€12)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesAirport Bus Express Ltd, National Express, Autostradale or Infobus

Coaches from London to Stansted cover the 30 miles (48 km) long route taking on average 50 min with our travel partners like Airport Bus Express Ltd, National Express, Autostradale or Infobus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £11, but the average price of coach tickets is £11. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Stansted, London Stansted Airport.

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National Express between London and Stansted

Travel between London and Stansted from £11 with Omio’s coach partners National Express! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach between London and Stansted, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

  • Average Price: £11

These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach between London and Stansted:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from London to Stansted

Passengers who are looking for buses from London to Stansted will find a frequent service. This service runs every hour from 03:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The average duration for a bus to Stansted from London takes approximately 1h 40min, depending on when you choose to travel. A passenger will always find transport with the leading coach company, National Express. Offering great services, and good onboard facilities, a passenger can also make use of a mobile ticket. The main departing location in London is London, Victoria Coach Station whereas the main arrival destination in Stansted is London, Stansted Airport Station. Both stations are well located with good transportation links to take you to destinations of your choosing.

National Express from London to Stansted

National Express is the only company which offers buses from London to Stansted Airport Station. With 18 trains running daily, it’s easy for a passenger to find a ticket with this frequent service. National Express offers direct trains which does not require changes. The first departing coach of the day is at 03:00 a.m. with a duration of 1h 32min and an arrival time of 04:32 a.m. The last departing coach of the day is then at 8:00 p.m. and has a duration of 1h 45min and an arrival time of 9:45 p.m. Any train which passengers board can be used with an eco-friendly e-ticket, also known as a mobile ticket. These tickets can be shown on any electronic device of your choosing are extremely easy to manage. All of National Express’ trains offer great service, on and offboard, as well as good facilities and amenities during your travel. Depending on when you choose to travel in the day, expect different durations of travel. The quickest train is 1h 32 min whereas the longest coach is 2h long. Trains will always depart from London, Victoria Coach Station and will always reach London, Stansted Airport Station.

How many coaches are there from London to Stansted?

The 24-hour timetable for coaches from London Victoria includes an hourly service late at night, with frequency increasing to departures every 15 minutes throughout the day the day and evening. The majority of the daily departures are National Express services, with Airport Bus Express coaches departing roughly hourly.

Main bus stations in Stansted

The station serving all your coaches from London is London, Stansted Airport Station. This is the main airport within Stansted and sees leading companies depart and arrive from the station. The station is just 38 miles (61 km) from London’s city centre and besides buses, it can be reached easily with the use of taxis and trains. Directly from the airport itself, passengers can make just of the Stansted Express which reaches locations like Liverpool Street Station in just 50min. The coach and bus station at Stansted Airport Station includes some great facilities like waiting facilities, onsite coffee shops, onsite newsagents, payphones, toilet facilities, car parking, ticket machines, as well as much more. The operating hours of this station are 08:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. These times do not affect the service of your journey. However, some of the facilities may only be operating during the opening hours.

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What are the departure and arrival stations for coaches from London to Stansted?

Departure Station: Coaches depart from London Victoria Coach Station. Situated south-west of central London, Victoria Coach Station is served by three Underground lines from the nearby Tube station and bus routes across the city from stops on Buckingham Palace Road. The coach station facilities include coffee shops, a bakery, left luggage office and a currency exchange bureau.

Arrival Station: Coaches arrive at Stansted Airport. Buses arrive at the coach station located at the arrivals terminal, next to the rail station. Local buses link the airport to Bishop's Stortford and Stansted Mountfitchet. The airport departures hall has a wide range of restaurants, duty-free shops, pubs, business lounges, and free WiFi.

Onboard facilities from London to Stansted

Even before stepping onboard a coach with National Express, passengers will be happy to know that they’re travelling with the most sustainable intercity network in the whole of the UK. On and offboard your coach, you will be faced with great service from staff. They also offer additional help for those with reduced mobility access. Any additional help must be pre-booked in advance to secure availability. In addition, some of the useful onboard facilities on the coach include free and unlimited Wi-Fi access, plug sockets and charging points to accommodate all of your electronic devices, comfortable seating, lots of additional legroom, as well as much more. Those who are looking to bring baggage aboard their coach with National Express will not be able to bring a bag weighing more than 20 kg (44lbs.) A large case can also not exceed the side of 75 cm x 50 cm x 32 cm.

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To Stansted by bus – travel tips

Passengers who are intending to reach Stansted from London will find a selection of transport that’s easy and frequent that will take you to any destination of your choosing. No matter if you’re wishing to board a plane to a faraway destination or looking to make use of public transport to reach nearby locations, you’ll find multiple options of choice to choose from. At Stansted Airport, you’ll find a taxi rank and car rentals immediately outside the arrival’s terminal. Alternatively, the most frequent option of travel and the easiest from the station is the Stansted Express.

Passengers can expect to reach destinations like London Liverpool Street Station in just 50min. This is the fastest option of travel and runs frequently. Whilst there are many attractions and suitable venues, eateries, bars, and more for people to enjoy their time, its top attraction that draws people in is Stansted Airport itself. Serving flights internationally, as well as across the UK, the airport is gifted with great facilities like duty-free shopping, restaurants, bars, wheelchair accessibility, ticket machines, currency exchange, and much more. The airport is popular with some of the world’s leading airlines like British Airways, Ryanair, easyJet, Iberia, Jet2, Eurowings, KLM, Vueling, and more.

As well as Stansted Airport, there are lots of exciting attractions to keep every visitor, tourist, and resident occupied during their stay. If someone visiting Stansted Airport is looking for suitable accommodation nearby, they will find a selection of appropriate places to stay to make their stay in Stansted easy and stress-free. Appropriate accommodation is even available directly on-site at the airport itself.

In addition, those who are wanting to explore the area of Stansted can enjoy some of the great attractions like Mountfitchet Castle, Mountfitchet Castle & Normal Village, Hatfield Forest, House on the Hill Museum, The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Aubrey Buxton Nature Reserve, South Mill Arts & Bishop’s Stortford, Thorley Wash Nature Reserve, Prior’s Hall Barn, Stansted Raceway, as well as much more. Alternatively, people passing through Stansted can also enjoy a great selection of bars. These bars include MIX Wine Bar, The Cork House, The Queen’s Head, Kings Arms, The Rose & Crown, The Dog & Duck, The Ash Pub, Stansted Mountfitchet Social Club, The Cock Public House, Bear & Eden, Wetherspoon Express, The Old Bell Hotel, Halo, The Illustrious, among others.

Bus tickets from London to Stansted

Useful to know

  • Passengers who are looking for buses from London to Stansted Airport Station will always find that they’re with the provider, National Express. The company offers a frequent service with a selection of great facilities. In addition, a passenger can make use of the environmentally friendly use of an e-ticket. An e-ticket, also known as a mobile ticket, can be used on any electronic device of your choosing and is easy to manage, thanks to Omio. Omio allows you to store all of your mobile tickets in your Omio account, making future ticket sourcing and filing easy to manage.

  • Alternatively, a passenger can instead request printed tickets for no additional charge. When travelling with National Express a passenger must make sure to show proof of legitimate identification that matches the name on their ticket. Appropriate identification includes a passport, a full driving licence, a provisional driving licence, a bank card, among others. Any additional requests with other companies might differ but National Express is the only provider that offers service to Stansted from London.

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FAQs
How much does a cheap coach from London to Stansted cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach between London and Stansted for the next 7 days starting from £11  one way.
How much is a coach ticket from London to Stansted?
The London to Stansted coach ticket price is on average £11  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.
What is the distance by coach from London to Stansted?
You should expect to travel around 30 miles (48 km)  between London and Stansted by coach.
What is the average London to Stansted coach duration?
On average the London to Stansted coach time is 50 min  covering the 30 miles (48 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which coach station in London goes to Stansted? Which coach station do I come into Stansted from London?

Omio customers book a coach from London Victoria   to Stansted, London Stansted Airport   most frequently for this route.

Where is the coach station in London? Where is the coach station in Stansted?

The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this route, called London Victoria, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of London.

The most popular arrival coach station, Stansted, London Stansted Airport, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city centre of Stansted.

What coach companies offer a service from London to Stansted?
When taking a coach from London to Stansted, you can count on Airport Bus Express Ltd, National Express, Autostradale or Infobus for the best way to get you to Stansted. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service from London to Stansted and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.
Are there any London to Stansted direct coaches?
Yes, you can find a direct coach from London to Stansted with National Express, Airport Bus Express Ltd or Megabus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
When is the earliest coach from London to Stansted? When is the last coach from London to Stansted?
You can take the first coach from London to Stansted at 06: 30   or take the last coach from London to Stansted leaving at 22: 35. Look for the latest London Stansted coach times on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this trip.
How early should I book coach tickets from London to Stansted to score the best deals?
If you purchase a coach ticket to Stansted from London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £11 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets between London and Stansted are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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