Cheap bus tickets from London to Stansted

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Cheapest

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Average

£17

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 £ 17 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 14.

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Bus Timetable London to Stansted

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27 May
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28 May
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29 May
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30 May
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31 May
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8 Jun
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Bus times from London to Stansted

Showing times and prices for 27 May

Fastest Journey

40 m

Average

1 h 15 m

Buses per day

134

Distance

49 km

Of the 134 buses that leave London for Stansted every day 134 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 15 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 40 m .

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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03:05London0h40 03:45Stansted, London Stansted Airport
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Overview: Coach from London to Stansted

distanceDistance30 miles (48 km)
durationAverage coach duration50 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£13 (€14)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesInfobus, National Express, Greater Anglia, Airport Bus Express Ltd or Megabus

Coaches from London to Stansted cover the 30 miles (48 km) long trip taking on average 50 min with our travel partners like Infobus, National Express, Greater Anglia, Airport Bus Express Ltd or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £12, but the average price of coach tickets is £13. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Stansted, London Stansted Airport.

Coach companies: National Express London to Stansted

For as little as £12 you can travel by coach between London and Stansted with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

National Express

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the London - Stansted coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by National Express when booking your coach tickets to Stansted from London due to the coronavirus:

    • 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.

    London Shots. Source: Shutterstock

    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.

    Rainy London. Source: Shutterstock

    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.

    Travel Tips: Coach to Stansted from London

    Take the bus to Stansted easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Stansted.
    FAQs

    What is the cost of cheap coaches between London and Stansted?

    Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches to Stansted from London to cost as little as £12  in the next 7 days.

    What is the average price of coach tickets to Stansted from London?

    If you’re looking to book tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that London to Stansted coach prices are on average £13  one way.

    How many miles is it from London to Stansted by coach?

    The coach distance from London to Stansted is around 30 miles (48 km).

    How long is the coach to Stansted from London?

    The London to Stansted coach duration is on average 50 min, which is to be expected when travelling 30 miles (48 km) to Stansted from London. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

    What station does the London to Stansted coach leave from? Which Stansted coach station do I come into from London?

    Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria   and arrive in Stansted, London Stansted Airport.

    Where is the coach station in London to go to Stansted? Where is the coach station in Stansted located?

    Passengers board the coach most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Stansted, London Stansted Airport, located 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre.

    Which coach companies should I travel with from London to Stansted?

    When taking a coach from London to Stansted, you can count on Infobus, National Express, Greater Anglia, Airport Bus Express Ltd or Megabus for the best way to get you to Stansted. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service to Stansted from London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.

    Are there any direct coaches between London and Stansted?

    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 book 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 09: 35   or take the last coach from London to Stansted leaving at 23: 35. Look for the latest London Stansted coach times on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this route.

    How early should I book coach tickets between London and Stansted to score the best deals?

    In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this trip and save money. If you book coach tickets from London to Stansted within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £13 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your coach ticket from London to Stansted a few months in advance.