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.
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Of the 82 buses that leave London for Stansted Airport every day 82 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||30 miles (49 km)|
|Average coach duration||50 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£13 (€15)|
|Coach frequency||44 a day|
|Direct coach||Yes, there are 44 direct coaches a day|
|Coach companies||National Express, Infobus, Airport Bus Express Ltd, Megabus or Greater Anglia|
Coaches from London to Stansted Airport cover the 30 miles (49 km) long journey taking on average 50 min with our travel partners like National Express, Infobus, Airport Bus Express Ltd, Megabus or Greater Anglia. Normally, there are 44 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £12, but the average price of coach tickets is £13.
For as little as £12 you can travel by coach from London to Stansted Airport with National Express and Abellio Greater Anglia. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.
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 Airport 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.
London to Stansted Airport coach information with National Express:
Enjoy a smooth and easy journey between London and Stansted Airport with Abellio Greater Anglia! As an official travel partner of Abellio Greater Anglia, Omio can help you search current coach timetables from Abellio Greater Anglia, compare the best routes between London and Stansted Airport as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable Abellio Greater Anglia London to Stansted Airport coach ticket available today. If you search for Abellio Greater Anglia tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the coach station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way coach to Stansted Airport from London on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 30 miles (49 km) trip to Stansted Airport from London with ease and comfort on a coach with Abellio Greater Anglia.
There are many coaches from London to Stansted Airport on both weekdays and weekends. Services run throughout the day and night, and the journey usually takes around 1 hour and 50 minutes.
All of the coaches from London to Stansted Airport run directly with no changes. Most of the coaches take around 1 hour and 35 minutes to 1 hour and 50 minutes to reach Stansted Airport, but at busier times this may increase to 2 hours and 10 minutes. Weekend services are generally faster than weekday services due to a lack of commuter traffic.
There are a similar number of coaches from London to Stansted Airport on weekdays and weekends. The first coaches of the day leave very early in the morning, usually at around 1:15 a.m. There are then 2 - 3 buses per hour, with more services leaving at breakfast-time, lunchtime, and teatime. Coaches continue to leave until 11:30 p.m.
Departure bus station: Victoria Coach Station. This station is next to Victoria Train Station, and is around a 5 minute walk from Buckingham Palace. Victoria Train Station operates various train lines from providers such as Gatwick Express and Thameslink, with many routes heading to the south-west. The bus station and train station are served by various tube lines including the Victoria, Circle, and District lines, and it has a taxi rank and several bus stops. The facilities at Victoria Coach Station include food kiosks, newsagents, and toilets.
Arrival bus station: Stansted Airport Bus Station. This station is situated 2 minutes' walk from the main terminal and right next to Stansted Airport Train Station, which runs various trains to the surrounding areas from providers such as Stansted Express and Cross Country, as well as local and national coaches. There are many amenities at the bus station and inside the airport, such as restaurants, telephones, cash machines, and waiting areas.
All of the coaches from London to Stansted Airport are provided by National Express.
National Express offer dozens of coaches from London to Stansted Airport each day, with the first coach leaving just after midnight. Services continue regularly until late at night. There are usually 2 - 3 coaches that leave for Stansted Airport every hour. Journey times can vary depending on the time of day and day of the week, but the fastest service generally lasts around one and a half hours. The longest bus journeys can take up to 2 hours and 10 minutes at peak times.
National Express coaches do not have first or second class seating areas, but all seats have TVs with access to free films, TV programmes and radio. They also offer free WiFi. National Express have strict luggage restrictions due to limited space on board. Passengers can bring one piece of soft hand luggage that measures 45 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm, then either two medium suitcases no larger than 70 cm x 45 cm x 30 cm or one large suitcase that measures 75 cm x 50 cm x 32 cm. The large suitcase must not weigh more than 20 kg and the medium suitcases must not weigh more than 20 kg combined. Passengers can bring extra luggage by paying for an increased baggage allowance. Bikes are permitted on board National Express coaches, but only if they are folding bikes that are properly wrapped up and protected. Pushchairs are permitted and will be stored in the hold, but they must be folded up. No animals are allowed on any National Express coaches, apart from assistance dogs. Disabled passengers are welcome on National Express coaches at any time, but they must meet certain conditions: the combined weight of the passenger and wheelchair must not exceed the maximum weight capacity of the wheelchair lift, and the wheelchair must fit in the allocated space. Wheelchair spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so to make sure there is room passengers should book assistance 36 hours in advance.
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