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 Stansted to Brighton and Hove will cost around £ 30 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 24.
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3 h 35 m
4 h 55 m
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Of the 16 buses that leave Stansted for Brighton and Hove every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 121 km distance in an average of 4 h 55 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h 35 m .
The slowest buses will take 9 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.
|Distance||75 miles (121 km)|
|Average coach duration||5 h 25 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£24 (€28)|
|Coach companies||National Express|
Coaches from Stansted to Brighton and Hove cover the 75 miles (121 km) long route taking on average 5 h 25 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £24, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £24. Travellers depart most frequently from Stansted Airport and arrive in Brighton, Coach Station.
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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 Stansted - Brighton and Hove 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.
National Express has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your National Express tickets between Stansted and Brighton and Hove and when travelling by coach:
Coaches offer an affordable route from Stansted to Brighton, allowing for seamless flight transfers whenever they are required. Every day, at least 30 indirect services travel from Stansted to Brighton, and journey times vary from four hours 15 minutes to just under seven hours.
National Express is the sole operator of coaches from Stansted to Brighton. The company doesn't run a direct route. Instead, a single change will be needed, usually in Milton Keynes or London.
Journey times vary considerably on the Stansted to Brighton coach route. Travellers can expect the fastest journeys to take around four hours 15 minutes. However, journey times can reach seven hours or more, making it important to check schedules carefully before booking.
There's no shortage of choice when travellers head from Stansted to Brighton. Every day of the week, passengers can expect to choose from 30-40 services with a single change, and even more when routes with two changes are considered.
Departure bus station: All buses from Stansted to Brighton will leave from Stansted Airport Bus Station. The bus stop is only two minutes' walk from the arrivals terminal, so should be easily accessible for those with heavy luggage. It offers more than just a place to wait, with free WiFi, a cafe on site, the chance to purchase travel essentials and payphones and lavatories. It's also around 10 minutes' walk from the Airport Train Station when stairs and gateways are taken into account.
Arrival bus station: Coaches to Brighton from Stansted could arrive at a couple of locations. Firstly, all buses stop at Brighton Coach Station. This can be found close to the seafront promenade, at the southern end of the Old Steine Gardens. From there, arrivals can walk to the Royal Pavilion and the beach in around five to ten minutes. Alternatively, many buses to Brighton also stop at York Place, which is around 800 metres north of the seafront and a much more convenient stop for those heading to Brighton Station. Some buses also stop at Preston Circus, which is the ideal destination for those headed to northern Brighton.
When departing from Stansted, you have various coach station options to start your route from including Stansted, London Stansted Airport and London, Stansted Airport Coach Station. When arriving in Brighton and Hove, you can end your route in coach stations like Brighton, Coach Station, Brighton, Patcham and Brighton, Preston Circus.
Omio customers book a coach from Stansted Airport to Brighton, Coach Station most frequently for this route.
Passengers board the coach most frequently from Stansted Airport, which is located around 2 mile (s) / 4 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Brighton, Coach Station, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.
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