Cheap coach tickets from Stansted to London

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Cheapest

£11

Average

£13

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 London will cost around £ 13 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 11.

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11:05London, Stansted Airport2h05 13:10London
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16:05London, Stansted Airport2h05 18:10London
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02:10London, Stansted Airport1h35 03:45London
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03:35London, Stansted Airport1h35 05:10London
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Coach timetable Stansted London

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00:10London, Stansted Airport1h35 01:45London
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00:30London, Stansted Airport0h50 01:20London
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00:30Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 01:20London
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00:30London, Stansted Airport1h35 02:05London
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00:50Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 01:40London
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00:50London, Stansted Airport1h35 02:25London
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01:00Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 01:50London
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01:00London, Stansted Airport0h50 01:50London
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01:10London, Stansted Airport1h35 02:45London
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01:30London, Stansted Airport0h50 02:20London
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01:30London, Stansted Airport1h35 03:05London
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01:50London, Stansted Airport1h35 03:25London
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02:10London, Stansted Airport1h35 03:45London
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02:50London, Stansted Airport1h35 04:25London
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03:35London, Stansted Airport1h35 05:10London
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04:20London, Stansted Airport1h45 06:05London
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04:50London, Stansted Airport1h50 06:40London
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05:15London, Stansted Airport1h55 07:10London
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05:40London, Stansted Airport2h00 07:40London
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06:05London, Stansted Airport2h05 08:10London
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06:30London, Stansted Airport1h50 08:20London
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06:35London, Stansted Airport2h05 08:40London
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07:00London, Stansted Airport0h50 07:50London
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07:00Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 07:50London
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07:05London, Stansted Airport2h05 09:10London
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07:35London, Stansted Airport2h05 09:40London
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08:05London, Stansted Airport2h05 10:10London
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08:30London, Stansted Airport0h50 09:20London
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08:30Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 09:20London
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08:35London, Stansted Airport2h05 10:40London
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09:05London, Stansted Airport2h05 11:10London
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09:30London, Stansted Airport0h50 10:20London
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09:30Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 10:20London
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09:35London, Stansted Airport2h05 11:40London
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10:05London, Stansted Airport2h05 12:10London
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10:10London, Stansted Airport1h40 11:50London
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10:30Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 11:20London
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10:30London, Stansted Airport0h50 11:20London
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10:35London, Stansted Airport2h05 12:40London
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11:05London, Stansted Airport2h05 13:10London
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11:30Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 12:20London
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11:30London, Stansted Airport0h50 12:20London
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11:35London, Stansted Airport2h05 13:40London
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12:05London, Stansted Airport2h05 14:10London
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12:30Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 13:20London
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12:30London, Stansted Airport0h50 13:20London
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12:35London, Stansted Airport2h05 14:40London
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13:00Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 13:50London
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13:00London, Stansted Airport0h50 13:50London
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13:05London, Stansted Airport2h05 15:10London
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13:30Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 14:20London
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13:30London, Stansted Airport0h50 14:20London
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13:35London, Stansted Airport2h05 15:40London
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13:40London, Stansted Airport1h40 15:20London
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14:05London, Stansted Airport2h05 16:10London
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14:30Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 15:20London
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14:30London, Stansted Airport0h50 15:20London
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14:35London, Stansted Airport2h05 16:40London
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15:05London, Stansted Airport2h05 17:10London
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15:30Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 16:20London
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15:30London, Stansted Airport0h50 16:20London
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15:35London, Stansted Airport2h05 17:40London
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16:00London, Stansted Airport0h50 16:50London
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16:00Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 16:50London
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16:05London, Stansted Airport2h05 18:10London
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16:10London, Stansted Airport1h50 18:00London
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16:30Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 17:20London
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16:30London, Stansted Airport0h50 17:20London
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16:35London, Stansted Airport2h05 18:40London
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17:05London, Stansted Airport2h05 19:10London
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17:30Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 18:20London
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17:30London, Stansted Airport0h50 18:20London
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17:35London, Stansted Airport2h05 19:40London
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18:10London, Stansted Airport2h00 20:10London
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18:30Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 19:20London
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18:30London, Stansted Airport0h50 19:20London
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18:50London, Stansted Airport1h50 20:40London
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19:25London, Stansted Airport1h45 21:10London
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19:30Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 20:20London
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19:30London, Stansted Airport0h50 20:20London
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20:00London, Stansted Airport1h40 21:40London
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20:30Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 21:20London
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20:30London, Stansted Airport0h50 21:20London
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20:30London, Stansted Airport1h40 22:10London
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21:00London, Stansted Airport1h40 22:40London
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21:30Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 22:20London
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21:30London, Stansted Airport1h40 23:10London
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21:30London, Stansted Airport0h50 22:20London
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22:05London, Stansted Airport1h35 23:40London
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22:30London, Stansted Airport0h50 23:20London
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22:30Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 23:20London
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22:35London, Stansted Airport1h35 00:10London
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23:05London, Stansted Airport1h35 00:40London
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23:30London, Stansted Airport0h50 00:20London
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23:30Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 00:20London
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23:35London, Stansted Airport1h35 01:10London
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23:55London, Stansted Airport1h35 01:30London
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1 Dec
£21Greater Anglia
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Thu
2 Dec
£12Greater Anglia
£11Airport Bus Express Ltd
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3 Dec
£12Greater Anglia
£11National Express
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4 Dec
£21Greater Anglia
£11Airport Bus Express Ltd
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5 Dec
£21Greater Anglia
£11Airport Bus Express Ltd
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£12Greater Anglia
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7 Dec
£12Greater Anglia
£11Airport Bus Express Ltd
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8 Dec
£12Greater Anglia
£11Airport Bus Express Ltd
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9 Dec
£12Greater Anglia
£11Airport Bus Express Ltd
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10 Dec
£14Greater Anglia
£11Airport Bus Express Ltd
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11 Dec
£21Greater Anglia
£9Airport Bus Express Ltd
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12 Dec
£21Greater Anglia
£11Airport Bus Express Ltd
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13 Dec
£12Greater Anglia
£9Airport Bus Express Ltd
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14 Dec
£12Greater Anglia
£9Airport Bus Express Ltd
Wed
15 Dec
£12Greater Anglia
£8Airport Bus Express Ltd
Thu
16 Dec
£12Greater Anglia
£8Airport Bus Express Ltd
Fri
17 Dec
£12Greater Anglia
£9Airport Bus Express Ltd
Sat
18 Dec
£21Greater Anglia
£9Airport Bus Express Ltd
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19 Dec
£21Greater Anglia
£9Airport Bus Express Ltd
Mon
20 Dec
£14Greater Anglia
£8Airport Bus Express Ltd
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21 Dec
£12Greater Anglia
£8Airport Bus Express Ltd

Coach times from Stansted to London

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Fastest Journey

50 m

Average

1 h 23 m

Buses per day

97

Distance

49 km

Of the 97 buses that leave Stansted for London every day 97 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 23 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 50 m .

The slowest buses will take 2 h 5 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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17:30Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 18:20London
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13:00Stansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 13:50London
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01:30London, Stansted Airport0h50 02:20London
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22:30London, Stansted Airport0h50 23:20London
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08:30London, Stansted Airport0h50 09:20London
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Stansted to London with National Express

You can travel by coach from Stansted to London with National Express for as low as £11. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best 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 Stansted - London 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.

  • Average Price: £11

National Express has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your National Express tickets from Stansted to London and when travelling by coach:

  • 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 Stansted to London

The city of London is the capital of the UK, the home to Big Ben and Buckingham Palace and one of the most visited cities in the world. The national currency is the Pound sterling. London also has the most extensive public transport system in the United Kingdom. It includes a comprehensive intercity and commuter network rail system, the London Underground and local buses. The city also has an intercity bus (coach) network administered by Transport for London (TfL) employing London Victoria Coach Station as the central terminal for routes to and from the city. This is the endpoint for all service from Stansted to London operated by National Express, the main provider of intercity coach services in the city.

How long is the coach from Stansted to London?

Getting from Stansted to London shouldn't take long. Coaches take between one hour 20 minutes and two hours to reach London Victoria. Generally, buses take around one hour 40 minutes.

National Express from Stansted to London

National Express is the principal provider of intercity coach services in the country and uses Birmingham Coach Station as its base of operations. National Express offers 18 daily trips between London Stansted Airport and London Victoria Coach Station with the earliest departure occurring around 00:00 a.m. and the last around 11:00 p.m. You can get multiple trips at select hours during the day, for example there are two during the 09:00 a.m. hour and three between 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., with at least one night coach around 11:05 p.m. The route from Stansted to London is an express service which usually takes about 50min though some coaches can take as long as 2h 5min to reach their destination.

Main bus stations in London

London Victoria Coach Station is the primary coach terminal in London and is located about 2.5 miles (4 km) by car, about 15min on the metro (depending on the line) and approx. 1.5 miles (2.5 km) or about 30min by foot from Central London. It is used as the intercity London terminus by several coach operators such as National Express, Megabus, FlixBus, BlaBlaBus and Eurolines among others. Victoria Coach Station offers several facilities for travellers arriving into the city from Stansted Airport including a Bureau de Change and cash dispensing machines, toilets with facilities for babies. You can also find a left luggage office, photo booth, several refreshments facilities in the Arrivals/Departures terminals and luggage porters if needed. This location is fully accessible to persons with reduced mobility and provides complimentary Wi-Fi services.

Stansted Airport. Source: Shutterstock

Onboard facilities from Stansted to London

Arriving passengers at Stansted Airport enroute to Victoria Coach Station via National Express are allowed two pieces of luggage weighing not more than 45 lbs. (20 kg) each as well as one carry bag per person. Luggage should be stored in the hold while your carry bag should fit under the seat, in the overhead compartment or in your lap if necessary Unfortunately, pets are not allowed to travel on National Express coaches, but there are exceptions made for assistance animals. National Express coaches provide air-conditioning during the summer months and heating during the winter months for your comfort and convenience. Additional onboard facilities include comfortable seating with head and foot rests, charging points at every seat, toilet with washroom facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Stansted Plane. Source: Shutterstock

To London by bus-travel tips

London offers some of the most iconic attractions in the world ranging from museums (Tate Modern, British Museum) to historic landmarks (Nelson’s Column, Big Ben) to royal residences (Buckingham Palace, Tower of London), and that’s barely scratching the surface. The square mile of the inner city is a mecca for retail shopping with institutions such as Harrods and the Oxford Street district as well as world-famous parks such as Regents Park, Hyde Park and Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, not to mention the multitude of bars and restaurants or its vibrant nightlife scene. One of the great things about London is the ease with which you can navigate the city by foot or by public transport. In fact, public transport is the cheapest option for travelling within the square mile and throughout the greater metro area beyond. An Oyster card is convenient carry for riding the bus, metro or commuter trains and can be topped up when it runs low at any metro or rail station and at some petrol outlets. You can also download a London Underground Tube map to your mobile device or grab one of the many pocket maps from Victoria Coach Station when you arrive. Passengers from Stansted to London should know the city is also infamous for its unpredictable weather and a brolly is a good investment to guard against unexpected rain showers as you go.

If you’re in town for a few days the best plan of attack is a well-thought out itinerary so you can check off as many items on your bucket list as possible. The Royal Observatory/Royal Museums Greenwich is an excellent place to start your day’s explorations. You can discover all about Greenwich Mean Time and tour some of the earliest timepieces then walk the Prime Meridian Line which literally sets the standard for time the world over.

From there a boatride along the River Thames into Central London is a treat and it only takes about 20min to arrive at Tower Pier and the historic Tower of London. This royal residence is infamous as one of the world’s great prisons but it also guards the royal crowns, regalia and other treasures of the royal family and is a perennial favourite among the millions who visit London each year. From the Tower head west following the Thames to three of the city’s most important museums: Tate Modern, the National Gallery and the British Museum before taking a ride on the London Eye to view the city skyline and the Thames like never before.

If you’re visiting London in the summer get set for a raft of festivals and outdoor events. The Caribbean festival otherwise known as Notting Hill Carnival held on August bank holiday weekend remains one of the largest street events in Europe and is an annual rite of passage. The annual Hampton Court Palace Festival in the same month at the former home of King Henry VIII is perhaps the most awesome venue for a music festival anywhere in London.

Bus tickets from Stansted to London

Useful to know

  • You can use mobile tickets on National Express coaches without a printed copy and it is recommended to have some form of photo ID for boarding purposes if requested by coach staff. Standard tickets are non-refundable but can be changed up to one day before the travel date for an amendment fee plus the price difference if any. Fully Flexible tickets offer security in terms of refunds and cancellations with unlimited amendments which is useful for delayed flights.

  • National Express provides a Change & Go Add-on which allows you to ride any coach up to 12h. before or after your originally scheduled time, free of charge. It also has a cancellation and refund feature if revoked within 24h. On National Express coaches from Stansted to London you can purchase tickets from the driver, but making an advanced reservation (e-ticket) is the only way to guarantee seating on the coach of your choice. The company offers special prices for children under the age of 15 years as well as season and multi-ride tickets for those making frequent trips along this route. On Omio buying bus tickets to Birmingham is fast and easy and it’s possible to store all your tickets in your Omio account.

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FAQs
How much does a cheap coach from Stansted to London cost?
Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets to London from Stansted for as low as £11  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a coach ticket from Stansted to London on average?
If you’re looking to purchase your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the Stansted to London coach price to come in at an average of £11  one way.
What is the distance from Stansted to London via coach?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Stansted to London via coach to be approximately 30 miles (48 km).
What is the average Stansted to London coach duration?
While the time it takes to travel 30 miles (48 km) between Stansted and London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Stansted to London is on average 50 min.
What is the departure coach station in Stansted and arrival coach station in London?

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

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

Passengers board their coach most frequently from Stansted Airport and travel around 2.7 miles (4.3 km) from the city centre to this coach station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and need to travel approximately 4.5 miles (7.2 km) from the coach station to the city centre in London.

What coach companies offer a service to London from Stansted?
If you're looking for coaches from Stansted to London, you can rely on Airport Bus Express Ltd, National Express, Autostradale or Infobus to get you to London. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Stansted to London trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When should I buy Stansted London coach tickets 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 route and save money. If you book coach tickets from Stansted to London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £11 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your coach ticket from Stansted to London a few months in advance.