Travel options
from Cardiff to Stansted

You can get from Cardiff to Stansted by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Cardiff to Stansted on 29 Nov we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens6h37 19:22London, Stansted Airport
1 changes
£221One-way
Cheapest
12:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens6h37 19:22London, Stansted Airport
1 changes
£221One-way
Other options
13:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens6h37 20:22London, Stansted Airport
1 changes
£221One-way
10:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens6h07 16:52London, Stansted Airport
1 changes
£261One-way
03:00Cardiff, Sophia Gardens5h52 08:52London, Stansted Airport
1 changes
£261One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
29 Nov
£62Great Western Railway
£22National Express
Tue
30 Nov
£55Great Western Railway
£20National Express
Wed
1 Dec
£66Great Western Railway
£20National Express
Thu
2 Dec
£55Great Western Railway
£21National Express
Fri
3 Dec
£84Great Western Railway
£21National Express
Sat
4 Dec
£63Great Western Railway
£20National Express
Sun
5 Dec
£63Great Western Railway
£26National Express
Mon
6 Dec
£46Great Western Railway
£20National Express
Tue
7 Dec
£42Great Western Railway
£18National Express
Wed
8 Dec
£55Great Western Railway
£20National Express
Thu
9 Dec
£59Great Western Railway
£21National Express
Fri
10 Dec
£59Great Western Railway
£21National Express
Sat
11 Dec
£63Great Western Railway
£21National Express
Sun
12 Dec
£63Great Western Railway
£26National Express
Mon
13 Dec
£50Great Western Railway
£21National Express
Tue
14 Dec
£47Great Western Railway
£20National Express
Wed
15 Dec
£50Great Western Railway
£21National Express
Thu
16 Dec
£50Great Western Railway
£21National Express
Fri
17 Dec
£63Great Western Railway
£31National Express
Sat
18 Dec
£62Great Western Railway
£33National Express

Travel Tips

Travel from Cardiff to Stansted
Travel 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 Cardiff to Stansted.
FAQs
What are my travel options from Cardiff to Stansted?

There are 2 ways to travel to Stansted from Cardiff including taking a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Stansted from Cardiff?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Stansted. Tickets for a coach cost on average £18.

This is compared to other travel options to Stansted:

A coach is generally £45 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £63 from Cardiff to Stansted.

What is the quickest way from Cardiff to Stansted?

The fastest way from Cardiff to Stansted is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 38 min.

Other travel options between Cardiff and Stansted can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Stansted by coach can take on average 5 h 47 min.

How far is Stansted from Cardiff?

The distance from Cardiff to Stansted is approximately 147 miles (237 km).

How many services a day are there from Cardiff to Stansted?

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Stansted is:

  • Around 8 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Cardiff to Stansted as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Cardiff to Stansted?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Cardiff to Stansted:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and tend to arrive in Stansted, London Stansted Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Cardiff Central and tend to arrive in Stansted Airport.
Which travel companies can get me from Cardiff to Stansted?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cardiff to Stansted:

  • You can travel to Stansted from Cardiff by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £18 with National Express from Cardiff to Stansted.
  • You can go to Stansted from Cardiff by train with Great Western Railway. You'll see cheap train tickets for £63 with Great Western Railway from Cardiff to Stansted on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Cardiff to Stansted?

Yes, there are direct services available from Cardiff to Stansted with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct coaches with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Stansted as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Cardiff and Stansted.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Cardiff to Stansted?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Cardiff to Stansted often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Peterborough or Birmingham. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cardiff and Stansted itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Stansted and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets between Cardiff and Stansted online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip between Cardiff and Stansted, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £18 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £63 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Cardiff and Stansted online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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