How to get from London to Stansted

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from London to Stansted

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

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

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Travel Information between London and Stansted

distanceDistance30 miles (48 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £10 • 38 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Greater Anglia

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 30 miles (48 km) between London and Stansted. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus or Greater Anglia among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from London to Stansted.

Travel Tips: Travel from London 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 London to Stansted.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between London and Stansted. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Stansted, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Stansted:

A flight is about £16 less than a coach, which costs on average £16 for this journey.

A flight is generally £1 less than a ferry for the same trip. A ferry costs on average £1 from London to Stansted.

A flight is about £10 less than a train, which costs on average £10 for this journey.

The fastest way to get to Stansted from London is by train with an average travel time of 38 min.

There are alternative travel options to Stansted that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 40 min.

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Stansted is approximately 30 miles (48 km) away from London.

The average frequency per day from London to Stansted is:

  • Around 47 coaches per day.
  • 47 trains per day.

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

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

  • Flights mostly leave from London Heathrow Airport and tend to arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from London at London Victoria and arrive in Stansted at Stansted Airport.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Stansted, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Megabus to go to Stansted by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus London to Stansted tickets on Omio for £16.
  • Greater Anglia can get you to Stansted by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Greater Anglia from London to Stansted for £10 on Omio.

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

  • You can travel directly by coach with National Express, Airport Bus Express Ltd or Megabus with 47 direct coaches per day.
  • You can take a direct train with Greater Anglia with 45 direct trains per day.

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 from London to Stansted.

Your journey from London to Stansted doesn't have to end in Stansted. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Peterborough, Birmingham or Cambridge. If you’d like to add Peterborough, Birmingham or Cambridge to your London to Stansted trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Stansted today!

Before travelling from London to Stansted, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £16 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is on average £1 one way.
  • The price of a ferry ticket for this journey is on average £1 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £10 one way.

But we recommend booking London to Stansted tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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