How to get from London to Stansted Airport

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from London to Stansted Airport

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

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To get from London to Stansted Airport on 19 Aug 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 Airport

distanceDistance30 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£16 - £23
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £16 • 40 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £16 • 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Greater Anglia

Travel 30 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train between London and Stansted Airport. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £16. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Megabus or Greater Anglia among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from London to Stansted Airport.

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Travel to Stansted Airport 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 Airport.
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There are 4 travel options from London to Stansted Airport: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from London to Stansted Airport is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £16 compared to other travel options to Stansted Airport:

A coach is generally £7 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £23 from London to Stansted Airport.

The fastest way from London to Stansted Airport is by coach with an average journey time of 40 min.

Other travel options to Stansted Airport from London can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 47 min.

The London to Stansted Airport distance is approximately 30 miles.

The average frequency per day from London to Stansted Airport is:

  • 44 coaches per day.
  • 49 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from London to Stansted Airport 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 when travelling from London to Stansted Airport:

  • Most travellers board their train from London Victoria and arrive in Stansted Airport.

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

  • You can go to Stansted Airport from London by coach with Megabus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £16 with Megabus from London to Stansted Airport on Omio.
  • You can take a train from London to Stansted Airport with Greater Anglia. Cheap tickets can be found for £23 with Greater Anglia from London to Stansted Airport.

Yes, there are direct services available between London and Stansted Airport with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find 44 direct coaches per day with National Express, Airport Bus Express Ltd or Megabus.
  • You can travel directly by train with Greater Anglia with 39 direct trains per day.

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

Omio customers who travel from London to Stansted Airport often also extend their holiday to go to Birmingham, Peterborough or Cambridge. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Stansted Airport and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from London to Stansted Airport, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £16 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £23 one way on average.

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

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