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from Manchester to Stansted

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

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Stansted on 26 Oct we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:50Manchester Airport1h10 11:00London Heathrow Airport
0 changes
£721One-way
Cheapest
10:45Manchester, Coach Station8h07 18:52London, Stansted Airport
1 changes
£331One-way
Other options
08:30Manchester, Coach Station6h22 14:52London, Stansted Airport
1 changes
£421One-way
15:00Manchester, Coach Station6h15 21:15London, Stansted Airport
1 changes
£421One-way
11:30Manchester, Coach Station7h52 19:22London, Stansted Airport
1 changes
£331One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Tue
26 Oct
£87
£33National Express
£64British Airways
Wed
27 Oct
£86
£23National Express
£53British Airways
Thu
28 Oct
£87
£33National Express
£81British Airways
Fri
29 Oct
£87
£33National Express
£62British Airways
Sat
30 Oct
£86
£25National Express
£110British Airways
Sun
31 Oct
£58Avanti West Coast
£31National Express
£68British Airways
Mon
1 Nov
£62Avanti West Coast
£26National Express
£88British Airways
Tue
2 Nov
£63Avanti West Coast
£20National Express
£61British Airways
Wed
3 Nov
£65Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
£98British Airways
Thu
4 Nov
£69Avanti West Coast
£20National Express
£96British Airways
Fri
5 Nov
£53Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
£58British Airways
Sat
6 Nov
£65Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
£63British Airways
Sun
7 Nov
£63Avanti West Coast
£26National Express
£76British Airways
Mon
8 Nov
£58Avanti West Coast
£26National Express
£85British Airways
Tue
9 Nov
£63Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
£71British Airways
Wed
10 Nov
£48Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
£58British Airways
Fri
12 Nov
£62Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
£71British Airways

Travel Information between Manchester and Stansted

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£24 - £346
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £24 • 6 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £346 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways, National Express or Avanti West Coast

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 149 miles (240 km) between Manchester and Stansted. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £24. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are British Airways, National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Stansted.

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FAQs
What are my travel options from Manchester to Stansted?

You can travel from Manchester to Stansted 3 different ways: flight, coach or train.

How do I get from Manchester to Stansted the cheapest way?

The cheapest way from Manchester to Stansted is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £24 compared to other travel options to Stansted:

A coach is £322 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Manchester to Stansted costing on average £346.

A coach is about £61 less than a train, which costs on average £86 for this trip.

What is the quickest way from Manchester to Stansted?

The quickest way to travel from Manchester to Stansted is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Stansted by coach can take on average 6 h 15 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 32 min   on average.

How many miles are between Manchester and Stansted

The distance between Manchester and Stansted is around 149 miles (240 km).

How many services a day are there between Manchester and Stansted?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Stansted is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

When going from Manchester to Stansted, where do I depart from Manchester and where do I arrive in Stansted?

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

  • Flights mostly depart from Manchester Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
  • Coaches most often depart from Manchester at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Stansted at Stansted, London Stansted Airport.
  • Trains from Manchester to Stansted most often leave from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Stansted Airport.
Which travel operators can get me from Manchester to Stansted?

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

  • Travel with British Airways to go to Stansted by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find British Airways Manchester to Stansted tickets on Omio for £346.
  • Travel with National Express for coaches to Stansted. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Manchester to Stansted tickets on Omio for £24.
  • Avanti West Coast can take you to Stansted by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Avanti West Coast from Manchester to Stansted for £86.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Manchester to Stansted?
Many of our customers travelling from Manchester to Stansted don't make Stansted their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Peterborough or Birmingham, either of which you could add to your Manchester and Stansted trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Stansted to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets between Manchester and Stansted online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a plane ticket is £346 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a coach ticket is £24 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £86 one way for this journey.

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