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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 27 Sep we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:00Manchester, Coach Station6h22 18:22London, Stansted Airport
1 changes
£341One-way
Cheapest
14:00Manchester, Coach Station7h45 21:45London, Stansted Airport
1 changes
£251One-way
Other options
17:00Manchester, Coach Station5h35 22:35London, Stansted Airport
1 changes
£341One-way
07:45Manchester, Coach Station6h37 14:22London, Stansted Airport
1 changes
£321One-way
16:00Manchester, Coach Station6h05 22:05London, Stansted Airport
1 changes
£341One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
27 Sep
£87
£25National Express
£255British Airways
Tue
28 Sep
£87
£23National Express
£206British Airways
Wed
29 Sep
£87
£23National Express
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Thu
30 Sep
£87
£25National Express
£48British Airways
Fri
1 Oct
£87
£27National Express
£149British Airways
Sat
2 Oct
£87
£25National Express
£177British Airways
Sun
3 Oct
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£24National Express
£119British Airways
Mon
4 Oct
£87
£23National Express
£116British Airways
Wed
6 Oct
£87
£23National Express
£116British Airways
Fri
8 Oct
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£23National Express
£54British Airways
Sat
9 Oct
£88
£23National Express
£53British Airways
Sun
10 Oct
£49Avanti West Coast
£24National Express
£56British Airways
Mon
11 Oct
£87
£23National Express
£68British Airways
Tue
12 Oct
£88
£23National Express
£54British Airways
Wed
13 Oct
£87
£23National Express
£52British Airways
Thu
14 Oct
£87
£23National Express
£52British Airways
Fri
15 Oct
£88
£23National Express
£82British Airways
Sat
16 Oct
£87
£23National Express
£59British Airways

Travel Information to Stansted from Manchester

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£25 - £355
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £25 • 6 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £355 • 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) to Stansted from Manchester. 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 £25. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are British Airways, National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Stansted.

Travel Tips

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

There are 3 ways to get from Manchester to Stansted: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Manchester to Stansted?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Stansted, which costs on average £25.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Stansted:

A coach is generally £330 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £355 from Manchester to Stansted.

A coach is about £63 less than a train, which costs on average £88 for this trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Manchester to Stansted?

The fastest way from Manchester to Stansted is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

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

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

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

How many miles from Manchester to Stansted would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 149 miles (240 km) from Manchester to Stansted.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Manchester to Stansted?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Stansted is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Manchester to Stansted:

  • Most travellers take a flight from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
  • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Manchester to Stansted depart from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange to Stansted, London Stansted Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Stansted Airport.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Manchester to Stansted?

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

  • You can take a flight from Manchester to Stansted with British Airways. Cheap tickets can be found for £355 with British Airways from Manchester to Stansted.
  • You can go to Stansted from Manchester by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £25 with National Express from Manchester to Stansted on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Manchester to Stansted with Avanti West Coast. Cheap tickets can be found for £88 with Avanti West Coast from Manchester to Stansted.
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Manchester and Stansted ends?
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 book tickets from Manchester to Stansted online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing £355 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets are costing on average £25 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £88 one way on average.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Stansted
Manchester (Coach Station)
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Manchester Oxford Road
Amenities
Manchester Piccadilly
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.