How to get from Manchester to Stansted

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from Manchester to Stansted

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

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bus

To get from Manchester to Stansted on 01 Jul we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

16:00Manchester, Coach Station6h15 22:15London, Stansted Airport
1 change
£361One-way
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16:00Manchester, Coach Station6h15 22:15London, Stansted Airport
1 change
£361One-way
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17:15Manchester, Coach Station6h00 23:15London, Stansted Airport
1 change
£361One-way
07:45Manchester, Coach Station6h45 14:30London, Stansted Airport
1 change
£371One-way
12:00Manchester, Coach Station6h40 18:40London, Stansted Airport
1 change
£421One-way

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Travel Information from Manchester to Stansted

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£41 - £93
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £41 • 5 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £84 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways, National Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 149 miles (240 km) by flight, coach or train to Stansted from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £41. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip 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

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Manchester to Stansted. You can take a flight, coach or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Stansted. Tickets for a coach cost on average £41.

This is compared to other travel options to Stansted:

A coach journey is usually £43 less than a journey to Stansted by plane, which costs on average £84 for the same trip.

A coach is about £52 less than a train, which costs on average £93 for this route.

The fastest way to get to Stansted from Manchester is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

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

In comparison, getting to Stansted by coach can take on average 5 h 35 min.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 2 h 33 min.

Stansted is approximately 149 miles (240 km) away from Manchester.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Stansted is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travellers board their plane from Manchester Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
  • Most travellers take a coach from Manchester, Coach Station to London, Stansted Airport Coach Station.
  • Most travellers take a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stansted Airport.

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 for flights to Stansted. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for British Airways Manchester to Stansted tickets on Omio for £84.
  • National Express can take you to Stansted by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for National Express from Manchester to Stansted for £41.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to Stansted. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast Manchester to Stansted tickets on Omio for £93.
Your journey from Manchester to Stansted doesn't have to end in Stansted. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Peterborough or Birmingham. If you’d like to add London, Peterborough or Birmingham to your Manchester 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 Manchester to Stansted, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is £84 one way on average.
  • The price of a coach ticket is £41 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £93 one way.

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.

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