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Cheap bus tickets and times from London to Stansted Airport (SSD)

Showing times and prices for May 28

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

35 m

Average

1 h 20 m

Buses per day

111

Distance

50 km

Cheap bus tickets from London to Stansted Airport (SSD) start from $21 with an average ticket price of $21.

The fastest bus from London to Stansted Airport (SSD) takes 35m in comparison to an average duration of 1h 20m and covers a distance of 50 km.

111 buses leave London for Stansted Airport (SSD) every day with 111 travelling directly.

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Airport Bus Express Ltd
09:15PM1h00
London
10:15PMStansted, London Stansted Airport Coach Station
$211One-way
0 transfers
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Airport Bus Express Ltd
12:40AM0h55
London
01:35AMStansted, London Stansted Airport Coach Station
$211One-way
0 transfers
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Airport Bus Express Ltd
11:40PM1h05
London
12:45AMStansted, London Stansted Airport Coach Station
$211One-way
0 transfers
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Airport Bus Express Ltd
12:10AM1h05
London
01:15AMStansted, London Stansted Airport Coach Station
$211One-way
0 transfers
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Airport Bus Express Ltd
04:30AM1h15
London
05:45AMStansted, London Stansted Airport Coach Station
$211One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Bus from London to Stansted Airport (SSD)

distanceDistance30 miles (49 km)
durationAverage bus duration45 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$21 (€18)
frequencyBus frequency19 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 19 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersNational Express, Megabus, Airport Bus Express Ltd, Abellio Greater Anglia or Bus

Buses from London to Stansted Airport (SSD) cover the 30 miles (49 km) long route taking on average 45 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus, Airport Bus Express Ltd, Abellio Greater Anglia or Bus. Normally, there are 19 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $21 (€18), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $17 (€15).

Bus providers: National Express, Megabus and Airport Bus Express Ltd from London to Stansted Airport (SSD)

Buy your official National Express, Megabus and Airport Bus Express Ltd bus tickets from London to Stansted Airport (SSD) from $15 (€13) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular trip.

Greater Anglia is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates a wide range of services, from commuter trains to intercity services. The commuter trains run at regular intervals throughout the day, while the intercity services run at peak times. The train types include the InterCity 125, InterCity 225, Class 90, Class 91, Class 360 and Class 379. The ticket types available are Standard, First Class and Advance. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power sockets, air conditioning and refreshment trolleys. The most popular routes for Greater Anglia are London Liverpool Street to Norwich, London Liverpool Street to Cambridge and London Liverpool Street to Ipswich.

Abellio Greater Anglia from London to Stansted Airport (SSD) bus information:

  • Average Duration: 45 min
  • Cheapest Price: $15

Bus from London to Stansted Airport

There are many buses from London to Stansted Airport on both weekdays and weekends. Services run throughout the day and night, and the journey usually takes around 1 hour and 50 minutes. 

How long is the journey by bus from London to Stansted Airport?

All of the buses from London to Stansted Airport run directly with no changes. Most of the buses take around 1 hour and 35 minutes to 1 hour and 50 minutes to reach Stansted Airport, but at busier times this may increase to 2 hours and 10 minutes. Weekend services are generally faster than weekday services due to a lack of commuter traffic. 

How many buses are there from London to Stansted Airport?

There are a similar number of buses from London to Stansted Airport on weekdays and weekends. The first buses of the day leave very early in the morning, usually at around 1:15 a.m. There are then 2 - 3 buses per hour, with more services leaving at breakfast-time, lunchtime, and teatime. buses continue to leave until 11:30 p.m. 

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from London to Stansted Airport? 

Departure bus station: Victoria Bus Station. This station is next to Victoria Train Station, and is around a 5 minute walk from Buckingham Palace. Victoria Train Station operates various train lines from providers such as Gatwick Express and Thameslink, with many routes heading to the south-west. The bus station and train station are served by various tube lines including the Victoria, Circle, and District lines, and it has a taxi rank and several bus stops. The facilities at Victoria Bus Station include food kiosks, newsagents, and bathrooms. 

Arrival bus station: Stansted Airport Bus Station. This station is situated 2 minutes' walk from the main terminal and right next to Stansted Airport Train Station, which runs various trains to the surrounding areas from providers such as Stansted Express and Cross Country, as well as local and national buses. There are many amenities at the bus station and inside the airport, such as restaurants, telephones, cash machines, and waiting areas. 

Which bus providers travel from London to Stansted Airport?

All of the buses from London to Stansted Airport are provided by National Express.

National Express London to Stansted Airport

National Express offer dozens of buses from London to Stansted Airport each day, with the first bus leaving just after midnight. Services continue regularly until late at night. There are usually 2 - 3 buses that leave for Stansted Airport every hour. Journey times can vary depending on the time of day and day of the week, but the fastest service generally lasts around one and a half hours. The longest bus journeys can take up to 2 hours and 10 minutes at peak times.

London to Stansted Airport Bus: Services on Board

National Express buses do not have first or second class seating areas, but all seats have TVs with access to free films, TV programs and radio. They also offer free WiFi. National Express have strict baggage restrictions due to limited space on board. Passengers can bring one piece of soft hand luggage that measures 45 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm, then either two medium suitcases no larger than 70 cm x 45 cm x 30 cm or one large suitcase that measures 75 cm x 50 cm x 32 cm. The large suitcase must not weigh more than 20 kg and the medium suitcases must not weigh more than 20 kg combined. Passengers can bring extra luggage by paying for an increased baggage allowance. Bikes are permitted on board National Express buses, but only if they are folding bikes that are properly wrapped up and protected. Pushchairs are permitted and will be stored in the hold, but they must be folded up. No animals are allowed on any National Express buses, apart from assistance dogs. Disabled passengers are welcome on National Express buses at any time, but they must meet certain conditions: the combined weight of the passenger and wheelchair must not exceed the maximum weight capacity of the wheelchair lift, and the wheelchair must fit in the allocated space. Wheelchair spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so to make sure there is room passengers should book assistance 36 hours in advance. 

FAQs: Bus from London to Stansted Airport (SSD)

FAQs: Take the bus from London to Stansted Airport (SSD) with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Stansted Airport (SSD).
FAQs
Cheap bus tickets from London to Stansted Airport (SSD) can start from as little as $17 (€15) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for London to Stansted Airport (SSD) is $21 (€18); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by bus from London to Stansted Airport (SSD) is 45 min   to travel the 30 mile (49 km) long trip, with around there are 19 buses per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from London to Stansted Airport (SSD) leaves at 2: 05 PM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from London to Stansted Airport (SSD) leaves at 11: 40 PM.
Yes, there are 19 direct buses a day from London to Stansted Airport (SSD) with National Express, Megabus, Airport Bus Express Ltd or Abellio Greater Anglia. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct buses.
When taking a bus from London to Stansted Airport (SSD), you can count on National Express, Megabus, Airport Bus Express Ltd, Abellio Greater Anglia or Bus for the best way to get you to Stansted Airport (SSD). You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service from London to Stansted Airport (SSD) and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
A day trip to Stansted Airport (SSD) from London is worth doing with a journey time of 45 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a bus from London to Stansted Airport (SSD) is July.
You have options as you can travel to Stansted Airport (SSD) from London 2 different ways: bus or train.

Trains arriving to Stansted Airport

Distance from Stansted Airport to city center
Distance from Stansted Airport to city center
30.9 miles (49.9 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 30 - 19: 00
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Bus lines: IC buses, National Express, X10 Airlink, X30 Airlink, 42A, 133 Sapphire, 5, 6, 7, 7A
Train lines: Stansted Express, West Anglia Main Line, CrossCountry
Onward travel information: Local buses and National Coach routes stop in bus station located at airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement services operate from the main coach station as directed by Station Staff.
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
London Stansted Airport
0 miles (0 km)
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
The airport is a 5 minute walk away from the railway station.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi in the station.
ATM
ATM
Located near the main entrance.
Taxi
Taxi
Accessible taxis: Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: Newsagent/Sweets Passport Photo Booth
Dining
Dining
Burger King | The Windmill
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
SIXT | Europcar | Hertz | Enterprise | Alamo | Budget | Avis
Accessibility
Accessibility
Ramp, wheelchair train access available on request, escalators, wheelchair access to platforms.

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