How to travel from Birmingham to Stansted

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from Birmingham to Stansted

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

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To get from Birmingham to Stansted on Aug 11 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:00AMBirmingham, Coach Station4h15 12:15PMLondon, Stansted Airport
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411One-way
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03:15PMBirmingham, Coach Station5h55 09:10PMLondon, Stansted Airport
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321One-way
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03:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station4h55 07:55PMLondon, Stansted Airport
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371One-way
11:45AMBirmingham, Coach Station4h25 04:10PMLondon, Stansted Airport
1 transfer
381One-way
05:45AMBirmingham, Coach Station4h05 09:50AMLondon, Stansted Airport
0 transfers
411One-way

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Travel Information to Stansted from Birmingham

distanceDistance97 miles (157 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$32 - $72
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $32 (€29) • 4 h 2 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $72 (€66) • 2 h 43 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Travel 97 miles (157 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Stansted from Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 43 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $32 (€29). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Birmingham to Stansted.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham 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 Birmingham to Stansted.
FAQs

You can travel between Birmingham and Stansted 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Stansted is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $32 (€29) compared to other travel options to Stansted:

A bus is $40 (€37) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Birmingham to Stansted costing on average $72 (€66).

The fastest way from Birmingham to Stansted is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 43 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 4 h 2 min   of travel time.

The distance from Birmingham to Stansted is approximately 97 miles (157 km).

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Stansted is:

  • Around 34 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Birmingham to Stansted:

  • Buses most often depart from Birmingham at Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Stansted at Stansted, London Stansted Airport Coach Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from Birmingham New Street and tend to arrive in Stansted Airport.

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

  • Travel with National Express for buses to Stansted. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Birmingham to Stansted tickets on Omio for $32 (€29).
  • Travel with Cross Country for trains to Stansted. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Cross Country Birmingham to Stansted tickets on Omio for $72 (€66).

Yes, there are direct routes from Birmingham to Stansted with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct buses with National Express.
  • You can travel directly by train with.

Direct services to Stansted tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

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

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $32 (€29) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $72 (€66) one way on average.

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

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