How to travel from Manchester to Stansted

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Travel Information from Manchester to Stansted

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$42 - $158
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $42 (€40) • 5 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $158 (€152) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or Avanti West Coast

Take a bus, flight, ferry 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; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $42 (€40). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express, British Airways or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Manchester to Stansted.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Stansted

Travel Tips: 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.

There are 4 travel options from Manchester to Stansted: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Stansted from Manchester is by taking a bus, which costs on average $42 (€40).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Stansted:

A bus is $116 (€111) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Manchester to Stansted costing on average $158 (€152).

A bus is generally $57 (€55) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $99 (€95) from Manchester to Stansted.

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

Other travel options to Stansted can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 5 h 40 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 3 h 19 min.

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

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Manchester, Coach Station to Stansted, London Stansted Airport Coach Station.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in 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:

  • National Express can take you to Stansted by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for National Express from Manchester to Stansted for $42 (€40).
  • 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 $158 (€152).
  • 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 $99 (€95).

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

  • You'll find direct buses with.
  • You can take a direct flight with British Airways.
  • You can take a direct 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.

Many of our customers traveling from Manchester to Stansted don't make Stansted their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Stansted are London, Peterborough or Birmingham, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Stansted to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $42 (€40) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $158 (€152) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $99 (€95) one way.

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.

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