How to travel from Stansted to London

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from Stansted to London

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

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To get from Stansted to London on Oct 04 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:53AMStansted Mountfitchet0h52 10:45AMLondon Liverpool Street
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10:30PMLondon, Stansted Airport1h00 11:30PMLondon
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08:53AMStansted Mountfitchet0h57 09:50AMLondon Liverpool Street
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06:00PMLondon, Stansted Airport0h50 06:50PMLondon
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09:30AMLondon, Stansted Airport0h50 10:20AMLondon
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Travel Information between Stansted and London

distanceDistance30 miles (48 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $25
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $13 (€13) • 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $25 (€24) • 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Greater Anglia

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 30 miles (48 km) between Stansted and London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus or Greater Anglia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Stansted to London.

How to Travel from Stansted to London

The short journey from Stansted to London is popular with travelers for both business and leisure. The trip to the capital is convenient whether you choose to travel by bus or train. Depending on the mode of transit and time of departure, journey times vary between 54 minutes and 2 hours and 50 minutes. Key arrival points in London include Victoria Coach Station and Liverpool Street. Bus and train journeys from Stansted to London are available 7 days a week.

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What is the best way to travel from Stansted to London?

Cheapest way to travel from Stansted to London


Taking a bus is cheapest way to travel from Stansted to London. Buses traveling from Stansted to London require a change in Bishop's Stortford train station, and takes 2:50 h to arrive at London's Victoria bus station. Buses along this connection are not very frequent with up to four offered a day. Bus companies that travel from Stansted to London include National Express.

Fastest way to travel from Stansted to London


Traveling by train is the fastest way to get from Stansted to London. Trains that travel from Stansted to London depart from the station train station and arrive at London's Liverpool Street station. Over 20 direct trains travel from Stansted to London every day, with the first departing at 7:25 a.m. Trains that travel directly from Stansted to London are serviced by Abellio Greater Anglia.

Most popular way to travel from Stansted to London


Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Stansted to London. Taking the train is significantly faster than taking the bus and do not require a change.Traveling from Stansted to London by train allows you to arrive at London's Liverpool station at the most convient time for you, as frequent trains are offered between the two cities.

How to get from Stansted to London

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Stansted to London there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 88,72% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Stansted to London. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Attractions in London

London receives the most international arrivals out of any city in the world. Some of London's main attractions include the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, the London Eye, the British Museum, the Tate Modern and Wembley Stadium as well as Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham Hotspur football clubs.

Travel Tips: Travel from Stansted to London

Travel Tips: Travel to London 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 Stansted to London.

There are 4 ways to travel from Stansted to London including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Stansted and London is by taking a bus with an average price of $13 (€13).

This is compared to other travel options to London:

Taking a bus is about $12 (€11) less than taking a train, which costs on average $25 (€24) for this route.

The quickest way to travel from Stansted to London is by train, which takes on average 35 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 45 min.

London is approximately 30 miles (48 km) away from Stansted.

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

  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Stansted to London depart from Stansted Airport to London Victoria.

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

  • Travel with Megabus for buses to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus Stansted to London tickets on Omio for $13 (€13).
  • Greater Anglia can take you to London by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Greater Anglia from Stansted to London for $25 (€24).

Yes, there are direct services available from Stansted to London with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with National Express, Airport Bus Express Ltd or Megabus.
  • You can travel directly by train with Greater Anglia.

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

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

Before traveling from Stansted to London, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $13 (€13) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $25 (€24) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Stansted to London 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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