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from Stansted to London

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

Our recommendation

To get from Stansted to London on Dec 8 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:24AMStansted Mountfitchet0h51 10:15AMLondon Liverpool Street
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$171One-way
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09:24AMStansted Mountfitchet0h51 10:15AMLondon Liverpool Street
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$171One-way
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06:30PMStansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 07:20PMLondon
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$191One-way
09:30AMStansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 10:20AMLondon
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$191One-way
07:30PMStansted, London Stansted Airport0h50 08:20PMLondon
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Tue
Dec 7
$28Greater Anglia
$20Airport Bus Express Ltd
Wed
Dec 8
$16Greater Anglia
$17Airport Bus Express Ltd
Thu
Dec 9
$16Greater Anglia
$17Airport Bus Express Ltd
Fri
Dec 10
$19Greater Anglia
$17Airport Bus Express Ltd
Sat
Dec 11
$28Greater Anglia
$14Airport Bus Express Ltd
Sun
Dec 12
$28Greater Anglia
$14Airport Bus Express Ltd
Mon
Dec 13
$19Greater Anglia
$14Airport Bus Express Ltd
Tue
Dec 14
$16Greater Anglia
$14Airport Bus Express Ltd
Wed
Dec 15
$16Greater Anglia
$14Airport Bus Express Ltd
Thu
Dec 16
$16Greater Anglia
$14Airport Bus Express Ltd
Fri
Dec 17
$16Greater Anglia
$14Airport Bus Express Ltd
Sat
Dec 18
$28Greater Anglia
$14Airport Bus Express Ltd
Sun
Dec 19
$28Greater Anglia
$13Airport Bus Express Ltd
Mon
Dec 20
$19Greater Anglia
$13Airport Bus Express Ltd
Tue
Dec 21
$16Greater Anglia
$13Airport Bus Express Ltd
Wed
Dec 22
$16Greater Anglia
$13Airport Bus Express Ltd
Thu
Dec 23
$16Greater Anglia
$13Airport Bus Express Ltd
Fri
Dec 24
$16Greater Anglia
$13Airport Bus Express Ltd
Sat
Dec 25
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$41National Express
Sun
Dec 26
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$22National Express
Mon
Dec 27
$19Greater Anglia
$19National Express

Travel Information between Stansted and London

distanceDistance30 miles (48 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$14 - $30
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $14 (€12) • 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $30 (€25) • 49 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAirport Bus Express Ltd or Greater Anglia

Take a bus or train to travel 30 miles (48 km) to London from Stansted. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 49 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $14 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Airport Bus Express Ltd or Greater Anglia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Stansted to London.

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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.

Trains from Stansted to London | Buses from Stansted to London

Stansted to London Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€7

2:50 h

2 Months Ahead

trains

€10

0:42 mins

2 Months Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Stansted to London


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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


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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


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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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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.

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FAQs
How do I travel from Stansted to London?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to London from Stansted. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Stansted to London?

The cheapest way to get from Stansted to London is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $14 (€12) compared to other travel options to London:

Taking a bus is about $15 (€13) less than taking a train, which costs on average $30 (€25) for this journey.

What is the fastest way from Stansted to London?

The quickest way to travel to London from Stansted is by train, which takes on average 49 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 50 min.

How many miles from Stansted to London would I travel?

The distance is approximately 30 miles (48 km) from Stansted to London.

How many services a day are there to London from Stansted?

The average frequency per day from Stansted to London is:

  • Around 50 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Stansted? Where do I arrive in London?

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

  • Buses from Stansted to London most often leave from Stansted, London Stansted Airport and arrive in London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.
  • Trains from Stansted to London most often leave from Stansted Airport and arrive in London Victoria.
Which travel companies can take me from Stansted to London?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Stansted to London:

  • You can travel from Stansted to London by bus with Airport Bus Express Ltd. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $14 (€12) with Airport Bus Express Ltd from Stansted to London.
  • You can travel between Stansted and London by train with Greater Anglia. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $30 (€25) with Greater Anglia from Stansted to London.
Is there a direct service from Stansted to London?

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

  • You'll find direct buses with National Express or Airport Bus Express Ltd.

Direct services to London 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 route.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Stansted to London?
Omio customers who travel from Stansted to London often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between London and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I book tickets between Stansted and London online for the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $14 (€12) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $30 (€25) one way on average.

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

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