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Coach and Bus Services at Stansted Airport

We have a number of operators running bus and coach services to and from the station at Stansted Airport. The bus and coach station at Stansted Airport is ideally positioned opposite the main terminal entrance, making travel to and from Stansted convenient and hassle-free.

National Express offers services running 24 hours a day, with 41 pick-up points to and from Stansted Airport. Prices start from only £5 for a single journey, providing a cheap and comfortable option for travel to and from the airport.

Travel by bus or coach is ideally suited for individuals, families and groups alike. The shared service is a cost-effective and efficient way to travel and for those travelling in a group, it’s a great way to ensure everyone arrives at the destination together.

Luggage allowance varies by provider, but as a general rule most providers allow you to take 2 medium sized cases, each weighing no more than 20kg as well as small carry-on baggage.

Some providers such as National Express, offer flexible ticket options where you ticket will be valid at any time, on the day of purchase. Tickets must be purchased in advance and also may require an additional cost, you will inform the provider of any change prior to you departure.

Timetable information for coaches to London and further destinations across the UK are listed below:

Coaches to London




Journey Time


National Express A6

London Paddington

Up to every 15 mins

58-98 mins

National Express

National Express A7

London Victoria

Up to every 15 mins

75-100 mins

National Express

National Express A8

London Liverpool St

Up to every 20 mins

65-85 mins

National Express

National Express A9

London Stratford

Up to every 30 mins

45-60 mins

National Express

Airport Bus Express

London Bridge & Stratford

Up to every 30 mins

70-85 mins Airport Bus Express


Airport Bus Express London Victoria Up to every 30 mins 95 mins Airport Bus Express

Express coaches to the rest of the UK

Cambridge National Express 727 Every two hours Website
Thetford and Norwich National Express 727 Every two hours Website
Oxford via Hemel Hempstead and High Wycombe National Express 737 Every two hours Website
Nottingham, Leicester and Liverpool National Express 349/350 Up to two per day Website
Birmingham via Luton, Milton Keynes and Coventry National Express 777 Up to every two hours Website
Heathrow, Gatwick and Brighton National Express 727 Up to every two hours Website
Ipswich, Colchester and Heathrow National Express 250 Every two hours Website
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National Express Coach Services

National Express, the UK's largest operator of scheduled coach services, operates direct to and from The Station at Stansted Airport. With excellent value fares and services to many key destinations throughout the UK, you can relax and travel to Stansted Airport in one of their fleet of modern air-conditioned coaches.


Travel by Bus or Coach between London and Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport provides regular bus and coach services between London and the Airport, stopping at many of London’s main underground and bus stations.

Catching Buses at Stansted Airport
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Bus Services

For more information and timetables regarding bus services, please visit our dedicated Bus Services section.