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National Express Bus and Coach Services

National Express, the UK's largest operator of scheduled coach and bus services, operates direct to and from The Station at Stansted Airport.

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Looking to Travel by Bus or Coach between London and Stansted Airport?

National Express Stansted Airport provides regular bus and coach services between London and the Airport, stopping at many of London’s main underground and bus stations (210 journeys a day from 18 London locations). National Express coaches stop right outside the terminal doors and provide an affordable, comfortable and quick service to and from London to the Airport, with fares from £5 one-way. Book your National Express tickets now for the cheapest possible fares.

More information on bus and coach travel between London and Stansted Airport.

Travelling by Bus or Coach To and From Other UK Towns and Cities

National Express links over 900 towns and cities across the country providing the biggest coach and bus network. National Express picks up and drops off at key locations such as Birmingham, Cambridge, Thetford, Norwich, Oxford, Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Brighton and Ipswich.

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Travelling between Airports by Bus or Coach

If you are looking to get between airports such as Stansted to Heathrow, Stansted to Gatwick and Stansted to Luton, then National Express provide links between all major airports and is one of the quickest modes of transport connecting the airports.

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Catching Buses or Coaches at Stansted

Stansted Airport's bus and coach station is opposite the main terminal entrance. Please note that many coaches and buses are not wheelchair-accessible. Bus fares and times are subject to change, so please confirm with the operator before you travel.

Demand Responsive Service – Gatwick Flyer

We offer a pre-booked scheduled airport shuttle service operating from South Essex, East London, North Kent and surrounding areas to Stansted Airport.  For more information or to book please log on

Local Buses

Use the guide below to find out more about your service or see all the local buses at a glance.

ServiceDestinationCalling atInformation
Stansted Aircoach X30 Southend Rayleigh and Chelmsford Website
First X10 Basildon Chelmsford and Wickford Website
Airport by Bus 133 Colchester and Braintree Colchester Bus Station, Colchester North Station, Marks Tey, and Braintree Bus Park, Felsted, Dunmow and Takeley Tel +44 (0)1279 681 800 Website
Arriva 510/509/508 Harlow Takeley, Bishop's Stortford and Sawbridgeworth Tel +44 (0)871 200 2233 Website
First 42A Chelmsford and Galleywood Great Dunmow and Takeley Tel +44 (0)845 748 4950 Website
Service 5 Service 7/7a Saffron Walden/ Stansted Mountfitchet Debden, Broxted/ Elsenham, Henham Tel +44 (0)871 200 2233 Website


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