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Stansted To Central London

Stansted has a fantastic choice of transport links to central London, with options to suit all budgets, timetables and destinations.

By train

The Stansted Express runs every 15 minutes and reaches London Liverpool Street in 47 minutes. Trains depart from Stansted Airport rail station, situated directly below the terminal. London Underground connections are available at Liverpool Street and Tottenham Hale (on the Stansted Express line).

Find out more about Stansted Airport trains

By bus or coach

Fast, frequent coaches run from Stansted to London destinations including Liverpool Street, Victoria, Stratford, Baker Street and other central London destinations. With fares starting at just a few pounds, this can be a really cost-effective way to travel. All services call at the airport coach station, directly opposite the terminal.

View detailed Stansted Airport coach information

By car

Stansted is about 40 miles outside central London – use our route planner tool to work out your route by road. Depending on your destination, you may have to pay the Congestion Charge. Renting a vehicle? Visit our Stansted Airport car hire page to see what's available for your journey.

By taxi

Stansted Airport taxi operator 24 / 7 operates a reservation desk on the international arrivals concourse and there's a courtesy phone in the UK and Ireland baggage reclaim hall. A taxi to central London for one to four people costs about £99, depending on destination. To book a taxi in advance call 0800 747 737 (inside the UK) or +44 (0)1279 661 111 (outside the UK).

View detailed Stansted taxi information

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