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Travel between London airports

With buses, coaches, trains and taxis, travelling between London airports couldn't be easier

Travelling between London airports

There are a number of different ways you can travel between London airports. Regular buses, coaches and trains connect London Stansted Airport with Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton Airport.

London Stansted Airport to Heathrow Airport

By Coach

National Express operates an hourly direct coach service.

Service: Coaches run hourly

Journey time: 1h 30m

Buy a ticket: Online, at the ticket desks in the terminal, at the station or on board

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By Train

You can transfer between the two airports by train, but you’ll need to make a few changes.

Directions:

1. Take the Stansted Express train to London Liverpool Street. This journey will take 47 minutes.

2. Transfer to London Paddington by either taking a bus, taxi or the London Underground.

3. On arrival at Paddington, take the Heathrow Express train to Heathrow Airport. This journey will take 15 minutes.

Service: Trains run every 15 minutes

Journey time: 1h 2m (not including transfer time)

Buy a ticket: Online or at the station

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London Stansted Airport to Gatwick Airport

By Coach

National Express operates a direct service between the two airports that runs every two hours.

Service: Coaches run every two hours

Journey time: 2h 45m

Buy a ticket: Online, at the ticket desks in the terminal, at the station or on board

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By Train

You can transfer between the two airports by train, but you’ll need to make a few changes.

Directions:

1. Take the Stansted Express train to London Liverpool Street. This journey will take 45 minutes.

2. Transfer to London Victoria by either taking a bus, taxi or the London Underground

3. On arrival at Victoria, take the Gatwick Express train to Gatwick Airport. This journey will take 30 minutes

Service: Trains run every 15 minutes

Journey time: 1h 15m (not including transfer time)

Buy a ticket: Online or at the station

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London Stansted Airport to Luton Airport

By Coach

National Express operates a direct service between the two airports that runs every two hours.

Service: Coaches run hourly

Journey time: 1h 30m

Buy a ticket: Online, at the ticket desks in the terminal, at the station or on board

Book now