Stansted Airport Transfer
Find out how to travel between Stansted Airport and Central London by rail, coach or taxi, plus your guide to airport transfers and car parking. London Stansted Airport (STN) is the UK’s third busiest airport and one of the fastest growing airports in Europe. The airport is located 64km (40 miles) to the north-east of London. It is home to many of the UK’s low-cost airlines, serving mostly European and Mediterranean destinations.
Arriving and Departing from Stansted Airport –
The Stansted Airport Arrivals hall has a range of shops, restaurants, currency exchange services and car rental reservation desks.
Stansted Airport Departures can be found on the ground floor. After checking-in, passengers must clear security control before entering the departure lounge, where there’s a selection of shops, bars and restaurants.
Stansted Airport by Rail –
Stansted Express is the quickest way into Central London. Full-service trains leave the airport from approximately 5.30am (depending on the day of the week) to 11.45pm (or until 12.30am without stopping at Tottenham Hale – services operate later during weekends). Trains run every 15 minutes. A standard adult single ticket costs £23.40. The journey time is 47 minutes and most trains stop at Tottenham Hale station before terminating at Liverpool Street station.
Stansted Airport by Coach –
easyBus offers a high-frequency, low-cost express bus service between Central London and Stansted Airport. The service operates every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week (except Christmas day). The journey time is one hour and 15 minutes direct and non-stop to London (Baker Street). Prices start at £2 (online price) one way.
National Express operates a 24-hour service to Victoria Coach Station with stops at Golder’s Green, Finchley Road, St John’s Wood, Baker Street and Marble Arch. A second service stops at Liverpool Street via Stratford, Whitechapel, Shorditch, Bethnal Green, Mile End and Bow. There are several coaches an hour during the day. Prices start from £8 (plus £1 booking fee) for a single ticket.
Terravision offers a low-cost coach service into Central London from Stansted. There are three services to choose from: a non-stop coach to Victoria Coach Station, a route to Liverpool Street Station and a service to Stratford. Single fares start from £6.