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Plane flying from Stansted Airport

Cambridge to Stansted

From £7.50 one-way*

Duration: 40 mins (fastest journey)
Departures: up to 11 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Cambridge to Stansted Airport

You can travel from Cambridge Coach Station to Stansted Airport up to 11 times a day, and with fares starting at just £7.50 one-way* our coaches have to be one of the most cost-effective ways of travelling to the airport.

Plus, with onboard Wi-Fi, comfortable leather seats, air conditioning, a generous luggage allowance and ample legroom, you can travel all the way to the airport in style.

Cambridge to Stansted Airport journey information
Fastest journey time 40 mins
Cheapest price From £7.50 *
Distance (approx) 47km
No. of stops 0 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 3:50am/19:05pm

Our Cambridge to Stansted Airport services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

727 coach towards Heathrow

Our 727 service travels up to 6 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Cambridge Parkside
  • Cambridge (Trumpington Park & Ride)
  • Stansted Airport Coach Station

728 coach towards Heathrow

Our 728 service travels up to 2 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Cambridge Parkside
  • Cambridge (Trumpington Park & Ride)
  • Stansted Airport Coach Station

767 coach towards Stansted

Our 767 service travels up to 2 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Cambridge Parkside
  • Stansted Airport Coach Station

777 coach towards Stansted

Our 777 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Cambridge Parkside
  • Northampton North Gate Bus Station
  • Northampton (Far Cotton)
  • Northampton (Queen Eleanor Interchange)
  • Milton Keynes Coachway
  • Luton (Challney)
  • Luton Interchange
  • Luton Airport Bus Station
  • Stansted Airport Coach Station

Cambridge to Stansted route map

Luggage

You can bring 1x large suitcase (or 2x medium cases) & 1x soft hand luggage item onboard our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.

View our luggage policy 

Departing from Cambridge

Coaches leave from Cambridge to Stansted from 3.50am (approx), while the last coach of the day leaves at 19.05pm (approx).

Cambridge Station is well-served by buses, with several stops close by, allowing easy travel from the city or further afield. A dedicated taxi rank is also based at Cambridge Parkside for your convenience.

Take a look at our Cambridge Station facilities.

Arriving at Stansted

To ensure a stress-free travel experience we recommend you get to the airport at least 3 hours before your scheduled flight departure time. Until then, Stansted is packed with facilities including supermarkets, newsagents and more. There's also Wi-Fi, automated ticket machines, rest areas and more.

Take a look at our Stansted Airport facilities page for more information.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Cambridge to Stansted?

The first coach leaves from Cambridge Parkside at 3.50am, arriving at Stansted Airport Coach Station at 4.35am.

When is the last coach from Cambridge to Stansted?

The last coach leaves from Cambridge Parkside at 19.05pm, arriving at Stansted Airport Coach Station at 19.55pm.

How much is the coach from Cambridge to Stansted?

A one-way journey from Cambridge to Stansted Airport is available from £7.50*.

How long does the coach take from Cambridge to Stansted?

Our fastest coach journeys from Cambridge to Stansted Airport take 40 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Cambridge to Stansted?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1.50 booking fee applies. Fares correct 2 July 2024 for travel between 2 July 2024 - 28 October 2024.

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