Plane flying from Stansted Airport

Gatwick Airport to Stansted Airport

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Duration: 3 hrs 5 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 16 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 Gatwick to Stansted Airport

Travel from Gatwick Airport to Stansted Airport, and say goodbye to expensive inter-airport travel.

With up to 16 daily services, a guaranteed seat and lots of luggage room, you can travel in style for less.

Please note: our services between Gatwick and Stansted require a connection in London. Please use the journey planner above to search for the most suitable route for your needs.

Departing from Gatwick Airport

To pass the time until your coach or flight, Gatwick is home to dozens of fantastic facilities to keep you busy. Within a five-minute walk from the terminal, you'll find newsagents, restaurants, coffee shops and more.

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

Arriving at Stansted Airport

To ensure a stress-free travel experience we recommend you get to the airport at least 3 hours before your scheduled flight departure time.

Time to spare before your plane departs? Stansted is packed with facilities including supermarkets, newsagents, rest areas, Wi-Fi and more.

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

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Gatwick to Stansted?

The first coach leaves from Gatwick South Terminal at 3.35am, with one change in London, before arriving at Stansted Airport Coach Station at 8.30am.

When is the last coach from Gatwick to Stansted?

The last coach leaves from Gatwick Terminal at 23.30pm, with one change in London, before arriving at Stansted Airport Coach Station at 4.35am.

What happens if I miss my coach from Gatwick 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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