Plane flying from Stansted Airport

Heathrow Airport to Stansted Airport

From £18.90 one-way*

Duration: 1 hr 15 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 9 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 Heathrow to Stansted Airport

Travel from Heathrow Airport to Stansted Airport from £18.90 one-way*, and say goodbye to expensive inter-airport travel.

With a guaranteed seat and lots of luggage room, you can travel more and pay less with National Express.

Heathrow to Stansted journey information
Fastest journey time 1 hr 15 mins
Cheapest price From £18.90 *
Distance (approx) 100km
No. of stops 0 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 7:40am/23:35pm

Our Heathrow to Stansted services and stops

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

250 coach towards Ipswich

Our 250 service travels up to 2 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Stansted Airport Coach Station

727 coach towards Great Yarmouth

Our 727 service travels up to 5 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Stansted Airport Coach Station

728 coach towards Great Yarmouth

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

  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Stansted Airport Coach Station

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You can take two 20kg suitcases and one item of hand luggage per adult on our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.

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Departing from Heathrow Airport

While you're waiting for your coach, Heathrow Airport has many great facilities for you to enjoy.

Facilities near to the stop include a wide assortment of cafes, shops and restaurants, as well as rest areas, toilet facilities, cash machines and ticket machines.

Arrival and Departure information: 

Terminal 2 & 3: Coaches arrive and depart from the Heathrow Central Bus Station.

Terminal 4: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 4.

Terminal 5: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 5.

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? Stansted is packed with facilities including supermarkets, newsagents, Wi-Fi, rest areas and more.

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

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Heathrow to Stansted?

The first coach leaves from Heathrow Central Bus Station at 7.40am, arriving at Stansted Airport Coach Station at 9.00am.

When is the last coach from Heathrow to Stansted?

The last coach leaves from Heathrow Central Bus Station at 23.35pm, arriving at Stansted Airport Coach Station at 0.50am.

How much is the coach from Heathrow to Stansted?

A one-way journey from Heathrow to Stansted Airport is available from £18.90*.

How long does the coach take from Heathrow to Stansted?

Our fastest coach journeys from Heathrow to Stansted Airport take 1 hr 15 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Heathrow 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 17 Aug 2023 for travel between 17 Aug 2023 and 15 Dec 2023.

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