Plane flying from Stansted Airport

London to Stansted

From £7 one-way*

Duration: 50m (fastest journey)
Departures: up to 100+ 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).


Coach from London to Stansted Airport in just 50 mins

Our coaches travel from London to Stansted Airport up to 100+ times a day, with our fastest journey getting you from London (Stratford) to Stansted Airport in just 50 minutes.

We have services running around the clock to the airport from across London, from just £7 one-way*.

Our most popular services include London Stratford to Stansted, due to our stop's great location near Westfield Shopping Centre, and London Liverpool St to Stansted, which benefits from being surrounded by the capital's other excellent transport links.

For more information on our London and Stansted Airport coach stations and their facilities, please visit the web pages below:

Please note: We are currently running a reduced network, with plans to add to it regularly as demand grows. Because of this, the information on this page may differ depending on your travel dates and any regional restrictions.

For the most up to date information on active services and more, please visit our Route Map page or our timetables page.

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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.

View our luggage policy 

London to Stansted journey information
Fastest journey time 50 mins
Cheapest price From £7*
Distance (approx) 49km
No. of stops 0 (A9 service, other services use further stops)
First & last journey daily 1:00am/11:59pm (from London Victoria)

Our Central London stops

Our improved Stansted services now give you more choice on where you travel from and when.

A6 - Victoria Coach Station to Stansted

Our A6 service travels up to 46 times a day and calls at the following London stops:

  • Victoria Coach Station
  • Victoria Rail Station
  • Marble Arch
  • Baker Street
  • St John's Wood
  • Finchley Road
  • Golders Green
  • Stansted Airport

A7 - Victoria Coach Station to Stansted

Please note: this service is currently suspended

Our A7 service travels up to 60 times per day and calls at the following London stops:

  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • London Victoria Railway Station
  • Waterloo
  • Southwark
  • Whitechapel
  • Mile End
  • Bow
  • Stansted Airport

A8 - King's Cross to Stansted

Please note: this service is currently suspended

Our A8 service travels up to 46 times per day and calls at the following London stops:

  • King's Cross
  • Farringdon
  • Liverpool Street
  • Shoreditch
  • Bethnal Green
  • South Hackney
  • Stansted Airport

A9 - London Whitechapel to Stansted

Our A9 service travels up to 47 times per day and calls at the following London stops:

  • Whitechapel
  • Liverpool Street
  • Shoreditch
  • Bethnal Green
  • Mile End
  • Bow
  • Stratford
  • Stansted Airport

Delayed Flight?

Travelling from London to Stansted? Don’t let a changed or delayed flight ruin your holiday, choose our flexible ticket option to give you peace of mind. For just £5 each way, our Change Coach Add-on gives you all the flexibility you need:

  • Board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time
  • Amend your ticket to a new departure date - free of charge
  • Get a refund on your ticket up to 24 hours before departure

So, if things change, our Change Coach Add-on means you can just jump on the next available transfer from London to Stansted.

When booking, simply add the 'Change Coach' option to your ticket in the Add Extras section.

Frequently asked questions

Can I buy my ticket from London to Stansted Airport onboard my National Express coach?

Yes* you can, however it is always advisable to purchase your ticket in advance as services may be full due to pre-booked customers.

If you would like to purchase a ticket onboard your coach from London to Stansted, please be aware of the following:

  • Drivers can accept cash only. To avoid delays please ensure you have the correct change.
  • If your journey from London to Stansted requires a change of coach, you must purchase a ticket on board each new coach.
  • Please ensure you obtain a physical ticket from the driver which you should carry at all times.
  • All our drivers should be able to sell tickets, although if there are ticketing facilities available they may refer you to the ticket office, to purchase your ticket.

In addition, you can call the National Express Contact Centre on 08717 818181 between 10am and 6pm, 7 days a week. Calls cost 13p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

*Except at Heathrow Airport where tickets must be purchased from the ticket desk, ticket machine or in advance of travel.


What should I do if my flight is cancelled at short notice and I don't need to travel from London to Stansted by coach?

Contact your airline or travel insurer to recover the costs.

If you have purchased a refundable ticket and you cancel your ticket at least 72 hours prior to your outward journey, you will be able to claim a refund subject to our usual terms and conditions.


I'm travelling from London to Stansted Airport. How much time should I allow before check-in for my flight?

When booking your coach from London to Stansted Airport, plan to arrive at the airport no later than 3 hours before the departure time of your flight.

Even if you have checked in online, leave at least an hour to clear security at the airport.


If our flight arrives early, is it possible to catch an earlier coach from Stansted to London?

Yes, we can help you do that. When arriving at Stansted airport, find a member of the National Express team and they will be happy to help you.

Any changes you make will be subject to an amendment fee and an excess fare, depending on the ticket type you booked.

Please note, amendments will only be available on Fully Flexible and Standard tickets.


I need to catch a coach from Stansted to London. What should I do if my flight is delayed?

We advise when booking a coach from Stansted Airport to allow at least 1 hour 30 minutes after landing to clear passport control, collect any luggage and make your way to our departure point.

Flexible and Standard tickets can only be amended before the time of departure and might be subject to an amendment fee, excess fare and seat availability. If your flight is delayed, contact our staff as soon as possible.

For peace of mind, our Change Coach Add-on is available when you book from our online 'add extras' page, allowing you to:

  • Board any available coach 12 hours before or 12 hours after your original departure time.
  • Amend your ticket to a new departure date – free of charge
  • Cancel up to 24 hours before departure and receive a refund

Alternatively, open return tickets will allow you to be booked onto the next available service without extra fees. This ticket is valid for 3 months from the original date of departure.


I purchased a ticket for London to Stansted whilst booking a flight through the Ryanair website, but I have not received my ticket?

Tickets purchased through for London to Stansted Airport transfers may take up to 24 hours to be delivered via e-mail.

If, after 24 hours, you have still not received your National Express ticket please check your email’s junk/spam folder for tickets from or

Otherwise, contact our National Express customer services team. Please have your Ryanair booking reference number to hand when you get in touch.

*Limited Availability. £1 booking fee applies. Fares correct 16 Mar 2021 for travel between 29 Mar 2021 and 13 Jul 2021.
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