|London to Stansted journey information|
|Service numbers||A6, A7, A8 & A9|
|Fastest journey time||50 mins|
|No. of services per day||Up to 100+|
|No. of stops||0 (A9 service, other services use further stops)|
|Stops in London||Please see below|
|Stops in Stansted||Stansted Airport|
|First journey daily||1:00am (from London Victoria)|
|Last journey daily||11:59pm (from London Victoria)|
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 £8 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:
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 live service updates page.
For just £5 each way, our Change & Go add-on lets you be completely flexible with which coach you board to and from your desired destination on Standard and Fully Flexible tickets. So there is no need to panic if you miss your scheduled departure or if there are any unexpected delays en route to the station, just hop on to the next available coach.
Our improved Stansted services now give you more choice on where you travel from and when.
Our A6 service travels up to 46 times a day and calls at the following London stops:
Please note: this service is currently suspended
Our A7 service travels up to 60 times per day and calls at the following London stops:
Please note: this service is currently suspended
Our A8 service travels up to 46 times per day and calls at the following London stops:
Our A9 service travels up to 14 times per day and calls at the following London stops:
To ensure a stress-free travel experience we recommend you get to the airport at least 3 hours before your scheduled flight departure time.
Once you've left the coach at our Stansted Airport station, you can refuel and recover before you even enter the terminal. Plus, with coffee shops, toilet facilities, newsagents and more on-site, you’ll soon be set for the next part of your trip.
For more information, take a look at our Stansted Airport coach station page.
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.
Yes* you can buy your ticket from London to Stansted Airport onboard your National Express coach.
If you would like to purchase a ticket onboard your coach from London to Stansted, please be aware of the following:
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.
If your flight is cancelled at short notice and you don't need to travel from London to Stansted by coach, please 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.
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 your flight arrives early it is possible to catch an earlier coach from Stansted to London. 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.
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:
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.
Tickets purchased through Ryanair.com for London to Stansted Airport transfers may take up to 24 hours to be delivered via e-mail.
Otherwise, contact our National Express customer services team. Please have your Ryanair booking reference number to hand when you get in touch.
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