We are happy to announce you can now travel on our updated A7 and A8 routes from London to Stansted Airport.
Please see the information below and our new route map to find out more.
*Please note our stop relocated on 04 June
Travelling out of London? Coaches will depart from coach stop 20, outside Stratford City Bus Station, Montfichet Road, London, E20 1EG
Travelling to London? Coaches will depart from stop X, opposite Stratford City Bus Station
For further information please visit our Stratford Coach Station page.
Our coaches travel from London to Stansted Airport up to 196 times a day. Our fastest journey will get you from London (Bow) to Stansted Airport in just 45 minutes.
All services run around-the-clock, from just £5 per journey*.
With direct travel from 22 London locations to Stansted Airport, starting at £5 single fares*, there's never been a better time to travel with National Express.
For more information on our London Victoria and Stansted Airport coach stations and their facilities, please visit the web pages below:
Our improved Stansted services now give you more choice on where you travel to and when.
Our A6 service travels up to 46 times a day and calls at the following London stops:
Our A7 service travels up to 60 times per day and calls at the following London stops:
Our A8 service travels up to 46 times per day and calls at the following London stops:
Our A9 service departs up to 47 times per day, takes just 50 minutes and is direct from London Stratford to Stansted.
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:
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.
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:
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:
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 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.
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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