Plane flying from Stansted Airport

London to Stansted Airport transfer

From £11 one-way*

Duration: 50 mins (fastest journey)
Departures: over 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).

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How to get from London to Stansted Airport

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

Our London to Stansted transfer service operates up to 24 hours a day to reach the airport from anywhere in London, starting from just £11 one-way*.

Our most popular bus services include London Stratford to Stansted Airport, due to our stop's great location near Westfield Shopping Centre, and London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport, 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:

London to Stansted Airport journey information
Fastest journey time 50 mins (from Stratford)
Cheapest price From £11 *
Distance (approx) 49km (from London Victoria)
No. of stops 0 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 0:01am/23:30pm

Our London to Stansted Airport services and stops

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

A5 coach towards Stansted

Our A5 service travels up to 21 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • London (Victoria Rail Station)
  • London (Paddington Station)
  • London (Marble Arch)
  • London (Baker Street)
  • London (St John's Wood)
  • London (Finchley Road)
  • London (Finchley Road & Frognal)
  • London (Golders Green)
  • Stansted Airport Coach Station

A6 coach towards Stansted

Our A6 service travels up to 23 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • London (Victoria Rail Station)
  • London (Paddington Station)
  • London (Marble Arch)
  • London (Baker Street)
  • London (St John's Wood)
  • London (Finchley Road)
  • London (Finchley Road & Frognal)
  • London (Golders Green)
  • Stansted Airport

A7 coach towards Stansted

Our A7 service travels up to 21 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • London Victoria Rail Station
  • London (Waterloo Station)
  • London (Southwark)
  • Stansted Airport Coach Station

A8 coach towards Stansted

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

  • London (Whitechapel)
  • London (Liverpool Street)
  • London (Shoreditch)
  • London (Bethnal Green)
  • London (Mile End)
  • London (Bow)
  • London (Stratford)
  • Stansted Airport Coach Station

A9 coach towards Stansted

Our A9 service travels up to 39 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • London (Stratford)
  • Stansted Airport Coach Station

482 coach towards Ipswich

Our 482 service travels up to 3 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • London (Stratford)
  • Stansted Airport Coach Station

Service changes from 12 July

From 12 July 2024 our A services from London to Stansted will be changing with the following affecting this route.

A6 coach towards Stansted

Our A6 service will travel day and night, calling at the following stops:

  • London (Paddington Station)
  • London (Marble Arch)
  • London (Baker Street)
  • London (St John's Wood)
  • London (Finchley Road Underground Station)
  • London (Finchley Road Overground Station)
  • London (Golders Green)
  • Stansted Airport

A7 coach towards Stansted

Our A7 service will travel day and night, calling at the following stops:

  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • London (Victoria Rail Station)
  • London (Waterloo)
  • London (Southwark)
  • London (Whitechapel)
  • London (Mile End)
  • London (Bow)
  • Stansted Airport

A8 coach towards Stansted

Our A8 service will travel day and night, calling at the following stops:

  • London (Kings Cross)
  • London (Barbican)
  • London (Liverpool Street Station)
  • London (Shoreditch)
  • London (Tottenham Hale)
  • Stansted Airport

A9 coach towards Stansted

Our A9 service will travel day and night, calling at the following stops:

  • London (Stratford)
  • Stansted Airport

482 coach towards Ipswich

Our 482 service will travel day and night, calling at the following stops:

  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • London (Stratford)
  • Stansted Airport Coach Station

London to Stansted route map

Luggage

You can bring 1x large suitcase (or 2x medium cases) & 1x soft hand luggage item onboard our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.

View our luggage policy 

Extra flexibility with Change & Go

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.

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Departing from London Victoria Coach Station

London Victoria Coach Station is just 300 metres from the tube network, and is served by the Victoria Line, the District Line and the Circle Line.

A bus stop is directly outside the coach station, and is served by many routes into the city centre. Victoria Rail Station is also just 300 metres away, and there is a taxi rank outside the coach station on Eccleston Place.

Take a look at our London Victoria Station facilities for more.

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.

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.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from London to Stansted?

The first coach leaves from London Victoria Coach Station at 0.01am, arriving at Stansted Airport Coach Station at 1.45am.

When is the last coach from London to Stansted?

The last coach leaves from London Victoria Coach Station at 23.30pm, arriving at Stansted Airport Coach Station at 1.15am.

How much is the coach from London to Stansted?

A one-way journey from London to Stansted Airport is available from £11*.

How long does the coach take from London to Stansted?

Our fastest coach journeys from London to Stansted Airport take 50 mins from our Stratford stop.

What happens if I miss my coach from London 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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