Plane flying from Stansted Airport

London Waterloo to Stansted Airport transfer

From £12.10 one-way*

Duration: 1 hr 18 mins (fastest journey)
Departures: up to 21 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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Bus from London Waterloo to Stansted Airport

Looking for a transfer to the airport? You can take the coach from London Waterloo to Stansted Airport from £12.10 one-way*.

Plus, with up to 21 services a day, there are plenty of departures from Waterloo to choose from, the fastest of which will get you to the airport door in just 1 hour 18 mins. You can book now using the blue journey planner above and get going on the first leg of your trip!

London Waterloo to Stansted Airport journey information
Fastest journey time 1 hr 18 mins
Cheapest price From £12.10 *
Distance (approx) 62km
No. of stops 1 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 3:17am/23:17pm

Our London Waterloo to Stansted Airport services and stops

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

A7 coach towards Stansted

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

  • London (Waterloo Station)
  • London (Southwark)
  • 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.

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


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.

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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 Waterloo

London Waterloo is surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy before your journey. Sitting right in the heart of London, it's a great location to fuel up before travelling.

The stop is served by several tube lines, as well as South Western Railway lines, so arriving for your coach journey couldn't be easier.

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 Waterloo to Stansted?

The first coach leaves from London Waterloo at 3.17am, arriving at Stansted Airport Coach Station at 4.35am.

When is the last coach from Waterloo to Stansted?

The last coach leaves from London Waterloo at 23.17pm, arriving at Stansted Airport Coach Station at 0.35am.

How much is the coach from Waterloo to Stansted?

A one-way journey from London Waterloo to Stansted Airport is available from £12.10*.

How long does the coach take from Waterloo to Stansted?

Our fastest coach journeys from London Waterloo to Stansted Airport take 1 hr 18 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Waterloo 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 3 June 2024 for travel between 3 June 2024 - 30 September 2024.

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