Our coaches travel from Stansted Airport to London up to 200+ times a day, with our fastest journey getting you from Stansted Airport to London (Stratford) in just 50 minutes.
We have services running around the clock from the airport directly to London, from just £5 one-way*. That's up to 50% cheaper than a train!^ Just make sure you book in advance to get our best prices.
Plus, whilst trains directly serve just two stops, we offer transfers all the way from the airport door to 22 locations right across London.
For more information on our London and Stansted Airport coach stations and their facilities, please visit the web pages below:
|Stansted to London journey information|
|Fastest journey time||50 mins|
|Cheapest price||From £5*|
|No. of stops||0 (A9 service, other services use further stops)|
|First & last journey daily||0:10am/11:55pm (to London Victoria)|
Our improved Stansted services now give you more choice on where you travel to and when.
A6 - Stansted to Portman Square
Up to 43 journeys per day from Stansted to Portman Square, calling at the following route stops:
A7 - Stansted to Victoria Coach Station
Up to 60 journeys per day from Stansted to Victoria Coach Station, calling at the following route stops:
A8 - Stansted to King's Cross
Up to 46 journeys per day from Stansted to King's Cross, calling at the following route stops:
A9 - Stansted to London Stratford
Up to 54 services per day from Stansted to London Stratford, including two stops:
Travelling from Stansted Airport to London? Choose our flexible ticket option to give you peace of mind in the event of your flight that has been changed or delayed. Our Change & Go Add-on gives you all the flexibility you need, for just £5 each way:
So, in the event of any changes, our Change & Go Add-on means you can just jump on the next available transfer from Stansted to London.
To add this option when booking, simply add the 'Change & Go' option in the Add Extras section.
Can I buy my ticket from Stansted Airport to London onboard my National Express coach?
Yes* you can, however, it is always advisable to purchase an advance ticket as services may become full due to pre-booked customers.
To purchase a ticket onboard your coach from Stansted to London, 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 our flight arrives early, is it possible to catch an earlier coach from Stansted to London?
Yes, we can help you do that. When you arrive at Stansted airport, find a member of the National Express team and they will be happy to assist 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?
When booking a coach from Stansted Airport to London we advise that you should 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 & Go 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 Stansted Airport to London whilst booking a flight through the Ryanair website, but I have not received my ticket?
Tickets purchased through Ryanair.com for Stansted to London 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.
Other airport Transfers to London
Stansted Airport Homepage
Routes to London
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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