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Coach from Stansted Airport to Central London

From £15 one-way*

Duration: 50 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 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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Buses from Stansted Airport to London in 50 mins (fastest)

Our coaches travel from Stansted Airport to London up to 35 times a day, and you can get to Central London in just 50 minutes with our Stansted transfer to London (Stratford).

For 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 £15*
Distance (approx) 49km
No. of stops 0 (A9 service, other services use further stops)
First & last journey daily 00:05am/23:45pm

Our Stansted to London services and stops

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

Please note: our A services (e.g, A9 coach towards London) are the fastest and most frequent routes to London.

A6 coach towards London

Our A6 service travels up to 48 times a day and calls at the following stops:

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

 

A8 coach towards London

Our A8 service travels up to 16 times a day and calls at the following stops:

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

A9 coach towards London

Our A9 service travels up to 57 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Stansted Airport
  • London (Stratford)

075 coach to London

Our 075 service travels up to 2 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Stansted Airport
  • London (Stratford)
  • London (Bow)
  • London (Mile End)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

260 coach towards Kent

Our 260 service travels up to 5 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Stansted Airport
  • London (Stratford)
  • London (Bexleyheath)

482 coach towards London

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

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

492 coach towards London

Our 492 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Stansted Airport
  • Heathrow Airport
  • London Victoria Coach Station

Stansted to London route map

Luggage

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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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1 booking fee applies. Fares correct 16 November 2022 for travel between 16 November 2022 and 15 March 2023.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Stansted to London?

The first coach leaves from Stansted Airport at 0.05am, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 1.50am.

When is the last coach from Stansted to London?

The last coach leaves from Stansted Airport at 23.45pm, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 1.30am.

How much is the coach from Stansted to London?

A one-way journey from Stansted to London is available from £15*.

How long does the coach take from Stansted to London?

Our fastest coach journey from Stansted to London takes 50 mins to our Stratford stop.

What happens if I miss my coach from Stansted to London?

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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