Find bus tickets from Stansted to London
Stansted to London bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||0h 50m|
|Trips per day||26|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Stansted to London right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
How much is a bus ticket from Stansted to London?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $14.75 was the low point for bus fares from Stansted to London. Buses from London to Stansted are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $14.75 could be considered a great deal.
The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 13 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $5.79 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 14 minutes to cover the 31 miles (50 kilometers) from Stansted, ESS to London, LND. However, the fastest bus only takes 50 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Because many passengers travel from Stansted to London at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Stansted?
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Stansted to London, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are 26 scheduled buses that travel from Stansted to London every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 15 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Stansted to London; ticket prices start at $25.07.
What bus companies travel from Stansted to London?
There is one bus company that operates from Stansted to London. National Express is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|National Express||26||2h 14m||$17.45|
Where does the bus leave from in Stansted?
Most buses depart from the main station in Stansted, Essex:
- Stansted Airport
Where does the bus arrive in London?
Buses arrive in London at 13 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in London, London, City of:
- 41 Montfichet Rd
- Marble Arch
- 235 Finchley Rd
- Finchley Rd & Frognal
- St Johns Wood
- Gloucester Place
- 75 Loampit Vale
- 40 New Kent Rd
- 265a New Cross Rd
- Eltham Rd
- Dunton Rd (Stop WN)
- High Rd