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London to Stansted bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$9.15
Shortest Duration0h 45m
Trips per day123
bus carriers2
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from London to Stansted cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from London to Stansted were $11.79.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from London to Stansted is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 1 days out, tickets are on average $2.42 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from London to Stansted?

The distance between London and Stansted is approximately 30.82 miles, or 49.59 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 1 hour and 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is and 45 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from London to Stansted?

The busiest time of the week for travel from London to Stansted by bus is usually on Wednesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Tuesday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from London to Stansted?

On average there are 123 scheduled bus trips per day. Airport Bus Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from London to Stansted, with an average of 95.5 trips per day and 191 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from London to Stansted. Of the 123 trips there are 105 trips that are direct connections to Stansted.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from London to Stansted start at $23.96.

2 carriers offer London to Stansted bus trips

Airport Bus Express

Book Airport Bus Express from London to Stansted from $10.09. There are 95.5 trips per day offered by Airport Bus Express from London to Stansted and you can expect on average to pay $10.23 for a Airport Bus Express ticket to Stansted. In London, Airport Bus Express departs to Stansted from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stop L and 3 other stations. In Stansted, Airport Bus Express arrives at Stansted Airport,

An average trip on Airport Bus Express from London to Stansted takes 1 hours and 27 minutes, while the fastest available Airport Bus Express trip will get you to Stansted in 0 hours and 45 minutes,

On weekends, Airport Bus Express offers 118 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $10.09 for a weekend trip to Stansted.

Avg. Time
1h 27m
Avg. Price
$10.23

National Express

Book National Express from London to Stansted from $9.15. There are 59.333333 trips per day offered by National Express from London to Stansted and you can expect on average to pay $17.22 for a National Express ticket to Stansted. In London, National Express departs to Stansted from Victoria Coach Station and 27 other stations. In Stansted, National Express arrives at Stansted Airport,

An average trip on National Express from London to Stansted takes 1 hours and 51 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Stansted in 0 hours and 45 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 40 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $16.80 for a weekend trip to Stansted.

Avg. Time
1h 51m
Avg. Price
$17.22

Plan your next adventure

There are 15 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Stansted will depart from these stations in London:
  • Victoria Coach Station
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stop L
  • Baker Street (Gloucester Place)
  • Liverpool Street Station
  • Lauriston Rd 128
  • 265a New Cross Rd
  • 145-155 A11
  • High Rd
  • 405 Mile End Rd
  • 471 Bethnal Green Rd
  • 235 Finchley Rd
  • Golders Green
  • Whitechapel Station Royal London Hospital (Stop B)
  • County Hall (Stop F)
  • Paddington Station (Stop J)
Buses from London arrive in Stansted at one main station:
  • Stansted Airport

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