How to get from Stansted Airport to London's downtown

 London,  United Kingdom

Public transportation from London airport

The first thing you need to know is that Stansted Airport is located about 40 miles northeast of London. To get into London, there are four main public transportation options: the train, the bus, a private car service, or a taxi. Let's take a look at them.

The train is probably the quickest and most direct way to get from Stansted Airport into London. There are two main train lines that run between Stansted and London: the Stansted Express and Greater Anglia. The Stansted Express is the faster of the two, and it will get you into London in about 45 minutes. The Greater Anglia line is a bit slower, but it's also cheaper – so if you're on a budget, it might be the better option for you.

The bus is another popular way to get from Stansted Airport to London. There are several different bus companies that run services between the airport and the city, so you'll have plenty of choices. The journey time on the bus is usually around an hour and a half, depending on traffic. And like the train, the bus will drop you off right in the heart of London, so you won't have to worry about getting to your hotel or hostel.

If you're looking for a more luxurious option, you can always take a private car service from Stansted Airport to London. This is a great choice if you're traveling with a group of friends or family, as you'll have plenty of space to relax during the journey. The price of a private car service will depend on the company you choose and the size of your group, but it's generally more expensive than taking the train or bus.



Day route from airport:

National Express A9 District line Estimated duration is 1 hour 28 mins.
National Express A9 3 stops to Mile End (Stop C) ( 1 hour 1 min - 45.7 km )
District line 11 stops to Westminster ( 20 mins - 7.7 km )

This route will take you to Palace of Westminster in London city center during day operation times.


Night route from airport:

National Express A9 N11 Estimated duration is 1 hour 45 mins.
National Express A9 5 stops to Liverpool Street ( 1 hour 15 mins - 49.1 km )
N11 18 stops to Parliament Square ( 20 mins - 5.2 km )

This route will take you to Palace of Westminster in London city center during night.

Airport Transfers from London Stansted Airport


Shuttle buses from Airport

Terravision Shuttle Bus

Terravision Shuttle Bus

Every day from 12:00am to 11:50pm circa every 30 minutes.

Terravision Shuttle Bus will serve You tran from London Stansted Airport to Victoria Station. Price for one way ticket is 9.00 GBP.

terravision.eu
National Express

National Express

Every day from 12:00am to 11:59pm circa every 30 minutes.

National Express will serve You tran from London Stansted Airport to Baker Street, Victoria Station. Price for one way ticket is 12.00 GBP.

nationalexpress.com
Stansted Express

Stansted Express

Every day from 12:00am to 11:59pm circa every 15 minutes.

Stansted Express will serve You tran from London Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street. Price for one way ticket is 15.00 GBP.

stanstedexpress.com

STN Airport overview

Stansted Airport, also known as London Stansted, is an international airport in Essex, England, 42 miles (68 km) northeast of Central London. Stansted is Ryanair's largest base and serves over 100 destinations. It was the fourth- busiest airport in the United Kingdom in 2015 after Heathrow, Gatwick, and Manchester.

Airport details

Name London Stansted Airport
Actual time 20:22
Actual date 2022/06/28
 
IATA code STN
Website http://www.stanstedairport.com/