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Buses to
Stansted Airport

Buses to London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport is the 4th busiest airport in the UK. To save on costs, many passengers choose to take the bus to get there. Located halfway between London City Centre and Cambridge, Stansted Airport has excellent direct bus connections from London and the rest of the UK.

National Expressrun direct services to Stansted Airport from London, Cambridge and other major UK towns and cities. Buses stop just outside London Stansted Airport Terminal.

Read on to learn more about the different buses, including how frequently and what time buses run, and where they run from.

Travelling with Kids

Travelling with Kids

There are a number of baby changing areas situated throughout the terminal.

Contact Information

Contact Information

Customer relations: 0808 169 7031

Twitter Customer Help: @STN_Airport

Travelling with Animals

Travelling with Pets

Only Assistance Dogs are allowed inside the terminals.



Free WiFi is available in the terminal.

First Class

Business Lounges

The Escape Lounge can be found inside the main departure waiting area.

Lost Property

Lost Property

Visit Stansted Airport's website for more details.

Getting to London Stansted Airport by bus

Using Trainline, you can book cheap bus tickets from major locations in the UK to London Stansted Airport in just a few clicks. This will save you money on taxis and airport parking, meaning you’ll have more to spend on your holiday. We recommend that you book tickets well in advance to get the cheapest fares.

National Express runs four round-the-clock regular bus services from London to Stansted Airport. You can take the bus from 22 London locations, including Paddington Station, Victoria Coach Station, Waterloo, Liverpool Street, Stratford, Marble Arch, Baker Street and Golders Green. Journeys from Central London to Stansted Airport take around 50 minutes, and ticket prices start at £3.50. National Express also runs regular services to Stansted Airport from Birmingham, Cambridge, Colchester, Coventry, Ipswich, Norwich, Oxford, Luton Airport and Heathrow Airport. Connections are also available from major UK towns and cities.

Stansted Airport Terminal doesn’t have a hotel within the building. However, if you have an early flight, you can find a Radisson Blu hotel and a Hilton hotel within five-minutes’ walk.

London Red Telephone Box

Heathrow Airport Departure Board

Things to do in London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport caters to over 2 million passengers a month, making it the 4th busiest in the UK. If you wish to relax before your flight, there’s plenty of shops, bars, coffee shops and eateries.

Stansted Airport consists of just one terminal, where you can find the check-in area on the ground floor. Straight after security, there’s also a duty-free. This has souvenirs, confectionary, alcohol and much more. After that, there are bars (including a Wetherspoons), coffee shops (including Starbucks and Costa), and shops (including WHSmith, Boots, Dixons Travel and many more).

Looking for other ways to travel to London Stansted Airport? You can also take the train to London Stansted Airport.

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