The station is just a two minute walk from the terminal

Regular trains to and from London

Stansted Express

Stansted Express offers the fastest way to travel between London Stansted Airport and London. Trains depart every 15 minutes and take just 47 minutes to and from London Liverpool Street.

If you have an early flight departing at London Stansted Airport, the train services start at 03:40am – from London Liverpool Street to the airport – on Monday, Friday and Saturday mornings.

Driving to and from London Stansted Airport

London Stansted is conveniently situated just off the M11 motorway – use Junction 8a if approaching from the London direction or Junction 8 from the Cambridge side, then follow signs for the airport. The postcode for London Stansted Airport is CM24 1RW.

Parking at the airport

There are a number of official airport parking options available, with prices to suit all budgets. To guarantee your space you can pre-book your preferred car park online, in a few simple steps.

Stansted Airport bus/coach station

The bus/coach station is just a 2-minute walk from the airport terminal.

Amenities include:  Waiting facilities, onsite coffee shop, onsite newsagents, onsite payphones and toilets.

Pre-book your bus or coach service

Simply compete the quote form above and you will be provided with a list of all available transfer options for you to compare features and pricing. Our partner Looking4Transfers only works with trusted, reputable and fully licensed transfer providers who are well established with London Stansted Airport. So in order to find the best price from trusted and reliable bus and coach operators look no further, pre-book to guarantee your seat and enjoy a stress-free trip either to or from London Stansted Airport.

Coach and bus services to and from London

You can currently pre-book two bus and coach providers who operate daily and frequent services to and from London. Many services have stops which access the London Underground and all key London train stations, including London Paddington, Waterloo, Victoria, Liverpool Street and Kings Cross/St Pancras.

Airport Bus Express

Pre-book your seat with reputable Airport Bus Express who offer great value and frequent services to London, running every 30 minutes from 06:00am to 02:00am.  They have a fleet of new coaches all fitted with toilets and offering free on board Wi-Fi, power sockets, air conditioning, heating and spacious comfy seating.  Airport Bus Express offer 2 routes to and from London as follows:

Service A21:  Stansted to Liverpool Street, calling at Stratford.

Service A20:  Stansted to Victoria Bus/Coach Station, calling at Baker Street (Gloucester Place).

National Express

Pre-book a low cost coach transfer with National Express and travel in comfort at affordable prices.  The majority of coaches are fitted with leather seats, toilets, power sockets and air conditioning.   National Express offers over 200 daily services to London on 4 routes as follows:

Service A6:   Stansted to Portman Square, calling at; Golders Green, Finchley Road, St John’s Wood, Baker Street, Paddington, Marble Arch and Portman Square.

Service A7:   Stansted to Victoria Coach Station, calling at; Bow, Mile End, Whitechapel, Southwark, Waterloo, Victoria Train Station and Victoria Bus/Coach Station.

Service A8:  Stansted to Kings Cross, calling at; South Hackney, Bethnal Green, Shoreditch, Liverpool Street, Farringdon and Kings Cross London (bus stop is adjacent to St Pancras International Train Station).

Service A9: Stansted to London Stratford, direct service to London Stratford.

First Essex

Service X10: Stansted to Basildon, calling at Barnston, Chelmsford, Runwell, Wickford Broadway, Eastmayne and Basildon.

Service X30: Stansted to Southend, calling at Barnston Church School, Chelmsford, Rayleigh Rail Station, Eastwood Rise, Eastwood Kent Elms Corner, Prittlewell Bell, Southend Airport, Southend Victoria Centre and Southend Travel Centre.

Coach and bus services to and from other popular UK destinations

If you want to travel from or to London Stansted Airport you can pre-book a bus or coach service to and from all of the larger UK cities, other London Airports and the majority of the bigger towns and popular places of interest. Many destinations have a direct bus and coach service, others may involve a change, but by completing the quote form above you will be given all the information prior to booking so that you can choose the best service which suits you for your journey.


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Those who require accessibility services will be able to find a full range at our coach station.

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Cycling to London Stansted Airport

There are a number of local cycle routes and quieter roads that link to the Airport. 

You’ll find storage at the bike shelter in the Red Zone of the Short Stay Car Park or behind the Coach Station, next to the terminal building.

There is no charge for using this service.


Compare prices

London Stansted Airport has teamed up with minicabit to give all our travellers the opportunity to book Stansted Airport taxis quickly and easily.

minicabit is a real-time taxi comparison service which offers quotes from licenced taxis in the London Stansted Airport area. Simply enter the details of your journey and you’ll be able to find the best price and book online with free cancellation.

Whether you’re looking for a taxi to take you to the airport or to pick you up when you arrive, wherever you’re travelling to, you can compare taxis at London Stansted Airport with minicabit and book online in just a few easy steps.

How to book your London Stansted Airport taxi

Booking online is quick and easy. Use the form above to select your location and destination, then choose the date and time when you need your taxi. Next, add the number of people who’ll be travelling and information about the amount of luggage you’ll be carrying with you. When you click search, you’ll be able to see quotes from taxi firms serving London Stansted Airport, along with ratings and an estimate for how long the journey will take.

When you book your Stansted Airport taxi online using minicabit you can pay online using a credit card, debit card or Paypal, or pay the driver in cash.


24×7 Taxis

Our on-airport provider 24×7 Taxis has a reservation desk located in the international arrival concourse. There is also a courtesy telephone located in the domestic baggage reclaim area which connects you to the reservation desk. To book a 24×7 Taxi in advance call 01279 661 111.

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