Stansted Airport Informational Guide to London Stansted Airport (STN) - Non Official

Stansted Airport Bus

See the available bus options to transfer from Stansted Airport to London city centre:

Airport Bus Express

The Airport Bus Express is the main shuttle service used to transfer between Stansted Airport and London Victoria Coach Station by taking Airport Bus Express. 


- Route A21:  Stansted to Liverpool Street, calling at Stratford.


From 06:00 am to 02:00 am, every 30 minutes. 


Ride it at the Bus Terminal located right opposite the main terminal entrance. 


- Single adult ticket fare from £10.00, return ticket is £18.00.
- Single children ticket fare is £5.00, return ticket is £10.00. 

*prices may change. 

Where do I buy my ticket?

You should purchase your ticket at ticket booths located in both Arrivals Hall and Bus Terminal at Stansted Airport or if you prefer through Airport Bus Express.

National Express

By National Express bus service, transfer from Stansted Airport Bus Terminal to several destinations within downtown London in approximate 1h 40 minutes (If you take the express buses).

In order to get downtown London, you can pick the following lines: A6, A8 and A9. 

For more information regarding opening hours and frequency, please check out National Express website dedicated pages to each bus line. 


Ride it at the Bus Terminal located right opposite the main terminal entrance.


Fares will vary according to your final destination.

See below the destinations and price for a single ride ticket:

- To Victoria Coach Station: £12.00
- To Baker Street Station: £14.00
- To Liverpool Street: £10.00
- To Victoria Rail Station: £12.00

*Prices may change. 

Where do I buy my ticket?

Tickets are sold at the ticket machines and booths in Stansted Airport Train Station.


Essex buses routes from Stansted Airport. 

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

Route 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.

Find more information about the timetable, fares and others on its website. 


At Stansted Airport you can also find several coaches companies.