How to Get from Stansted Airport to London

Stansted is the UK's fourth busiest airport
Stansted is the UK's fourth busiest airport

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The Best Ways to Get from Stansted Airport to London

It’s estimated that approximately 30 million tourists visit London every year and Stansted airport is the fourth largest airport in the whole of the UK. Because there are a number of different ways to get from Stansted Airport to London, it can prove confusing to first time visitors so it’s always worth working out how you’re going to get into the city before you set off on your trip.

The best way to get from Stansted airport to central London depends on you and your individual travel style. With that in mind here’s a local guide to the cheapest, fastest and most comfortable routes into the city…

The Cheapest Way to get from Stansted Airport to Central London

The cheapest way to get from Stansted airport to London is by something called the ‘easyBus’. If you’ve heard of easyJet then just imagine their planes but smaller and on the road! People use them because they’re cheap – prices can start from as little as £2 – so if you’re on a tight budget and aren’t too concerned with luxury then this is the best way to get from Stansted airport. They can be a little cramped but I think everyone who uses them knows you get what you pay for! Buses depart every twenty minutes and drop you off at Baker Street in central London. Book online in advance to get the cheapest fares.

Like with Heathrow, and Gatwick airports, another cheap way to get from Stansted airport to London is by National Express coach service. The route that takes you into London Victoria departs every ten minutes and the route that takes you into London Liverpool Street (stopping at Stratford) operates every thirty minutes. As with most coach journeys, these are good if you have plenty of time on your hands – bus and coach journeys from Stansted airport to London can take over ninety minutes.

The Easiest and Fastest Way to get from Stansted Airport to Central London

The Stansted Express service will take you into London Liverpool Street via Tottenham Hale. Check out a tube map before you leave and work out if it would benefit you to get off at Tottenham Hale and catch a Victoria Line Underground train to your destination. If not, stay on until Liverpool Street and you’ll have a vast choice of Underground lines and buses to take to your hotel. The Stansted Express runs every fifteen minutes and with a journey time of just 46 minutes to Liverpool Street and 35 minutes to Tottenham Hale, it’s the easiest and fastest way to get from Stansted airport into central London.

The Most Comfortable Way to get from Stansted Airport to Central London

Like getting from Heathrow and Gatwick, arguably the most convenient and hassle-free route into the city is by taxi. A company called 24x7 operate a 24 hour taxi service to and from Stansted airport and the reservation desk is located in the international arrival concourse. This is a very costly option though as Stansted airport is much further away from central London than Heathrow and Gatwick. It might cost you in the region of £100, depending on your exact destination. Like everything else in London, tipping is not compulsory but 10% is considered polite.

So there you have it – a Londoner’s guide to the best ways to get from Stansted airport to London. If you need any more information then just let me know in the comments section below. If you need to know how to get from the two busiest UK airports into central London then please click on the links below.

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