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How to Get from Stansted to London

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How to get from Stansted to London

An International Airport located in the Northeast of London in Essex, Stansted is the hub for Ryanair and is the 4th busiest airport in the country. Getting from Stansted into central London is quite easy and you have three options.How to get from Standsted to London

National Express (http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx): A coach service that runs throughout the day and night that can be boarded from a number of locations (Marble Arch, Victoria, Baker Street, etc.) within central London. Tickets are £8 one-way and on average, journey time is around 70 minutes.

EasyBus (http://www.easybus.co.uk): A bus service that runs directly non-stop between Stansted Airport and Baker Street Station every 15 minutes 24 hours a day. Ticket prices run between £2 and £11.00 for both single and return options. Journey time is around 1 hour 15 minutes.  Baker Street station can be reached via the Jubilee, Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith and City, and Metropolitan Lines.

The Stansted Express (https://www.stanstedexpress.com/): A train line that takes passengers directly from the airport to Liverpool Street Station in London’s Zone 1. The trains depart from Liverpool Street and London Stansted four times per hour, meaning you can simply turn up and purchase a ticket for the next departing service without having to book in advance.

Liverpool Street station is situated on the Central, Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines so every area in central London is easily accessible on the London Underground Network. Most services also stop mid-way at a station called Tottenham Hale which is on the Victoria Line, convenient for those staying near Green Park or Victoria stations.

The first service departs at 5:30 and the last at 00:30 – 1:30 (later on weekends). Ticket price for a standard return fare is £33.20. Tickets for the Stanstead Express must be bought before you board the train. A single journey takes around 50 minutes.

Do check out our blog post on how to get from Heathrow to London.

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Margaret

An American simply by accident of birth, Margaret moved to London over 16 years ago and hasn’t looked back since! With a keen interest in History – and a BA degree to match – Margaret prides herself on her knowledge of the amazing city she calls home and she's been guiding here now for nearly a decade. Social history is her real expertise, with sound understanding of the day-to-day lives of Londoners over the past centuries.
Updated: October 12th, 2021
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