Stansted Airport Coaches

National Express Coaches to and from Stansted

National Express coaches cover 98% of the UK including local stops in England, Wales and Scotland. They will take you to and from Stansted Airport at all times to make sure you are on time for your flight or destination.
They often run special offers and are one of the cheapest ways to get around. With cheap tickets on clean, comfortable and prompt coaches and friendly drivers, you may even want to consider taking one of their coaches to your next European destination!
Using a dedicated coach service from National Express means that you will also save money on airport parking which can sometimes be located quite a way from the terminals. This way you will be dropped of at the terminal door!
Your friendly driver will help you with your luggage while you board and make your way to your clean, comfortable and spacious seat. National Express coaches also have on board washrooms and have been designed to make your journey as comfortable and relaxing as possible.

Destinations & Departure Points

Whether you are looking to get between Stansted Airport and London Heathrow or venture to further locations like Edinburgh, you will find a coach to suit your particular journey requirements at a great price!

National Express offers a direct airport connection and links to all the four major London airports, Stansted, Gatwick, Luton and Heathrow airports. Their services operate 24 hours per day and arrive and depart from the terminal door!
Among many destinations, National Express offers a direct non-stop service to Stratford every 30 mins throughout the day with journey time of 45mins and a service every 20 mins to London with journey time of 90 mins to London Victoria and 65 mins to Golders Green

Pick up and Drop off – Main Terminal

Pick up and drop off points for National Express coaches at Stansted airport will be right at the main terminal door. Which is just a short walk from the check in area, clearly signposted from around the airport.

There are many local stops which you can book to and from, but some of the main destinations and departure points and the duration of the journeys are shown below.

Popular Stansted Routes and Journey Times

Travel Between Journey Time Notes
Stansted-Heathrow 1hr 20 mins
Stansted-Gatwick 3 Hours
Stansted-London 1 hour 30 Minutes Via Golders Green
Stansted-Norwich 2 hours 30 minutes
Stansted-Birmingham 4 Hours 15 Minutes
Stansted-Oxford 3 Hours 45 Minutes
Stansted-Milton Keynes 2 Hours 20 Minutes
Stansted-Cambridge 50 Minutes

Discounted & Concessionary Coach Fares

Family and Young Person Discounts

Families can make great savings when travelling by coach to and from Stansted Airport, and across the UK. National Express have special concession cards for families called Coachcards and they cost just £8 or £16 for a whole year of discounted travel for children (aged 3-15) depending on the number of adults and children travelling.
You can choose from their 1plus1 (£8 per year) or 2plus2 (£16 per year) Coachcards. 1plus1 allows one child to travel free when accompanied by a full paying adult, and 2plus2 allows 2 children to travel free when accompanied by 2 full paying adults. Under 3s always travel free on National Express coaches.
For full time students and young people aged 16-26 National Express offer some brilliant discounts and special offers though their Young Persons Coachcard. The Young Persons Coachcard it’s just £10 a year (plus £1.50 p&p) and will save 1/3 off all standard fares throughout the UK for 12 months.
No restrictions on peak and off peak travel times, including public holidays, bank holidays and weekends. Also, if you are planning a trip to an event or festival, the Young Persons Coachcard can now save you 10% off. So if you fall into this category and travel by coach regularly or are planning a few trips, you could save a lot of money!
Apply for both a Family or Young Persons discount card in the offers section of the National Express site.

Over 60s

If you are over 60 years old, you will qualify for an automatic discount on coach travel with National Express. The Senior Coachcard saves you 1/3 on standard fares to hundreds of UK towns, cities and airports for just £10 (plus £1.50 p&p) a year. No restrictions on peak and off peak travel times, including public holidays, bank holidays and weekends. Buy a Senior Coachcard online and save money every time you visit your family and friends. Find out more and apply for a Senior Coachcard from the Offers section on the site

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint by Coach

Travelling by coach has been proven to be one of the most environmentally friendly forms of public transport. National Express are very proud that they are helping people to cut down on their carbon footprint and want you to join in with cutting down the UK’s carbon emmissions, so have created an emmissions calculator to enable you to see how big your carbon footprint is and how much you can cut that down by travelling by coach!