National Express Stansted Airport

National Express 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.

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They are also often running special offers or discounts and are one of the cheapest ways to get around. With cheap tickets on clean, comfortable and prompt coaches and friendly drivers, it’s a wonderfully affordable way to travel. In the future 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 driving costs such as fuel and parking. 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 45 mins and a service every 20 mins to London with journey time of 90 mins to London Victoria and 65 mins to Golders Green


National Express Stansted – Pick up and Drop off

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.

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

If you qualify for one of the three discount cards availble from National Express, you’ll benefit from 1/3 off of your fare, with no restrictions on your travel, even on Bank Holidays. Check below to see if you qualify.
Young Persons Coach card with National Express

If you’re: aged 16-26 or in Full Time Education you qualify for a card
Cost: £12.50 for the year or £30 for 3 years. They are currently offering too, so make sure you purchase a card before you go off to uni!

Senior Coachcard discount with National Express

If you’re: aged over 60 you qualify for a card.
Cost: £12.50 per year. Benefit from £15 day return journeys on Tuesdays, Wednesdaya & Thursdays!

Disabled Coach card with National Express

If you’re: Registered disabled you qualify for a card
Cost: £12.50 per year.

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 emissions, so have created an emissions calculator to enable you to see how big your carbon footprint is and how much you can cut that down by travelling by coach!