There are 6 ways to get from Bedford to London Stansted Airport (STN) by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from Tottenham Hale to Stansted Airport Stansted Express

$39 - $62

Cheapest option

Line 71 bus, bus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the line 71 bus from Bedford, St John's Street (Rope Walk) to Hitchin, Bancroft 71 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hitchin, St Mary's Square to Stansted Airport, Coach Station 777 / ...

$15 - $21

4 alternative options

Train, bus, line 510 bus  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to St Albans City
  2. Take the bus from St Albans City Railway Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) 724
  3. Take the line 510 bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station 510 / ...

$30 - $38

Taxi  •  56 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bedford to London Stansted Airport (STN) 45.3 miles

$200 - $240

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from Bedford to London Stansted Airport (STN) 45.3 miles

$9 - $14

Towncar  •  56 min

  1. Take a town car from Bedford to London Stansted Airport 45.3 miles

$140 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bedford to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bedford to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to taxi which costs £150 - £190 and takes 56 min.

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The distance between Bedford and London Stansted Airport (STN) is 35 miles. The road distance is 45.3 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to get from Bedford to London Stansted Airport (STN), including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bedford to London Stansted Airport (STN) station. However, there are services departing from Bedford, St John's Street (Rope Walk) and arriving at Stansted Airport, Coach Station via Hitchin, St Mary's Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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What companies run services between Bedford, England and London Stansted Airport (STN), England?

You can take a train from Bedford to London Stansted Airport (STN) via London St Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Tottenham Hale Underground Station, and Tottenham Hale in around 1 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bedford to London Stansted Airport (STN) via Hitchin, Bancroft and Hitchin, St Mary's Square in around 3 h 10 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Tottenham Hale to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$24
First
$38
Business
$36
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, St John's Street (Rope Walk) to Hitchin, Bancroft
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Hitchin, St Mary's Square to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from St Albans City Railway Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Bedford to London Stansted Airport (STN)
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$200 - $240
Britannia Cars
Phone
+44 1582 422222
A1 24 Hour Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242424
FiveTwos Luton Cars
Phone
+44 1582 722222
Jayride
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Bedford to London Stansted Airport
Estimated price
$140 - $200

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