There are 7 ways to get from Bedford to London Stansted Airport (STN) by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 41 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 - $63

Cheapest option

Line 72 bus, bus  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the line 72 bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square (Corn Exchange) to Hitchin, Bancroft 72 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hitchin, St Mary's Square to Stansted Airport, Coach Station 777 / ...

$16 - $22

5 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) to St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) X5
  2. Take the bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) X5
  3. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to Stansted Airport London 727 / ...

$22 - $27

Train, bus, line 510 bus  •  3 h 14 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 - $210

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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No, there is no direct bus from Bedford station to London Stansted Airport (STN). However, there are services departing from Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) and arriving at Stansted Airport London via St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) and Cambridge Parkside. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 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.

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The best way to get from Bedford to London Stansted Airport (STN) without a car is to train which takes 1 h 41 min and costs £29 - £50.

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It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to get from Bedford to London Stansted Airport (STN), including transfers.

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Bedford to London Stansted Airport (STN) bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road).

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The best way to get from Bedford to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to train which takes 1 h 41 min and costs £29 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £21 and takes 2 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Bedford to London Stansted Airport (STN).
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  • Distance: 35.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 41 min

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 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bedford to London Stansted Airport (STN) via St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road), Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece), and Cambridge Parkside in around 2 h 56 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
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
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
$39
Business
$36
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) to St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square (Corn Exchange) to Hitchin, Bancroft
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge Parkside to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
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 27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 - $210

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