There are 6 ways to get from Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN) by train, bus, car or plane

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

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Train Great Western Railway  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport Stansted Express

$108 - $171

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Bus  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Stansted Airport London National Express

$24 - $36

4 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Cheltenham Spa
  2. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Stansted Airport

$116 - $204

Drive  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN) 195.1 miles

$40 - $65

Train to Bristol, fly  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to London Stansted (STN) BRS - STN

$233 - $714

Fly from Cardiff  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to London Stansted (STN) CWL - STN

$106 - $956

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to bus which costs £18 - £27 and takes 5 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to drive which takes 3 h 11 min and costs £30 - £50.

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The distance between Cardiff and London Stansted Airport (STN) is 242 km. The road distance is 312 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN), including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN). However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Stansted Airport London via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN). However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Stansted Airport via Cheltenham Spa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 33 min.

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

You can take a train from Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN) via London Paddington, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 3 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN) via London Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 39 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Cardiff to London Stansted via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Cardiff to London Stansted via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Knock
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Faro
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Beziers
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Cardiff to London Stansted via Faro
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Cardiff to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Cardiff to London Stansted via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Mahon
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Cardiff to London Stansted via Reus
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from Cardiff to London Stansted via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Cardiff to London Stansted via Reus
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cardiff to London Stansted via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $150
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$26
First
$40
Business
$39
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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