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

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Train Great Western Railway  •  3 h 25 min

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

$106 - $168

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Bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...

$65 - $77

4 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  6 h 29 min

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

$113 - $200

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 32 min

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

$231 - $712

Fly from Cardiff  •  5 h

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

$100 - $950

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff station to London Stansted Airport (STN). However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Stansted Airport London via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 16 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 Gloucester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 29 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and London Stansted Airport (STN) is 151 miles. The road distance is 195.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN) without a car is to train which takes 3 h 25 min and costs £80 - £130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to get from Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN), including transfers.

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Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN) train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to train which takes 3 h 25 min and costs £80 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £50 - £60 and takes 5 h 16 min, you could also fly, which costs £80 - £750 and takes 5 h.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN).
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  • Distance: 151 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 25 min

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 station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 3 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN) via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 5 h 16 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Grenoble
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Cardiff to London Stansted via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Cardiff to London Stansted via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Budapest
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Knock
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Rzeszow
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Faro
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Cardiff to London Stansted via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Cardiff to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to London Stansted via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Cardiff to London Stansted via Reus
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
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 - $20
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$25
First
$40
Business
$38
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Gloucester
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$28 - $45
Train from Gloucester to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 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
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Gloucester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
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 Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com

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There is no direct flight from Bristol Airport to London Stansted Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Stansted Airport London station.

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Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN) train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Stansted Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN) is 195 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to drive from Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN).

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Thomas Cook, Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from Bristol Airport to London Stansted Airport.

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There are 188+ hotels available in London Stansted Airport (STN). Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cardiff Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs .

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