There are 8 ways to get from Charing Cross to London Stansted Airport (STN) by subway, train, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Tube, train  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take the Tube from Embankment Underground Station to Liverpool Street Underground Station Circle
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport Stansted Express

$28

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from London Waterloo Rail Station to London Stansted Airport National Express

$9 - $15

6 alternative options

Bus TerraVision UK  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to St Pancras International 91 / ...
  2. Take the bus from King's Cross St. Pancras to London Stansted Airport

$14 - $16

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Charing Cross to London Stansted Airport (STN) 38 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Charing Cross to London Stansted Airport (STN) 38 miles

$8 - $12

Shuttle  •  50 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Charing Cross to London Stansted Airport

$130 - $180

Towncar  •  48 min

  1. Take a town car from Charing Cross to London Stansted Airport 38 miles

$130 - $180

Uber  •  48 min

  1. Take an Uber from Charing Cross to London Stansted Airport (STN) 38 miles

$80 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Charing Cross to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charing Cross to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to taxi which costs £130 - £170 and takes 48 min.

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The distance between Charing Cross and London Stansted Airport (STN) is 31 miles. The road distance is 38 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to get from Charing Cross to London Stansted Airport (STN), including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Waterloo Rail Station station and arriving at London Stansted Airport. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Charing Cross to London Stansted Airport (STN).
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  • Distance: 31.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 9 min

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

National Express operates a bus from Charing Cross to London Stansted Airport (STN) hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min.

Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$25
First
$39
Business
$37
Bus operators
National Express
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from King's Cross St. Pancras to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
cms-tvision.terravisionlondo.netdna-cdn.com
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Charing Cross to London Stansted Airport (STN)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$80 - $110
Access
$100 - $140
Assist
$100 - $140
UberX
$100 - $140
UberXL
$140 - $190
Exec
$180 - $250
Lux
$290 - $400
Taxi from Charing Cross to London Stansted Airport (STN)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Charing Cross to London Stansted Airport
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Towncar from Charing Cross to London Stansted Airport
Estimated price
$130 - $180

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