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Bus National Express  •  50 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...

$6 - $14

5 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport Stansted Express

$50 - $59

Bus Arriva UK  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street to Broomfield, Hospital (Broomfield Hosp) 70
  2. Take the bus from Broomfield, Hospital (Broomfield Hosp) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station 42A

$11 - $16

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colchester to London Stansted Airport (STN) 33.6 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Colchester to London Stansted Airport (STN) 33.6 miles

$7 - $11

Towncar  •  38 min

  1. Take a town car from Colchester to London Stansted Airport 33.6 miles

$130 - $180

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

National Express operates a bus from Colchester to London Stansted Airport (STN) every 2 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 50 min. Arriva UK also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Colchester to London Stansted Airport (STN) via London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 47 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
$26
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$26
First
$41
Business
$40
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) to Takeley, Coopers Villas (Sewage Works)
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street to Broomfield, Hospital (Broomfield Hosp)
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Broomfield, Hospital (Broomfield Hosp) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Colchester to London Stansted Airport (STN)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Avenue Taxis
Phone
+44 1473 888 888
Website
avenue-taxis.com
Hawk Express Cabs
Phone
+44 1473 222 222
Website
hawkexpresscabs.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Colchester to London Stansted Airport
Estimated price
$130 - $180

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Colchester and London Stansted Airport (STN) is 44 km. The road distance is 54 km.

The cheapest way to get from Colchester to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to bus which costs £4 - £11 and takes 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Colchester to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to taxi which takes 38 min and costs £110 - £140.

No, there is no direct train from Colchester to London Stansted Airport (STN). However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Stansted Airport via London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 47 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Colchester and arriving at Stansted Airport London. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

The bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London takes 50 min including transfers and departs every two hours.