There are 5 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stansted by train, subway, bus, car or towncar

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Train, Tube  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the Tube from Victoria Underground Station to Tottenham Hale Underground Station
  3. Take the train from Tottenham Hale to Stansted Mountfitchet

$42 - $63

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Train, bus  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the bus from King's Cross St. Pancras to London Stansted Airport

$31 - $37

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Bus  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station 230 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...

$39 - $47

Drive  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stansted 74.6 miles

$16 - $24

Towncar  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Stansted 74.6 miles

$190 - $270

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stansted is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stansted is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) station to Stansted. However, there are services departing from South Terminal Bus Station and arriving at Stansted Mountfitchet, Palmer Close via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Stansted Airport, Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 41 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Stansted is 54 miles. The road distance is 74.6 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stansted without a car is to train and Tube which takes 1 h 31 min and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stansted, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stansted bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at South Terminal Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stansted is 75 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 16 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stansted.

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There are 148+ hotels available in Stansted. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stansted.
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  • Distance: 54 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 31 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Stansted, Essex, England?

You can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stansted via Heathrow Central Bus Station, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Stansted Airport London, and Stansted Airport, Coach Station in around 3 h 41 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Tottenham Hale to Stansted Mountfitchet
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$23
First
$37
Business
$34
Thameslink
Bus operators
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
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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 South Terminal Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
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
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Stansted
Estimated price
$190 - $270

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