There are 6 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Bedford

$39 - $64

Cheapest option

Bus, line 71 bus  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Hitchin, St Mary's Square 777 / ...
  2. Take the line 71 bus from Hitchin, Bancroft to Cauldwell, Bedford College 71 / ...

$17 - $22

4 alternative options

Line 509 bus, bus, train  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 509 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) 509 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to St Albans City Railway Station 724
  3. Take the train from St Albans City to Bedford

$31 - $38

Taxi  •  58 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford 46.4 miles

$200 - $250

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford 46.4 miles

$10 - $15

Towncar  •  58 min

  1. Take a town car from London Stansted Airport to Bedford 46.4 miles

$150 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford is to taxi which takes 58 min and costs £150 - £190.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Bedford is 57 km. The road distance is 74 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 46 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport, Coach Station and arriving at Cauldwell, Bedford College via Hitchin, Bancroft. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 27 min.

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

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford via Tottenham Hale, Tottenham Hale Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and London St Pancras International in around 1 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford via Hitchin, St Mary's Square and Hitchin, Bancroft in around 2 h 27 min.

Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$24
First
$39
Business
$36
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Bedford
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
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 Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Hitchin, St Mary's Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hitchin, Bancroft to Cauldwell, Bedford College
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to St Albans City Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Other operators
Taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Stansted Airport to Bedford
Estimated price
$150 - $210

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