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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  •  2h 1m

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

$48 - $63

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Bus  •  2h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Hitchin National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hitchin, Bancroft to Bedford, St Paul's Square 9B / ...

$17 - $24

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Bus via Cambridge, Parkside  •  2h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Cambridge Parkside National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside to Bedford, St Peter's Street X5

$18 - $24

Taxi  •  58m

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

$200 - $250

Drive  •  58m

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

$10 - $15

Towncar  •  58m

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

$140 - $210

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

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

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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 London and arriving at Bedford, St Peter's Street via Cambridge, Parkside. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 23m.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Bedford is 35 miles. The road distance is 46.4 miles.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford without a car is to train which takes 2h 1m and costs £35 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2h 1m to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford, including transfers.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Stansted Airport London station.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford is to train which takes 2h 1m and costs £35 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £19 and takes 2h 23m.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Bedford, St Peter's Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford is 46 miles. It takes approximately 58m to drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford.
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  • Distance: 35.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 1m

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 station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St Pancras International LL in around 2h 1m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford via Cambridge, Parkside in around 2h 23m.

Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$24
First
$38
Business
$36
Thameslink
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
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
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 London to Cambridge Parkside
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
National Express
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
National Express
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside to Bedford, St Peter's Street
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Bus from Hitchin, Bancroft to Bedford, St Paul's Square
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Other operators
Taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford
Ave. Duration
58m
Estimated price
$200 - $250
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Stansted Airport to Bedford
Estimated price
$140 - $210

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