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

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Bus, line 70 bus  •  1h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Broomfield, Hospital 42A / ...
  2. Take the line 70 bus from Broomfield, Hospital to Braintree Town Centre, Rue De Jeunes 42B / ...

£12 - £14

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  1h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station X10 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chelmsford to Braintree

£16 - £21

Train  •  2h 46m

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

£35 - £55

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Braintree 16.8 miles

£35 - £45

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Braintree 16.8 miles

£2 - £4

Towncar  •  19 min

  1. Take a town car from London Stansted Airport to Braintree 16.8 miles

£30 - £120

London Stansted Airport (STN) to Braintree by bus

The bus journey time between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Braintree is around 1h 24m and covers a distance of around 26 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 1h. Operated by First, the London Stansted Airport (STN) to Braintree bus service departs from Stansted Airport, Coach Station and arrives in Braintree Town Centre, Rue De Jeunes. Typically 119 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 24m
Fastest bus time:
1h
Buses per week:
119
Cheapest price:
£12
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
04:05
Last bus departs at:
20:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Stansted Airport (STN) to Braintree bus schedules

London Stansted Airport (STN) → Braintree
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The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Braintree is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Braintree is to taxi which costs £35 - £45 and takes 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) station to Braintree. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport, Coach Station and arriving at Braintree Town Centre, Rue De Jeunes via Broomfield, Hospital. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Braintree. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport and arriving at Braintree via London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 46m.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Braintree is 13 miles. The road distance is 16.8 miles.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Braintree without a car is to bus and line 70 bus which takes 1h 27m and costs £11 - £14.

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It takes approximately 1h 27m to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Braintree, including transfers.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Braintree bus services, operated by First, depart from Stansted Airport, Coach Station.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Braintree train services, operated by Stansted Express, depart from Stansted Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Braintree is to bus and line 70 bus which takes 1h 27m and costs £11 - £14. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £35 - £55 and takes 2h 46m.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Braintree.
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  • Distance: 12.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 27m

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

You can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Braintree via Broomfield, Hospital in around 1h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Braintree via London Liverpool Street in around 2h 46m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Braintree
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £11
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£15 - £24
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Braintree
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £28
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Broomfield, Hospital
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£10
Website
First
Bus from Broomfield, Hospital to Braintree Town Centre, Rue De Jeunes
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£11
Website
First
Other operators
Taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Braintree
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
£35 - £45
Tranzitt
Phone
+44 203 950 8070
Website
tranzitt.co.uk
Stansted Airport Taxi Service
Phone
+44 1279 260 602
Website
stansted-taxi-booking.co.uk
24 x 7 Ltd
Phone
+44 1279 661 111
Website
24x7stansted.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Stansted Airport to Braintree
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Braintree bus services, operated by First, arrive at Braintree Town Centre, Rue De Jeunes station.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Braintree train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Braintree station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) to Braintree is 17 miles. It takes approximately 19 min to drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Braintree.

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