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

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Train via London  •  2h 23m

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Brighton

£34 - £74

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Bus  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station Stansted Airport - London / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Brighton National Express

£11 - £18

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Train  •  2h 35m

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

£42 - £57

Bus, train  •  3h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to London Victoria Rail Station National Express
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Brighton

£20 - £51

Drive  •  1h 42m

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Brighton Centre 97.8 miles

£14 - £22

Towncar  •  1h 42m

  1. Take a town car from London Stansted Airport to Brighton Centre 97.8 miles

£180 - £250

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The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Brighton Centre is to bus which costs £11 - £18 and takes 6h 7m.

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The fastest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Brighton Centre is to drive. Taking this option will cost £14 - £22 and takes 1h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) station to Brighton Centre. However, there are services departing from London Stansted Airport Coach Station and arriving at Brighton via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Brighton Centre. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport and arriving at Brighton via Tottenham Hale station and London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 23m.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Brighton Centre is 76 miles. The road distance is 97.8 miles.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Brighton Centre without a car is to train via London which takes 2h 23m and costs £30 - £75.

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It takes approximately 2h 23m to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Brighton Centre, including transfers.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Brighton Centre bus services, operated by Airport Bus Express, depart from London Stansted Airport Coach Station.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Brighton Centre 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 Brighton Centre is to train via London which takes 2h 23m and costs £30 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £18 and takes 6h 7m.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Brighton Centre.
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  • Distance: 76.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 23m

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

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Brighton Centre via Tottenham Hale, Tottenham Hale station, Victoria station, London Victoria, and Brighton in around 2h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Brighton Centre via London Victoria Coach Station and Brighton in around 6h 7m.

Train operators
Stansted Express
Phone
0345 600 7245
Email
customerrelations@abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£16 - £25
Website
Stansted Express
Standard
£17
First
£25
Business
£24
Train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£18 - £27
Website
Stansted Express
Standard
£19
First
£27
Business
£26
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£22 - £28
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£22 - £28
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 London Victoria Rail Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Bus from Stansted Airport London to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Brighton
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Airport Bus Express
Phone
0044 (0) 1279681984
Email
info@airportbusexpress.co.uk
Website
airportbusexpress.co.uk
Bus from London Stansted Airport Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Airport Bus Express
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Stansted Airport to Brighton Centre
Estimated price
£180 - £250

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Brighton Centre bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Brighton station.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Brighton Centre train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Brighton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) to Brighton Centre is 98 miles. It takes approximately 1h 42m to drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Brighton Centre.

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