There are 4 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bristol by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads

$88 - $149

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Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Bristol, Bus Station 200 / ...

$44 - $63

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Bus via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Heathrow Central Bus Station 724
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Bristol, Bus Station 200 / ...

$53 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bristol 163.9 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bristol is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bristol is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bristol station. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport London and arriving at Bristol, Bus Station via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Bristol is 127 miles. The road distance is 163.9 miles.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bristol without a car is to train which takes 3 h 21 min and costs £65 - £120.

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It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bristol, including transfers.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bristol 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 Bristol is to train which takes 3 h 21 min and costs £65 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bristol bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bristol is 164 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bristol.

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  • Distance: 126.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 21 min

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

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bristol via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, and London Paddington in around 3 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bristol via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 4 h 30 min.

Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$25
First
$40
Business
$38
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Bristol, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)

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