There are 6 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cardiff by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$103 - $169

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus UK  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to London - Victoria Station A20
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway M7

$37 - $53

4 alternative options

Bus National Express  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Heathrow Airport London National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens 201 / ...

$59 - $78

Drive  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cardiff 196.3 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Bristol, train  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bristol (BRS) STN - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$230 - $674

Fly to Cardiff  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Cardiff (CWL) STN - CWL

$116 - $942

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cardiff is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cardiff is to drive which takes 3 h 14 min and costs £30 - £50.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Cardiff is 242 km. The road distance is 314 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cardiff, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport London and arriving at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 37 min.

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

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cardiff via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, and London Paddington in around 3 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cardiff via Heathrow Airport London and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 5 h 37 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from London Stansted to Bristol via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from London Stansted to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from London Stansted to Bristol via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from London Stansted to Bristol via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from London Stansted to Bristol via Split
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from London Stansted to Bristol via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from London Stansted to Bristol via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from London Stansted to Bristol via Naples
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from London Stansted to Bristol via Bergerac
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from London Stansted to Bristol via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from London Stansted to Bristol via Knock
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from London Stansted to Bristol via Mahon
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from London Stansted to Bristol via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Reus
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cardiff via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
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
$39
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Heathrow Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.com
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from London Stansted Airport to London - Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
cms-tvision.terravisionlondo.netdna-cdn.com
Airport Bus Express
Website
airportbusexpress.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Victoria
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
airportbusexpress.co.uk

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