There are 4 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Channel Tunnel by train or bus

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Train  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

$61 - $82

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Bus  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to London Bow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Lewisham Station to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) 007 / ...

$20 - $30

2 alternative options

Bus, train via London Stratford, also for Westfield  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to London Stratford, also for Westfield National Express
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Dover Priory

$38 - $63

Bus, train  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to London King's Cross St. Pancras
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory

$48 - $68

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Channel Tunnel is to bus which costs £16 - £24 and takes 4 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Channel Tunnel is to train which costs £45 - £65 and takes 2 h 50 min.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Channel Tunnel is 81 miles.

The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Channel Tunnel without a car is to train which takes 2 h 50 min and costs £45 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Channel Tunnel, including transfers.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Channel Tunnel is to train which takes 2 h 50 min and costs £45 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £24 and takes 4 h 53 min.

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The nearest airport to Channel Tunnel is Lydd (LYX) Airport which is 25.2 miles away. Other nearby airports include London City (LCY) (71.9 miles), London Gatwick (LGW) (73.4 miles), London Stansted (STN) (81.3 miles) and London Heathrow (LHR) (90.9 miles).

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There are 240+ hotels available in Channel Tunnel. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Channel Tunnel.
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  • Distance: 81.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

What companies run services between London Stansted Airport (STN), England and Channel Tunnel, France?

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Channel Tunnel via Tottenham Hale, Tottenham Hale Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, St Pancras International, and Dover Priory in around 2 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Channel Tunnel via London Bow, Bow Church DLR, Lewisham Station, and Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) in around 4 h 53 min.

Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$23
First
$37
Business
$35
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Stratford International to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stansted Airport to London Stratford, also for Westfield
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stansted Airport to London Bow
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Lewisham Station to Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stansted Citylink
Phone
0330 123 2004
Website
stanstedcitylink.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to London King's Cross St. Pancras
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
stanstedcitylink.co.uk

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