There are 8 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Charing Cross by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train, Tube  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street Stansted Express
  2. Take the Tube from Liverpool Street Underground Station to Embankment Underground Station Circle

$27 - $29

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to London Waterloo Rail Station National Express

$9 - $16

6 alternative options

Bus TerraVision UK  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to King's Cross St. Pancras
  2. Take the bus from St Pancras International to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross 91 / ...

$14 - $16

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Charing Cross 38.9 miles

$180 - $230

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Charing Cross 38.9 miles

$8 - $13

Shuttle  •  50 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from London Stansted Airport to Charing Cross

$130 - $190

Towncar  •  50 min

  1. Take a town car from London Stansted Airport to Charing Cross 38.9 miles

$130 - $190

Uber  •  50 min

  1. Take an Uber from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Charing Cross 38.9 miles

$90 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Charing Cross is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Charing Cross is to shuttle which costs £100 - £150 and takes 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stansted Airport London and arriving at London Waterloo Rail Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Charing Cross is 31 miles. The road distance is 38.9 miles.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Charing Cross without a car is to train and Tube which takes 1 h 1 min and costs £20 - £22.

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It takes approximately 1 h 1 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Charing Cross, including transfers.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Charing Cross bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Stansted Airport London station.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Charing Cross bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Waterloo Rail Station.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Charing Cross.
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  • Distance: 31.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 1 min

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

National Express operates a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Charing Cross every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $16 and the journey takes 1 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
$26
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$26
First
$40
Business
$39
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 Waterloo Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from London Stansted Airport to King's Cross St. Pancras
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
cms-tvision.terravisionlondo.netdna-cdn.com
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from St Pancras International to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from King's Cross St. Pancras to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Charing Cross
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$90 - $120
Access
$95 - $140
Assist
$95 - $140
UberX
$95 - $140
UberXL
$140 - $190
Exec
$190 - $260
Lux
$320 - $430
Taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Charing Cross
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$180 - $230
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from London Stansted Airport to Charing Cross
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Towncar from London Stansted Airport to Charing Cross
Estimated price
$130 - $190

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