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

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Train  •  3h 34m

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Christchurch

£65 - £120

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Bus  •  5h 59m

  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 Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd National Express

£12 - £23

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Bus, train  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Southampton Central
  3. Take the train from Southampton Central to Christchurch

£44 - £118

Drive  •  2h 31m

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Christchurch 151 miles

£22 - £35

London Stansted Airport (STN) → Christchurch
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The most affordable way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Christchurch is to bus, which costs £12 - £23 and takes 5h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Christchurch is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Christchurch. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport and arriving at Christchurch via Tottenham Hale station, Green Park station and London Waterloo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 34m.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Christchurch is 120 miles. The road distance is 151 miles.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Christchurch without a car is to train which takes 3h 34m and costs £60 - £120.

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It takes approximately 3h 34m to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Christchurch, including transfers.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Christchurch 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 Christchurch is to train which takes 3h 34m and costs £60 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £23 and takes 5h 59m.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Christchurch train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Christchurch station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) to Christchurch is 151 miles. It takes approximately 2h 31m to drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Christchurch.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Christchurch.
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  • Distance: 119.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 34m

What companies run services between London Stansted Airport (STN), England and Christchurch, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, England?

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Christchurch via Tottenham Hale, Tottenham Hale station, Green Park station, Waterloo station, and London Waterloo in around 3h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Christchurch via London Victoria Coach Station, Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd, and Bournemouth in around 5h 59m.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £90
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £90
Train from Southampton Central to Christchurch
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £23
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£19 - £23
Bus operators
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
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 Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
National Express

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