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There are 9 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

$129 - $203

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Bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to London Golders Green National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Golders Green to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

$28 - $41

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Train via Peterborough  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Doncaster
  3. Take the train from Doncaster to Stockport

$86 - $131

Train East Midlands Trains  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Manchester Oxford Road

$105 - $157

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester 189.4 miles

$40 - $60

Train, subway to London Heathrow, fly, line 44 bus  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the subway from Liverpool Street station to Lancaster Gate station
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  4. Take the line 44 bus from Manchester City Centre, Chester St to Moss Side, Parkside Rd

Train, train to Southend, fly  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN

$112 - $369

Train, bus to Cambridge, fly, line 44 bus  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge, station to Cambridge, St Andrew's Street
  3. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN
  4. Take the line 44 bus from Manchester City Centre, Chester St to Moss Side, Parkside Rd

Train, train to Southampton, fly  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN

$97 - $220

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester is to bus which costs £21 - £35 and takes 6 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport London and arriving at Chorlton upon Medlock, Cambridge St via London Golders Green and Manchester City Centre, Chinatown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Greater Manchester is 151 miles. The road distance is 189.4 miles.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester without a car is to train which takes 3 h 27 min and costs £95 - £160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester, including transfers.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester 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 Greater Manchester is to train which takes 3 h 27 min and costs £95 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £35 and takes 6 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester.
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  • Distance: 151 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 27 min

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

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester via Tottenham Hale, Tottenham Hale station, Euston station, London Euston, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road, and Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn in around 3 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester via London Golders Green, Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, and Manchester City Centre, Chinatown in around 6 h 50 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$24
First
$38
Business
$36
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $23
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Doncaster to Stockport
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
London Underground (Tube)
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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 Golders Green
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Golders Green to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Manchester Community Transport
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Chester St to Moss Side, Parkside Rd
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Stagecoach in Cambridge
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, station to Cambridge, St Andrew's Street
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester is 189 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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