There are 11 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester by train, bus, car, subway 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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Stansted Express

$137 - $209

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. 777 / ...
  2. National Express

$32 - $46

9 alternative options

Train East Midlands Trains  •  5 h 58 min

$115 - $167

Train, bus  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Tp

$83 - $117

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. 189.4 miles

$40 - $60

Train, Tube to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, line 111 bus  •  4 h 22 min

  1. LHR - MAN

$128 - $331

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 42 min

  1. SEN - MAN

$116 - $373

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  5 h 19 min

  1. SOU - MAN

$101 - $221

Train, bus to Cambridge, fly to Manchester, line 111 bus  •  3 h 51 min

  1. CBG - MAN

$70 - $294

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  6 h

  1. LHR - LBA

$137 - $283

Train, train to Norwich, fly to Manchester  •  5 h 48 min

  1. NWI - MAN

$117 - $302

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 Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London Euston, Manchester Piccadilly, and Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Chinatown (Portland Tower) in around 3 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway, Milton Keynes Coachway, Manchester, and Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Chinatown (Portland Tower) in around 6 h 56 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 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
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 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
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$25
First
$39
Business
$37
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
$41
Business
$40
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 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Stansted Airport to Leicester
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $23
Train from Stansted Airport to Ely
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak 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 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Train from Ely to Norwich
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $19
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Liverpool Street Underground Station to Lancaster Gate Underground Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Ely
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ely to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway to Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd/Oxford Rd Stn (Palace Hotel) to Moss Side, Yew Tree Rd/Horton Rd (House 52)
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in Cambridge
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from The Busway Railway Station to Cambridge, Emmanuel Street (St Andrew's Street)
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
C G Myall & Son
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Cambridge, Railway Station to Drummer St Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
C G Myall & Son

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Greater Manchester is 242 km. The road distance is 303 km.

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester is to bus which costs £23 - £35 and takes 6 h 56 min.

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

No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport, Coach Station and arriving at Moss Side, Yew Tree Rd/Horton Rd (House 52) via Milton Keynes Coachway and Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Chinatown (Portland Tower). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 56 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester, including transfers.