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 21 min

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

$129 - $201

Cheapest option

Bus via London Golders Green  •  7 h 27 min

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

$30 - $41

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Train East Midlands Trains  •  5 h 55 min

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

$107 - $158

Bus  •  8 h 27 min

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

$39 - $68

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

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

$40 - $60

Train, Tube to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, line 111 bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the Tube from Liverpool Street Underground Station to Lancaster Gate Underground Station
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  4. Take the line 111 bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn (Palace Hotel) to Moss Side, Horton Rd (House 52)

$124 - $329

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 48 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

$113 - $370

Train, bus to Cambridge, fly to Manchester, line 111 bus  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
  2. Take the bus from The Busway Railway Station to Cambridge, Emmanuel Street (St Andrew's Street)
  3. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN
  4. Take the line 111 bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn (Palace Hotel) to Moss Side, Horton Rd (House 52)

$69 - $291

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  5 h 14 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

$99 - $223

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road

$133 - $281

Train, train to Norwich, fly to Manchester  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Ely
  2. Take the train from Ely to Norwich
  3. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Manchester (MAN) NWI - MAN

$126 - $293

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester is to bus which costs £23 - £35 and takes 7 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester is to train which costs £100 - £160 and takes 3 h 21 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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It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Greater Manchester. However, there are services departing from London Stansted Airport and arriving at Moss Side, Horton Rd (House 52) via London Golders Green and Manchester City Centre, Major St (Building 101). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 27 min.

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There are 786+ hotels available in Greater Manchester. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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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 21 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 Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London Euston, Manchester Piccadilly, and Manchester City Centre, University of Mcr in around 3 h 21 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, Major St (Building 101) in around 7 h 27 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
Flights from Southampton to Manchester via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
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
$23
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$23
First
$37
Business
$35
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
$39
Business
$37
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
$40 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$14 - $22
Train from Stansted Airport to Ely
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
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 14 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
Train from Ely to Norwich
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
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
$2 - $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
$17 - $25
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
$11 - $16
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
$17 - $25
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
$23 - $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
57 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

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 London Stansted Airport to London Golders Green
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Golders Green to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stansted Airport to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd Stn (Palace Hotel) to Moss Side, Horton Rd (House 52)
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
C G Myall & Son

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