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There are 7 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Kensington Square by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train, subway  •  1h 33m

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street Stansted Express
  2. Take the subway from Liverpool Street station to High Street Kensington station Circle

£18 - £30

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Bus  •  2h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to London Marble Arch, for Stansted National Express

£7 - £8

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Bus, line 27 bus  •  2h 21m

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport Coach Station to London Baker Street Stansted Airport - London
  2. Take the line 27 bus from Marylebone Station to High Street Kensington 27 / ...

£12

Taxi  •  1h

  1. Take a taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Kensington Square 42 miles

£160 - £200

Drive  •  1h

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Kensington Square 42 miles

£6 - £10

Shuttle  •  1h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from London Stansted Airport to Kensington Square

£79

Towncar  •  1h

  1. Take a town car from London Stansted Airport to Kensington Square 42 miles

£30 - £120

London Stansted Airport (STN) to Kensington Square by train, subway and walk

The journey time between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Kensington Square is around 1h 34m and covers a distance of around 43 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 20m. Operated by Stansted Express, Greater Anglia and London Underground (Tube), the London Stansted Airport (STN) to Kensington Square service departs from Stansted Airport and arrives in Kensington Square. Typically 313 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 34m
Fastest journey time:
1h 20m
Services per week:
313
Cheapest price:
£20
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:30
Last service departs at:
23:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Stansted Airport (STN) to Kensington Square train, subway and walk schedules

Departing Monday, June 21, 2021

London Stansted Airport (STN) → Kensington Square
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kensington Square is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kensington Square is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kensington Square is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Kensington Square is to bus which costs £7 - £9 and takes 2h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Kensington Square is to taxi which costs £160 - £200 and takes 1h.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Kensington Square. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport London and arriving at Kensington Palace via Marble Arch Station Park Lane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Kensington Square station. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport and arriving at High Street Kensington station via Liverpool Street station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 33m.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Kensington Square is 33 miles. The road distance is 42 miles.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Kensington Square without a car is to train and subway which takes 1h 33m and costs £18 - £30.

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It takes approximately 1h 33m to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Kensington Square, including transfers.

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

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Kensington Square train services, operated by Stansted Express, depart from Stansted Airport station.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Kensington Square bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Marble Arch, for Stansted station.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Kensington Square.
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  • Distance: 33.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 33m

What companies run services between London Stansted Airport (STN), England and Kensington Square, England?

National Express operates a bus from Stansted Airport London to London Marble Arch, for Stansted hourly. Tickets cost £5 - £7 and the journey takes 1h 49m.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Liverpool Street station to High Street Kensington station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
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 Marble Arch, for Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
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 Baker Street
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Airport Bus Express
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Marylebone Station to High Street Kensington
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Kensington Square
Ave. Duration
1h
Estimated price
£160 - £200
Tranzitt
Phone
+44 203 950 8070
Website
tranzitt.co.uk
Stansted Airport Taxi Service
Phone
+44 1279 260 602
Website
stansted-taxi-booking.co.uk
24 x 7 Ltd
Phone
+44 1279 661 111
Website
24x7stansted.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from London Stansted Airport to Kensington Square
Estimated price
£79
Towncar from London Stansted Airport to Kensington Square
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Kensington Square train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), arrive at High Street Kensington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) to Kensington Square is 42 miles. It takes approximately 1h to drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Kensington Square.

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There are 3920+ hotels available in Kensington Square. Prices start at £75 per night.

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