There are 10 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds 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.

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Train Virgin Trains East Coast  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Leeds

$69 - $103

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Bus  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway 777 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway to Leeds National Express

$28 - $42

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Train via Nottingham  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Nottingham
  3. Take the train from Nottingham to Leeds

$84 - $158

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds 175.7 miles

$35 - $55

Train, Tube to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford  •  4 h 17 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 Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA

$115 - $254

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 13 min

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

$142 - $354

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  5 h 42 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
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Leeds

$130 - $396

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Leeds

$163 - $439

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  6 h 9 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
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Leeds

$115 - $245

Fly Cambridge to Manchester, train  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Leeds

$85 - $317

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds is to bus which costs £21 - £35 and takes 6 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds is to drive which takes 2 h 54 min and costs £28 - £45.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Leeds is 244 km. The road distance is 281 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport, Coach Station and arriving at Leeds via Milton Keynes Coachway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport and arriving at Leeds via Peterborough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 22 min.

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

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds via Peterborough in around 3 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway and Milton Keynes Coachway in around 6 h 4 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
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 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
Train operators
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 Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Train from Nottingham to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
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
$40
Business
$39
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
$39
Business
$36
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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Train from Newcastle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
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 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway to Leeds
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com

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