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There are 5 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to London Finchley Road Station
  2. Take the bus from London Finchley Road Station to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street

Train via Nottingham

  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

Drive

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds Coach Station

Train, fly

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

London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds by train

The train journey time between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Leeds is around 3h 16m and covers a distance of around 179 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 26 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 47m. Operated by CrossCountry and LNER, the London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds train service departs from Stansted Airport and arrives in Leeds. Typically 86 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 50m
Layover time:
26 min
Total time:
3h 16m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 47m
Train distance:
179 miles
Trains per week:
86
Cheapest price:
£56
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:27
Last train departs at:
20:21

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds is to bus which costs £13 - £29 and takes 6h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 2h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds station. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport London and arriving at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street via London Finchley Road Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 14m.

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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 3h 27m.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Leeds is 153 miles. The road distance is 177.9 miles.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds without a car is to train which takes 3h 27m and costs £55 - £280.

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It takes approximately 3h 27m to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds, including transfers.

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

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Stansted Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds is to train which takes 3h 27m and costs £55 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £29 and takes 6h 14m.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds.
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  • Distance: 152.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 27m

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 3h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds Coach Station via London Finchley Road Station in around 6h 14m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £280
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £140
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£14 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £85
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£95 - £140
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£26 - £40
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£11 - £26
Off-Peak Single
£21 - £30
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£26 - £40
TransPennine Express Service
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 Finchley Road Station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Bus from London Finchley Road Station to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Finchley Road to Leeds
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Finchley Road Station to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn stand 1
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£13 - £22
Website
Megabus UK

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

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Leeds station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds is 178 miles. It takes approximately 2h 57m to drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Leeds.

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

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