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

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Train, subway  •  1h 17m

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street Stansted Express
  2. Take the subway from Liverpool Street station to Paddington Hammersmith & City / ...

£18 - £30

Cheapest option

Bus via Paddington, Bishops Bridge Road Little Venice  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to London Baker Street Station National Express

£7 - £8

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Bus  •  1h 59m

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport Coach Station to London Baker Street Stansted Airport - London

£12

Taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to London Paddington Station 40.3 miles

£100 - £120

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to London Paddington Station 40.3 miles

£6 - £9

Shuttle  •  56 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from London Stansted Airport to London Paddington Station

£79

Towncar  •  55 min

  1. Take a town car from London Stansted Airport to London Paddington Station 40.3 miles

£30 - £120

London Stansted Airport (STN) → London Paddington Station
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The cost-effective way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to London Paddington Station is to drive, which costs £6 - £9 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to London Paddington Station is to taxi which costs £100 - £120 and takes 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to London Paddington Station. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport London and arriving at Paddington, Bishops Bridge Road Little Venice via Marylebone, Gloucester Place. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to London Paddington Station. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport and arriving at Paddington via Liverpool Street station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 17m.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and London Paddington Station is 32 miles. The road distance is 40.3 miles.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to London Paddington Station without a car is to train and subway which takes 1h 17m and costs £17 - £30.

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It takes approximately 1h 17m to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to London Paddington Station, including transfers.

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

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

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to London Paddington Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Baker Street Station.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to London Paddington Station.
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  • Distance: 32 miles
  • Duration: 1h 17m

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

National Express operates a bus from Stansted Airport London to London Baker Street Station hourly. Tickets cost £5 - £7 and the journey takes 1h 39m.

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 Paddington
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 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 Baker Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
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
Other operators
Taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to London Paddington Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
£100 - £120
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
56 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from London Stansted Airport to London Paddington Station
Estimated price
£79
Towncar from London Stansted Airport to London Paddington Station
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to London Paddington Station train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), arrive at Paddington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) to London Paddington Station is 40 miles. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to London Paddington Station.

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