There are 8 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to London Paddington Station by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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Train, subway  •  1h 10m

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

£18 - £30

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Bus  •  1h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to London Paddington Rail Station National Express

£5 - £7

6 alternative options

Bus via London Baker Street  •  1h 55m

  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 40.2 miles

£100 - £120

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to London Paddington Station 40.2 miles

£7 - £11

Towncar  •  55 min

  1. Take a town car from London Stansted Airport to London Paddington Station 40.2 miles

£100 - £150

Shuttle  •  55 min

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

£100 - £150

Uber  •  55 min

  1. Take an Uber from London Stansted Airport (STN) to London Paddington Station 40.2 miles

£65 - £95

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to London Paddington Station is to bus which costs £5 - £7 and takes 1h 36m.

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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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stansted Airport London and arriving at London Paddington Rail Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 36m.

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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 10m.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and London Paddington Station is 32 miles. The road distance is 40.2 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 10m and costs £17 - £30.

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It takes approximately 1h 10m 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 Paddington Rail 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 10m

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 Paddington Rail Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £5 - £7 and the journey takes 1h 36m.

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
20 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 Paddington Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10
Website
Airport Bus Express
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from London Stansted Airport (STN) to London Paddington Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
£65 - £95
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Access
£65 - £95
Assist
£70 - £100
UberX
£70 - £100
UberXL
£95 - £130
Exec
£130 - £190
Lux
£220 - £310
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
55 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Stansted Airport to London Paddington Station
Estimated price
£100 - £150
Shuttle from London Stansted Airport to London Paddington Station
Estimated price
£100 - £150

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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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