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There are 8 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Main by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, night train, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly to Frankfurt  •  1h 55m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Frankfurt (FRA) STN - FRA

€39 - €216

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17h 43m

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Mainz central train station

€35 - €54

6 alternative options

Fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  3h 11m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) STN - CGN
  2. Take the train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf

€47 - €195

Train  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice

€192 - €490

Bus, bus and ferry  •  17h 31m

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station Stansted Airport - London / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Frankfurt am Main

€39 - €61

Train, night train  •  10h 19m

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the night train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Mainz Hbf Nj

€152 - €431

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 27m

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Main

€234 - €276

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 58m

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Main

€153 - €270

London Stansted Airport (STN) to Main by train and subway

The journey time between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Main is around 6h 55m and covers a distance of around 841 km. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 47m. Operated by Stansted Express, Greater Anglia, London Underground (Tube) and others, the London Stansted Airport (STN) to Main service departs from Stansted Airport and arrives in Mainz Roemisches Theater. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 55m
Fastest journey time:
6h 47m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€195
Carbon emissions:
44 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:15
Last service departs at:
09:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Stansted Airport (STN) to Main train and subway schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Main is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Main is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Main is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Main is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 17h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Main is to fly which costs £30 - £190 and takes 1h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Main. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport and arriving at Mainz Roemisches Theater via Tottenham Hale station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 14m.

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It is approximately 601 km to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Main.

The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Main without a car is to train which takes 8h 14m and costs £160 - £430.

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It takes approximately 1h 55m to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Main, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Main is to fly which takes 1h 55m and costs £30 - £190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £160 - £430 and takes 8h 14m, you could also bus, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 17h 43m.

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The quickest flight from London Stansted Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Main is 1h ahead of London Stansted Airport (STN). It is currently 7:31 PM in London Stansted Airport (STN) and 8:31 PM in Main.

Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Main.
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  • Distance: 600.6 km
  • Duration: 1h 55m

What companies run services between London Stansted Airport (STN), England and Main, Hesse, Germany?

Ryanair flies from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Main once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Main via Tottenham Hale, Tottenham Hale station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf in around 8h 14m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €170
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€10 - €110
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€16 - €23
1st Class
€27 - €40
Stansted Express
Phone
0345 600 7245
Email
customerrelations@abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€19 - €29
Website
Stansted Express
Standard
€20
First
€29
Business
€28
Train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €35
Website
Stansted Express
Standard
€22
First
€32
Business
€31
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €23
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €27
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Mainz Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Nightjet
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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 Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Airport Bus Express
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 Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
13h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
RegioJet
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 Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Mainz central train station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €150
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€75 - €150
Standard Car - Flexi
€130 - €170

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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