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

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Train, Tube  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street Stansted Express
  2. Take the Tube from Liverpool Street Underground Station to Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground Hammersmith & City / ...

$27 - $28

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  1 h 36 min

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

$10 - $16

6 alternative options

Bus TerraVision UK  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to King's Cross St. Pancras

$13 - $16

Taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Paddington 39.5 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Paddington 39.5 miles

$8 - $13

Shuttle  •  55 min

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

$130 - $190

Towncar  •  55 min

  1. Take a town car from London Stansted Airport to Paddington 39.5 miles

$130 - $180

Uber  •  55 min

  1. Take an Uber from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Paddington 39.5 miles

$85 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Paddington is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Paddington is to taxi which costs £140 - £170 and takes 55 min.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Paddington is 32 miles. The road distance is 39.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 5 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Paddington, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Stansted Airport and arriving at London Paddington Rail Station station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 36 min.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Paddington bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Portman Square station.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Paddington.
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  • Distance: 32.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 5 min

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

TerraVision UK operates a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Paddington every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $13 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min.

Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$25
First
$39
Business
$37
Bus operators
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from London Stansted Airport to King's Cross St. Pancras
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
cms-tvision.terravisionlondo.netdna-cdn.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stansted Airport to London Paddington Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Paddington
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$85 - $120
Access
$100 - $140
Assist
$100 - $140
UberX
$100 - $140
UberXL
$140 - $200
Exec
$180 - $260
Lux
$300 - $420
Taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Paddington
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from London Stansted Airport to Paddington
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Towncar from London Stansted Airport to Paddington
Estimated price
$130 - $180

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