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

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Train  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$103 - $169

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Bus National Express  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street National Express

$25 - $35

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Bus Megabus UK  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to London - Victoria Station A20
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Kingsway M7

$37 - $53

Drive  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cardiff 196.3 miles

$40 - $65

Train, fly, bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Delamere Street

$134 - $336

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Wales is to bus which costs £19 - £28 and takes 6 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Wales is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Wales. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport London and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 9 min.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Wales is 173 miles. The road distance is 196.3 miles.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Wales without a car is to train which takes 3 h 40 min and costs £75 - £130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Wales, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Wales is to train which takes 3 h 40 min and costs £75 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £28 and takes 6 h 9 min.

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

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Wales bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) to Wales is 196 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Wales.

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

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Wales.
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  • Distance: 173.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cardiff via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, and London Paddington in around 3 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cardiff via London Victoria Coach Station in around 6 h 9 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
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
$40
Business
$38
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
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 Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from London Stansted Airport to London - Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
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Airport Bus Express
Website
airportbusexpress.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Victoria
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
airportbusexpress.co.uk
easyBus
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Delamere Street
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12

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