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There are 4 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Wales by train, bus or car

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Train Great Western Railway  •  3h 36m

  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  •  6h 7m

  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

2 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central

$129 - $195

Drive  •  3h 14m

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

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Wales is to bus which costs £19 - £28 and takes 6h 7m.

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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 3h 14m.

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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 6h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Wales. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport and arriving at Cardiff Central via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 47m.

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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 3h 36m and costs £75 - £130.

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It takes approximately 3h 36m 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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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Wales train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Stansted Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Wales is to train which takes 3h 36m and costs £75 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £28 and takes 6h 7m.

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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: 3h 36m

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 station, Lancaster Gate station, and London Paddington in around 3h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cardiff via London Victoria Coach Station in around 6h 7m.

Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
44m
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
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
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
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
National Express

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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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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Wales train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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

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