There are 12 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

$138 - $210

Cheapest option

Bus via Milton Keynes Coachway  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Milton Keynes Coachway National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway to Manchester National Express

$31 - $45

10 alternative options

Train via Peterborough  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Doncaster
  3. Take the train from Doncaster to Manchester Piccadilly

$94 - $157

Train East Midlands Trains  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly

$78 - $167

Bus  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Manchester National Express

$40 - $75

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station 189.1 miles

$40 - $60

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN

$127 - $330

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN

$115 - $372

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN

$99 - $224

Train to Cambridge, fly to Manchester  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
  2. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN

$68 - $293

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly

$136 - $283

Train, train to Norwich, fly to Manchester  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Ely
  2. Take the train from Ely to Norwich
  3. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Manchester (MAN) NWI - MAN

$115 - $301

What companies run services between London Stansted Airport (STN), England and Manchester Piccadilly Station, England?

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station via Tottenham Hale, Tottenham Hale Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and London Euston in around 3 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station via Milton Keynes Coachway and Manchester in around 6 h 42 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
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$26
First
$41
Business
$38
Train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$27
First
$42
Business
$41
Virgin West Coast Trains
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Train from Stansted Airport to Ely
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Hull Trains
Phone
+44 345 071 0222
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Super Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $70
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Doncaster to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $18
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Single
$95 - $140
Train from Ely to Norwich
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Ely to Norwich
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Ely
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ely to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway to Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Manchester
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Manchester Piccadilly Station is 244 km. The road distance is 303 km.

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to bus which costs £22 - £35 and takes 6 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs £95 - £160.

No, there is no direct train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly via Peterborough and Doncaster. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 38 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stansted Airport London and arriving at Manchester. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Manchester Piccadilly Station, including transfers.

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Trips to Manchester Piccadilly Station

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