There are 5 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Bedford

$38 - $63

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Bus, line 72 bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Hitchin, St Mary's Square 777 / ...
  2. Take the line 72 bus from Hitchin, Bancroft to Cauldwell, Bedford College 71 / ...

$18 - $23

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  58 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford 46.4 miles

$200 - $250

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford 46.4 miles

$10 - $15

Towncar  •  58 min

  1. Take a town car from London Stansted Airport to Bedford 46.4 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) station to Bedford. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport, Coach Station and arriving at Cauldwell, Bedford College via Hitchin, Bancroft. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Bedford is 35 miles. The road distance is 46.4 miles.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford, including transfers.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Stansted Airport, Coach Station.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford is to train which takes 1 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 72 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 15 min.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Cauldwell, Bedford College station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford is 46 miles. It takes approximately 58 min to drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford.

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There are 230+ hotels available in Bedford. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford.
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  • Distance: 35.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 34 min

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

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford via Tottenham Hale, Tottenham Hale Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and London St Pancras International in around 1 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford via Hitchin, St Mary's Square and Hitchin, Bancroft in around 2 h 15 min.

Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$24
First
$38
Business
$36
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Bedford
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Bedford
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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, Coach Station to Hitchin, St Mary's Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hitchin, Bancroft to Cauldwell, Bedford College
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Bedford
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
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
58 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Stansted Airport to Bedford
Estimated price
$140 - $210

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