There are 11 ways to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 1 min

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

$135 - $195

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Bus via London Golders Green  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Golders Green National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Golders Green to Stansted Airport London National Express

$27 - $38

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Train via Peterborough  •  4 h 34 min

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

$89 - $133

Train East Midlands Trains  •  5 h 9 min

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

$108 - $158

Bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Stansted Airport London National Express

$35 - $70

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) 187.9 miles

$40 - $60

Fly Manchester to London Heathrow, bus  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London

$89 - $281

Fly Manchester to Southend, train  •  4 h 28 min

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

$107 - $348

Fly Manchester to Cambridge, bus, train  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Cambridge (CBG) MAN - CBG
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge, Emmanuel Street (St Andrew's Street) to Cambridge, Railway Station
  3. Take the train from Cambridge to Stansted Airport

$86 - $403

Fly Manchester to Southampton, train  •  5 h 7 min

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

$98 - $220

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to London Heathrow, bus  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to London Heathrow (LHR) LBA - LHR
  3. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London

$98 - $233

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St station and arriving at Stansted Airport London. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Stansted Airport (STN). However, there are services departing from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving at Stansted Airport via Doncaster and Peterborough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 34 min.

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The distance between Manchester Piccadilly Station and London Stansted Airport (STN) is 152 miles. The road distance is 187.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) without a car is to train which takes 3 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Stansted Airport (STN), including transfers.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Manchester Piccadilly station.

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to train which takes 3 h 1 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 23 min.

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

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Stansted Airport London station.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Stansted Airport (STN).
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  • Distance: 152.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 1 min

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

You can take a train from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) via London Euston, Euston Underground Station, Tottenham Hale Underground Station, and Tottenham Hale in around 3 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and London Golders Green in around 6 h 23 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Manchester to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Tottenham Hale to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$24
First
$38
Business
$36
Train from London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$25
First
$40
Business
$38
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $17
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Cambridge to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $23
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Golders Green
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Golders Green to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Cambridge
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Emmanuel Street (St Andrew's Street) to Cambridge, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in the Fens
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, The Busway Regent Street to The Busway Railway Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Whippet Coaches
Website
go-whippet.co.uk
Bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Cambridge, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
go-whippet.co.uk
C G Myall & Son
Bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Cambridge, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
C G Myall & Son

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Stansted Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) is 188 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to drive from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Stansted Airport (STN).

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

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Manchester Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs .

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