There are 12 ways to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) 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 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 - $194

Cheapest option

Bus via London Golders Green, Bus Station  •  6 h 25 min

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

$27 - $38

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Train via Peterborough  •  4 h 36 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 8 min

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

$108 - $157

Bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Stansted Airport 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 12 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to London Stansted Airport

$89 - $281

Fly Manchester to Southend, train  •  4 h 27 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 Southampton, train  •  4 h 54 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

Fly Manchester to Cambridge, bus, train  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Cambridge (CBG) MAN - CBG
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge, The Busway Regent Street to The Busway Railway Station
  3. Take the train from Cambridge to Stansted Airport

$86 - $403

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to London Heathrow, bus  •  6 h 3 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 London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to London Stansted Airport

$99 - $234

Fly Manchester to Norwich, train  •  5 h 54 min

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

$129 - $299

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to bus which costs £21 - £30 and takes 6 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to train which costs £100 - £150 and takes 3 h 1 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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It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to London Stansted Airport (STN), including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St station and arriving at London Stansted Airport. 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 36 min.

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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, Bus Station in around 6 h 25 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
Flights from Manchester to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
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 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
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
$24 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $17
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
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
Train from Ely to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
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 2 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
Train from Norwich to Ely
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $50
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
Train from Norwich to Ely
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Golders Green, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Golders Green, Bus Station to London Stansted Airport
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 London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in the Fens
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, The Busway Regent Street to The Busway Railway Station
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in Cambridge
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Emmanuel Street (St Andrew's Street) to Cambridge, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
C G Myall & Son
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Cambridge, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
C G Myall & Son

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