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

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  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Tottenham Hale to Stansted Airport Stansted Express

$54 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Old Portsmouth, University to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to London Stansted Airport National Express

$19 - $29

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Horsham
  2. Take the train from Horsham to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the bus from London King's Cross St. Pancras to Stansted Airport, Coach Station

$61 - $81

Drive  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to London Stansted Airport (STN) 128 miles

$27 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to bus which costs £14 - £23 and takes 4 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 6 min.

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The distance between Portsmouth and London Stansted Airport (STN) is 96 miles. The road distance is 128 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from Portsmouth to London Stansted Airport (STN), including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to London Stansted Airport (STN). However, there are services departing from Old Portsmouth, University and arriving at London Stansted Airport via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 17 min.

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

You can take a train from Portsmouth to London Stansted Airport (STN) via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Green Park Underground Station, Tottenham Hale Underground Station, and Tottenham Hale in around 2 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portsmouth to London Stansted Airport (STN) via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and London Victoria Coach Station in around 4 h 17 min.

Train operators
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
Bus operators
Stansted Citylink
Phone
0330 123 2004
Website
stanstedcitylink.co.uk
Bus from London King's Cross St. Pancras to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
stanstedcitylink.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Old Portsmouth, University to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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