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

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Train  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport Stansted Express

$47 - $63

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Waterloo
  2. Take the bus from King's Cross St. Pancras to London Stansted Airport

$30 - $40

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures Ra1
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to London Stansted Airport National Express / ...

$30 - $34

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Reading to London Stansted Airport (STN) 85.4 miles

$18 - $27

Towncar  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take a town car from Reading to London Stansted Airport 85.4 miles

$210 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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The distance between Reading and London Stansted Airport (STN) is 61 miles. The road distance is 85.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 44 min to get from Reading to London Stansted Airport (STN), including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading station to London Stansted Airport (STN). However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at London Stansted Airport via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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

You can take a train from Reading to London Stansted Airport (STN) via London Paddington, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to London Stansted Airport (STN) via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures and London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 in around 2 h 49 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
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
Bus operators
RailAir
Website
railair.com
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
railair.com
National Express
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from King's Cross St. Pancras to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
cms-tvision.terravisionlondo.netdna-cdn.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Reading to London Stansted Airport
Estimated price
$210 - $300

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