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

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Train  •  2 h 16 min

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

$47 - $64

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

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Bus  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn (Rail-Air) Ra1
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London 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

Questions & Answers

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 Stansted Airport London via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 6 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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The best way to get from Reading to London Stansted Airport (STN) without a car is to train which takes 2 h 16 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to get from Reading to London Stansted Airport (STN), including transfers.

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Reading to London Stansted Airport (STN) bus services, operated by RailAir, arrive at Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir).

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The best way to get from Reading to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to train which takes 2 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 6 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to London Stansted Airport (STN) is 85 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to drive from Reading to London Stansted Airport (STN).

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There are 186+ hotels available in London Stansted Airport (STN). Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Reading to London Stansted Airport (STN).
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  • Distance: 61.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 16 min

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 2 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to London Stansted Airport (STN) via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn (Rail-Air) and Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 3 h 6 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
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
$39
Bus operators
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
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RailAir
Website
railair.com
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn (Rail-Air)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
railair.com
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.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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