There are 4 ways to get from Southampton 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 25 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Tottenham Hale to Stansted Airport Stansted Express

$56 - $73

Cheapest option

Bus via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Highfield, Southampton Uni Interchange to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 032
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to London Stansted Airport National Express

$22 - $33

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Heathrow Airport Terminal 4, Heathrow Terminal 4 203 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 to London Stansted Airport National Express / ...

$42 - $51

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to London Stansted Airport (STN) 124.7 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to bus which costs £16 - £25 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 4 min.

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The distance between Southampton and London Stansted Airport (STN) is 100 miles. The road distance is 124.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to get from Southampton to London Stansted Airport (STN), including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to London Stansted Airport (STN). However, there are services departing from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station and arriving at London Stansted Airport via London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 16 min.

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

You can take a train from Southampton 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 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to London Stansted Airport (STN) via Heathrow Airport Terminal 4, Heathrow Terminal 4 and London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 in around 4 h 16 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
$39
Business
$36
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Heathrow Airport Terminal 4, Heathrow Terminal 4
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Highfield, Southampton Uni Interchange to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 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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