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There are 6 ways to get from St Albans to Stansted Airport Station by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  1h 48m

  1. Take the train from St Albans City to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from Tottenham Hale to Stansted Airport Stansted Express

£25 - £40

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Bus  •  3h 21m

  1. Take the bus from London Finchley Road Station to Stansted Airport London National Express

£13 - £20

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2h 48m

  1. Take the train from St Albans City to London Bridge
  2. Take the bus from London Liverpool Street Station to London Stansted Airport Coach Station London - Stansted Airport

£23 - £25

Taxi  •  41 min

  1. Take a taxi from St Albans to Stansted Airport Station 40.2 miles

£80 - £100

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from St Albans to Stansted Airport Station 40.2 miles

£6 - £9

Towncar  •  41 min

  1. Take a town car from St Albans to London Stansted Airport 40.3 miles

£100 - £150

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The cost-effective way to get from St Albans to Stansted Airport Station is to drive, which costs £6 - £9 and takes 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from St Albans to Stansted Airport Station is to taxi which costs £80 - £100 and takes 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from St Albans to Stansted Airport Station. However, there are services departing from St Albans, Abbey and arriving at Stansted Airport London via Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH and London Finchley Road Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from St Albans to Stansted Airport Station. However, there are services departing from St Albans City and arriving at Stansted Airport via King's Cross St. Pancras station and Tottenham Hale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 48m.

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The distance between St Albans and Stansted Airport Station is 27 miles. The road distance is 40.2 miles.

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The best way to get from St Albans to Stansted Airport Station without a car is to train which takes 1h 48m and costs £24 - £40.

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It takes approximately 1h 48m to get from St Albans to Stansted Airport Station, including transfers.

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St Albans to Stansted Airport Station bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Finchley Road Station.

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St Albans to Stansted Airport Station train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from St Albans City station.

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The best way to get from St Albans to Stansted Airport Station is to train which takes 1h 48m and costs £24 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £21 and takes 3h 21m.

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Map of how to get from St Albans to Stansted Airport Station.
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  • Distance: 27.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 48m

What companies run services between St Albans, England and Stansted Airport Station, England?

You can take a train from St Albans to Stansted Airport Station via London St Pancras International LL, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Tottenham Hale station, and Tottenham Hale in around 1h 48m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Finchley Road Station to Stansted Airport London hourly. Tickets cost £5 - £7 and the journey takes 1h 21m.

Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from St Albans City to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£9 - £12
Train from St Albans City to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£11 - £14
Bus operators
Airport Bus Express
Phone
0044 (0) 1279681984
Email
info@airportbusexpress.co.uk
Website
airportbusexpress.co.uk
Bus from London Liverpool Street Station to London Stansted Airport Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Airport Bus Express
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 London Finchley Road Station to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from St Albans to Stansted Airport Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
£80 - £100
St Albans Drivr
Phone
+44 1727 400 094
Website
stalbansdrivr.uk
Rider Taxis
Phone
+44 1727 828 282
Website
ridertaxis.co.uk
Gold Line Taxis
Phone
+44 1727 833 333
Website
goldlinetaxis.co.uk
Abbey Astar Cars
Phone
+44 1727 855 555
Website
abbeyastartaxis.co.uk
A1 Taxis
Phone
+44 1727 866 666
Website
a1taxis.net
Jayride
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from St Albans to London Stansted Airport
Estimated price
£100 - £150

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St Albans to Stansted Airport Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Stansted Airport London station.

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St Albans to Stansted Airport Station train services, operated by Stansted Express, arrive at Stansted Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between St Albans to Stansted Airport Station is 40 miles. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from St Albans to Stansted Airport Station.

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There are 120+ hotels available in Stansted Airport Station. Prices start at £75 per night.

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