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

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Train Great Western Railway  •  4 h 16 min

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

$131 - $212

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Bus  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Swansea Bus Station to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...

$79 - $93

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Hereford
  2. Take the train from Hereford to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Stansted Airport

$132 - $200

Drive  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Swansea to London Stansted Airport (STN) 232.8 miles

$50 - $75

Train, fly  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to London Stansted (STN) CWL - STN

$119 - $994

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The cheapest way to get from Swansea to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Swansea to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Swansea station to London Stansted Airport (STN). However, there are services departing from Swansea Bus Station and arriving at Stansted Airport London via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Swansea to London Stansted Airport (STN). However, there are services departing from Swansea and arriving at Stansted Airport via Hereford and Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 27 min.

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The distance between Swansea and London Stansted Airport (STN) is 182 miles. The road distance is 232.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Swansea to London Stansted Airport (STN) without a car is to train which takes 4 h 16 min and costs £100 - £170.

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Swansea to London Stansted Airport (STN), including transfers.

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Swansea to London Stansted Airport (STN) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Swansea Bus Station.

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Swansea to London Stansted Airport (STN) train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Swansea station.

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The best way to get from Swansea to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to train which takes 4 h 16 min and costs £100 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £60 - £75 and takes 6 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Swansea to London Stansted Airport (STN).
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  • Distance: 181.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

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

You can take a train from Swansea to London Stansted Airport (STN) via London Paddington, Lancaster Gate station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 4 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to London Stansted Airport (STN) via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 6 h 31 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cardiff to London Stansted via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Cardiff to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cardiff to London Stansted via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Cardiff to London Stansted via Reus
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
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
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Hereford
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
First Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
CrossCountry
Bus operators
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 Swansea Bus Station to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $70
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

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There is no direct flight from Cardiff Airport to London Stansted Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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

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Swansea to London Stansted Airport (STN) train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Stansted Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Swansea to London Stansted Airport (STN) is 233 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to drive from Swansea to London Stansted Airport (STN).

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Thomas Cook, KLM, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Cardiff Airport to London Stansted Airport.

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