There are 9 ways to get from Waterloo Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) by subway, train, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Tube, train  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the Tube from Embankment Underground Station to Liverpool Street Underground Station Circle
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport Stansted Express

$28

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Bus  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from London Waterloo Rail Station to Stansted Airport London National Express

$9 - $15

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Bus via London Waterloo Rail Station  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from London Waterloo Rail Station to Stansted Airport London National Express

$9 - $15

Line 59 bus, bus  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the line 59 bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to St Pancras International 59
  2. Take the bus from King's Cross St. Pancras to London Stansted Airport

$14 - $16

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waterloo Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) 37.7 miles

$170 - $220

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) 37.7 miles

$8 - $12

Shuttle  •  50 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Waterloo Station to London Stansted Airport

$130 - $190

Towncar  •  48 min

  1. Take a town car from Waterloo Station to London Stansted Airport 37.7 miles

$130 - $190

Uber  •  48 min

  1. Take an Uber from Waterloo Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) 37.7 miles

$85 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to taxi which costs £130 - £170 and takes 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Waterloo Rail Station station and arriving at Stansted Airport London. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and London Stansted Airport (STN) is 31 miles. The road distance is 37.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) without a car is to Tube and train which takes 1 h 15 min and costs £21 - £22.

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It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to get from Waterloo Station to London Stansted Airport (STN), including transfers.

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

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Waterloo Station 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 Waterloo Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) is 38 miles. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Waterloo Station to London Stansted Airport (STN).

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There are 183+ hotels available in London Stansted Airport (STN). Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to London Stansted Airport (STN).
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  • Distance: 31.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min

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

National Express operates a bus from Waterloo Station to London Stansted Airport (STN) hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $15 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min.

Train operators
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
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 Waterloo Rail Station to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Waterloo Station to London Stansted Airport (STN)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$85 - $110
Access
$90 - $130
Assist
$90 - $130
UberX
$90 - $130
UberXL
$130 - $190
Exec
$180 - $250
Lux
$300 - $410
Taxi from Waterloo Station to London Stansted Airport (STN)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$170 - $220
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Waterloo Station to London Stansted Airport
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Towncar from Waterloo Station to London Stansted Airport
Estimated price
$130 - $190

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