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

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Train  •  1h 33m

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to London Euston
  2. Take the train from Tottenham Hale to Stansted Airport Stansted Express

£22 - £54

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Bus  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the bus from London Baker Street to London Stansted Airport Coach Station London - Stansted Airport

£14 - £16

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Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Watford Junction to London Stansted Airport (STN) 46.7 miles

£95 - £120

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Watford Junction to London Stansted Airport (STN) 46.7 miles

£7 - £11

Towncar  •  48 min

  1. Take a town car from Watford Junction to London Stansted Airport 46.7 miles

£30 - £120

Watford Junction to London Stansted Airport (STN) by train and subway

The journey time between Watford Junction and London Stansted Airport (STN) is around 1h 39m and covers a distance of around 55 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 11m. Operated by London Midland, Avanti West Coast, London Overground and others, the Watford Junction to London Stansted Airport (STN) service departs from Watford Junction and arrives in Stansted Airport. Typically 208 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 39m
Fastest journey time:
1h 11m
Services per week:
208
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:01
Last service departs at:
23:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Watford Junction to London Stansted Airport (STN) train and subway schedules

Watford Junction → London Stansted Airport (STN)
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Watford Junction to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 48 min.

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The fastest way to get from Watford Junction to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to taxi which takes 48 min and costs £95 - £120.

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No, there is no direct train from Watford Junction to London Stansted Airport (STN). However, there are services departing from Watford Junction and arriving at Stansted Airport via Euston station and Tottenham Hale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 33m.

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The distance between Watford Junction and London Stansted Airport (STN) is 32 miles. The road distance is 46.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Watford Junction to London Stansted Airport (STN) without a car is to train which takes 1h 33m and costs £21 - £55.

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It takes approximately 1h 33m to get from Watford Junction to London Stansted Airport (STN), including transfers.

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Watford Junction to London Stansted Airport (STN) train services, operated by London Midland, depart from Watford Junction station.

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The best way to get from Watford Junction to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to train which takes 1h 33m and costs £21 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £16 and takes 3h 14m.

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Watford Junction to London Stansted Airport (STN) train services, operated by Stansted Express, arrive at Stansted Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Watford Junction to London Stansted Airport (STN) is 47 miles. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Watford Junction to London Stansted Airport (STN).

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Map of how to get from Watford Junction to London Stansted Airport (STN).
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  • Distance: 32.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 33m

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

You can take a train from Watford Junction to London Stansted Airport (STN) via London Euston, Euston station, Tottenham Hale station, and Tottenham Hale in around 1h 33m. Alternatively, Airport Bus Express operates a bus from London Baker Street to London Stansted Airport Coach Station hourly. Tickets cost £7 - £10 and the journey takes 1h 45m.

Train operators
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Watford Junction to London Euston
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£4 - £6
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £8
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Watford Junction to London Euston
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
London Overground
Bus operators
Airport Bus Express
Phone
0044 (0) 1279681984
Email
info@airportbusexpress.co.uk
Website
airportbusexpress.co.uk
Bus from London Baker Street to London Stansted Airport Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Airport Bus Express
Other operators
Taxi from Watford Junction to London Stansted Airport (STN)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
£95 - £120
Newline Cabs
Phone
+44 1923 222 121
Website
newlinecabs.co.uk
Mealing Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1923 823 880
Website
mealings.co.uk
Alliance Taxis Watford
Phone
+44 1923 805 300
Website
alliancetaxiswatfo.wixsite.com
AA Metro Cars Watford
Phone
+44 1923 353 535
A1 Taxis
Phone
+44 1923 222 222
Website
a1taxicabs.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Watford Junction to London Stansted Airport
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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