London Transport

Stansted airport

Stansted is the fourth largest airport in the UK (passenger numbers) already serving over 22 million passengers a year. It has permission to serve up to 25 million passengers, and is expected to reach this figure in around 2008. Most popular destinations are: Dublin, Glasgow, Rome, Franfurt. It`s located about 40min from London Center. In terms of growth Stansted is outstripping its bigger brethren at Heathrow and Gatwick and the trend is expected to continue. An influx of low-cost airlines, seeking a cheaper and more convenient alternative to London's major airports, has contributed to the boom.


How to get to and from Stansted?

The fastest way to reach central London (Liverpool Street) from Stansted Airport is on the Stansted Express. Trains depart every 15-30 minutes, with an average journey time of 45 minutes. There is also an hourly service from the airport to central London (Liverpool Street) that calls at all the principal stations on the way.

Stansted Express

Heathrow Express trains depart from Stansted every 15 minutes. Trains go to Liverpool Street station and that takes 45 minutes. Stansted Express trains have air-conditioning, ample luggage space, with dedicated areas for wheelchairs, and trains are level with station platforms for getting on and off easily with bags. You can collect your tickets from the machines situated at Heathrow Airport or Liverpool Station.

Ticket cost: £25 return and £15 single

National Express Airport

National Express Airport coach services connect seven major UK airports with towns and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased from the coach ticket desk in the arrivals area in the terminal (06:00 - 21:30) or in the coach station (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Tickets may also be purchased on the coach. By National Express Airport can simply and comfortably travel to London

A6 - London Victoria (Central London)
Connects Stansted Airport with London Victoria - Central London via Golders Green, Finchley Road Underground Station, St Johns Wood, Baker Street, Marble Arch and Hyde Park Corner.
Operates up to every 10 minutes - 24 hours a day.
More about National Express A6 line.
Further information : 0870 5747 777 (UK only)

A7 - Bishopsgate and London Victoria (Central London)
Operates to Bishopsgate and Victoria every 30 minutes between 0000 and 0430 hours.
Further information: 0870 5747 777 (UK only)

A9 - London Stratford
A non-stop service to London Stratford every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day.
Further information: 0870 5747 777 (UK only)

Ticket cost: £17 return and £10 single

Terravision airport transfer

Terravision company provides a shuttle service from Stansted airport to Liverpool street and Victoria Station. The journeys last respectively 55 minutes and 75 minutes. The buses depart every 30 minutes from Victoria Station and the airport.

Tickets cost: £9 one-way and £14 return.

easyBus coach service

easyBus operate Stansted Airport to Central London EB2 service every 30 minutes and at 20 minute intervals during peak periods. More about easyBus EB2 line.

information from wikipedia.org and tfl.gov.uk