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Stansted Airport Buses by Stansted Citylink

Stansted Citylink Airport Bus To London Kings Cross Compared With The National Express Services

London Stansted Airport Coach Station

In terms of passenger numbers the Stansted airport coach services of National Express dominate airport bus transfers between Stansted Airport and London. National Express services are covered in detail on other pages, (see links below).

However, National Express has competition in the form of Stansted Citylink. Stansted Citylink operate a service between Stansted Airport and Kings Cross / St Pancras London, both major London train stations..

Stansted Citylink are relatively new, only starting operations in late 2015 replacing the Terravision services that previously operated Stansted coach services to and from London.

Although Terravision no longer operate the service they do provide ticketing for the Stansted Citylink services.

Stansted Citylink operate a similar service to the National Express format using full size buses.

National Express Stansted Airport Services To/From Central London.

  • Stansted - London Victoria via Waterloo Station - 24x7 service with stops in Southwark and Waterloo Station. Frequency of 3 or 4 coaches an hour, reducing to 2 an hour in the early hours of the morning.

  • Stansted - London Marble Arch/ Portland Square/ Paddington Station via Golders Green & Baker Street - 24x7 service with stops in the centre of London convenient for many of the main hotel districts. Frequency of 3 or 4 coaches an hour, reducing to 2 an hour in the early hours of the morning.

  • Stansted - London Liverpool Street, Shoreditch & Bethnal Green via Bromley by Bow Church, Mile End & Whitechapel 24x7 service serving the East End of London and the district around Liverpool Street Station, a cheaper alternative to the Stansted Express train. Frequency of 2 coaches an hour.

  • Stansted - Stratford - 24x7 service terminating at Stratford outside the centre of London, (avoiding potential traffic congestion delays). Choice of Underground lines into London and close to London Docklands. Frequency of 2-3 coaches an hour.

Family & Group Fares

If you have a group of 3 or more the Stansted Express train and the National Express coach services terminating at Liverpool Street or Stratford offer group discounts on-line. Stansted Citylink do not offer group fares.

If you have larger groups than family size there are buses available to charter from 8 seats to 72 seats, see the Stansted private transfers page.

Stansted Citylink London Kings Cross - Stansted Airport Bus

Stansted Airport Transfers Q&A

Citylink operate direct non-stop airport services 24x7, 7 days a week between Stansted Airport and London Kings Cross / St Pancras.

At Stansted Airport the coaches leave from their own signed coach bay within Stansted Bus Station which is positioned directly in front of the passenger terminal at Stansted Airport.

In London, the terminus at Kings Cross is down by the side of St Pancras Railway Station which is next door to Kings Cross Station and shares the same Underground Station.

Stansted Citylink Frequencies & Operating Times

Stansted Citylink operate a near 24x7 schedule with just a small gap of around 3 hours in the early our of the morning. Frequencies are around one schedule every 30 minutes..

Scheduled journey time ranges between 60 and 105 minutes, the variation in times reflected by expectations of delays through traffic congestion at different times of the day.

Stansted Citylink Child Agebands

Stansted Citylink have a child ageband of between 3 and 15 years old.

Flight Delays

You buy a ticket for a specified schedule, just like National Express.

If your flight is late and you miss the schedule tickets will remain valid for 24 hours from the scheduled departure time and passengers will be offered seats on the next available journey on a first come, first served basis.

Luggage Allowance

You can carry two medium-sized suitcases - weighing up to 20kg (44 lbs) each - plus one small piece of hand luggage per person that fits on a parcel shelf or between your legs on the passenger cabin.

Stansted Citylink / Terravision Ticket Pricing & Availability

Stansted Citylink operate a very simple fare structure with fixed prices in co-operation with Terravision.

The service is ticketed on-line by Terravision.

Stansted - London Kings Cross Airport Coach Tickets
London - Stansted Fare Comparison of Public Transport 2017


Standard Adult Fare



Stansted Express - Liverpool Street



Stansted Express Web Duo - (2 people)



National Express - Stratford

£6-£11 †*

£12-£16 †*

National Express - Liverpool Street

£6-£8 †*

£12-£14 †*

National Express - Victoria via Waterloo

£5-£13 †*

£10-£19 †*

National Express - Marble Arch /Portman Square/Paddington

£5-£13 †*

£10-£18 †*

Citylink / Terravision - Kings Cross/St Pancras



Airport Bus / Terravision - Stratford //Liverpool Street



Airport Bus / Terravision - Baker Street/Victoria



* Group fares available for 3 or more passengers

# Promotional fare only available at Stansted Express web site, for 2 people travelling together - may be withdrawn at any time

† Lowest fare on-line only advance purchase Funfare tickets - limited number of tickets, the earlier you book the better the availability. Higher fare is for payment on the day or at short notice on-line.

Stansted - London Transfer Route Map

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