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Cheap Direct Stansted Airport Bus To London Victoria

6 airport bus services connect London to Stansted Airport - only one goes direct to/from London Victoria

London Stansted Airport

Both National Express and Stansted Citylink operate airport bus services between Stansted Airport and London Victoria - one of the major hotel districts and public transport hubs in Central London.

However, the National National Express service is a stopping service with stops south of the River Thames, notably Waterloo Station. The Stansted Citylink airport bus operates non-stop between Victoria and Stansted Airport.

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

The Stansted Citylink service operates a simple flat fare, whilst National Express operate a dynamic fare structure where on-line fares can be cheaper than Stansted Citylink if you book well in advance, or more expensive if you don't.

Although Terravision no longer operate the service they do provide ticketing for this Stansted Citylink service as well as the other Stansted Citylink airport bus between Stansted Airport and London Kings Cross.

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

Alternative 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.

Stansted Citylink London Victoria - Stansted Airport Bus

Stansted Citylink operate direct non-stop airport services 24x7, 7 days a week between Stansted Airport and London Victoria. Services that run in the early hours of the morning run via Kings Cross.

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 Victoria is behind (south) of Victoria Rail and Underground Station where there are lots of scheduled coaches departing locally, nationally and to European countries.

Stansted Citylink Frequencies & Operating Times

Stansted Citylink operate a full 24x7 schedule with frequencies around one schedule every 30 minutes..

Scheduled journey time is 90 minutes, though traffic congestion at busy times may well delay.

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 2016


Standard Adult Fare



Stansted Express - Liverpool Street



Stansted Express Web Duo - (2 people)



National Express - Stratford

£6-£10 †*

£10-£14 †*

National Express - Liverpool Street

£6-£10 †*

£12-£14 †*

National Express - Victoria via Waterloo

£5-£12 †*

£10-£18 †*

National Express - Marble Arch /Portman Square/Paddington

£5-£12 †*

£10-£18 †*

Stansted Citylink - Kings Cross/St Pamcras



* 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.

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