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How to get from Gatwick Airport to Stansted Airport :
There are two main ways to travel from Gatwick Airport to Stansted Airport by
train. You can obtain a though ticket for the whole journey but that wont cover
the Gatwick Express or Stansted Express which make less stops and so are
Through ticket route
Take the southern railways train into Victoria station. Transfer onto the tube
Victoria line and take the train to Tottenham Hale Station or circle line to
Liverpool Street. Transfer onto the mainline train
out to Stansted Airport.
When booked as one trip this costs from around
one-way adult fare and takes around 115-120 minutes.
Gatwick Express train
Option 2: Take the Gatwick Express into Victoria station and complete the
journey using the mainline service. The advantage here is that the Gatwick
Express is non-stop so saving time over the mainline service which makes stops on
route. The disadvantage is you need to pay twice for the two different services
needed for the whole journey.
Gatwick Express Costs
£19.90 (£17.80 online)
Takes around 30 minutes.
Victoria to Gatwick Airport with a change at Tottenham hale:
Journey time is around 70 minutes.
Option 1: Normally from around
turn up off peak cost and takes about 120 minutes.
Option 2: Total cost normally from £36.80 (advance and online
purchases) to £38.90 (on the day purchases) and takes around 110 minutes with the transfer between services.
Clearly option 2 is quicker and cheaper but more hassle dealing with separate
National Express run services up to 26 times a day between Gatwick (both
terminals) and Stansted. All coaches
have a WC onboard. Coaches run between 3.40 and 21.00.
717 - stops at Heathrow (central bus station and terminal 5) and Hatfield on route
727 - makes stops at Heathrow terminal 5 and Central Bus station, Honey
Lane (opposite Marriott Hotel), Waltham Abbey and terminates at Gatwick
797 - stops at Heathrow Airport terminal 5
Expect your journey to take between 160 and 220
minutes and cost around
from £33.70 one way (£21 with one coach change), £40.90 return
Express Gatwick to Stansted Detailed Information
Train+Coach allowing stop over at central London
This journey can also be travelled using a combination of coach and train. The
benefit of this option is that it can be cheaper than using the train or coach
options alone and allows for a quick visit or overnight stay in London if your
itinerary allows or requires.
From Gatwick take the the southern railways service or the more expensive
Gatwick express train into Victoria Station (30-40 minutes).
From Victoria coach station which is adjacent to the train station take The
National Express coach service out to Stansted airport which runs 24 hours
Expect your coach journey to cost
from £8 .
Train from Gatwick to Victoria:
£15.70 for an adult standard single (advance fares from as little as £12)
Gatwick Express which is quicker costs
£19.90 (£17.80 online)
Cheapest Option and Allows stop in central London
If your on a tight budget you can take the National Express Coach to Victoria
Coach station (75-95 minutes) and then transfer onto the coach for Stansted
Expect your journey to take between 160 and 220 minutes (plus transfer time) and cost around £13.
Coach from Gatwick to Victoria:
Coach from Victoria to Stansted:
around £13 (from £5 advance, off peak).
MiniCab and Private Hire Vehicle:
Prices vary considerably between companies, expect for a normal saloon car to
£95 to £130
Travel by road is best travelled via the M25. Leave Gatwick Airport
and follow the signs for the M23/M25 North towards London. From the
North Terminal head towards the South Terminal and then pick up the
M23/M25 signs. Travel for around 10 miles Northbound on the M23 towards
London and the M25. Pick up the M25 anti-clockwise towards Dartford/M11
and stay on the M25 for around 42 miles. Come off at the M11 and head
North towards Stansted which will be well signposted and is just off of
You will take the Dartford Crossing/Queen Elizabeth Bridge while on the M25 and have to
pay a toll (currently
£2.50 for a normal car
) to carry on your journey.
Expect your journey by car/taxi/minicab to take 60-110 minutes.
Expect your coach journey to Gatwick airport to take 170-220 minutes.
The distance from Gatwick Airport to Stansted Airport is 72 miles/116 km via the M25 or 55 miles/89
km in a straight line.