How to get from
Heathrow Airport to Stansted Airport:
Number one option for travel between Heathrow Airport and Stansted
Airport is the National Express coach.
Remember that the times listed below are all journey times. As for
transferring between airports you must allow time for picking up bags
and walking over to the transport of your choice and of course the
check-in times at the destination airport. In general this would be
around 75 minutes from landing and at least an hours check-in time at
the destination airport.
National Express have 3 buses making this connection to Stansted
from Heathrow. All have onboard WC. Tickets can be bought at the
airport. Note that you should be looking for the bus number and not
the destination on the information screen in the coach itself as the
Heathrow and Stansted stops are just part of much longer routes for the
They operate up 28 times daily from 03.00 till 23.15
717 via Hatfield
727 via Waltham Abbey
797 via Waltham Abbey
Expect your coach journey to Heathrow to take between 80-120
Cost is around
from £20 single adult, £40 return
Transfer from terminals 4 and 5 can be up to 20 minutes longer. They
are on the opposite side to the central Bus station which serves
terminals 2, and 3.
information on National Express to Stansted
Heathrow is not directly connected to the mainline rail
network. Using the train is really only an option if you wish to combine
the journey with a stop or stay in London.
There are four main options if you wish to make the journey by train
but whether or not these are realistic options is debatable. They
offer no benefit over coach transfers in terms of time or cost. They
all involve at least 3 changes of connection. Also note that you
cannot get directly onto the
from terminal 4.
1: Take the Heathrow Express into Paddington Station. Transfer to
the tube and take the Hammersmith and City Line out to Liverpool
Street Station. Take the
out to Stansted Airport.
£22 (online), £22 (ticket machine), £27 (on train) (15-23 minutes)
Paddington to Stansted via Liverpool Street:
from £19 (about 85 minutes)
Time: approximately 100-108 minutes. cost around £41
2: as above but take the TFL Rail service instead of the Heathrow
Express. The Connect service is not non-stop but is cheaper.
TFL Rail service Cost:
£10.20 per adult
Time: approximately 108-113 minutes. Total cost
3: Take the tube into London on the Piccadilly Line. Change at
Holborn Station onto the Central Line and travel to Liverpool Street
Station. Take the Stansted Express out to the airport.
Cash: £6 per adult (£3 11-15 yrs), Contactless £5.10 peak, £3.10 off-peak (apx 75 minutes)
£16.60 (apx 40 minutes)
Time: approximately 115 minutes. Cost from �22.60
Transfers between Heathrow and Stansted Airport by road are via the
On leaving Heathrow again pickup the West bound section of the M4 at
Junction 4 and then join the M25 Northbound Clockwise section at its
junction 15. Leave the M25 at its junction 27 and pickup the M11
motorway Northbound. You will travel around 20 miles on the M11.
Again the journey will be well sign posted.
You can take the tube into Victoria (requires change at Hammersmith from
the Piccadilly line to the District line) or Baker Street (change at
Gloucester Road) and then take an easybus out to Stansted airport. The
advantage of the easybus service is that if you book early enough you
can get fares from £2. This option could also be of interest if you
looking to stay in London overnight or longer before making the trip out
to Stansted airport.
Expect your total journey to take around 2 to 3
hours. Total cost of journey is around £8 - £18 depending on how early you book for a
standard single fare.
A London black cab will cost around
However the destination is
more than 20 miles from the airport which means they can refuse the job
or negotiate a different fare (basically you can haggle).
A private hire minicab will cost around
Expect your journey by car/taxi/minicab to take 40-80 minutes.
Expect your coach journey to Stansted Airport to take 80-120 minutes.
The distance from Heathrow Airport to Stansted
Airport is 64.8 miles/104.3 km via the M25 or
miles/67.8 km in a straight line.