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Bus and Coaches
London buses do not operate from Stansted which is outside London in Essex.
The coach station is located below between Zone C and D of the Short Stay Car Park. This is actually below the level of the terminal although its still an open air car park and coach station. Access to the terminal is via ramp and walkway. In the main terminal is a coach ticket desk open 6 am till 01.00 am and you can also buy tickets in the coach station itself 24/7. Tickets can also bought on the coaches themselves. Not all services are wheelchair accessible to its best to check this out before you travel if this will be a requirement.

For London services see the transfer to London section.

Several companies run services from Stansted including:

National Express: Services into London and out to the rest of the UK. UK routes include:
Other destinations may require changing at Victoria Station in London
717 - Cambridge,
727 -  Thetford, Norwich, every two hours direct.
737 - Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe, Oxford, every 2 hours
757 -  to Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe and Oxford every two hours.
767 - Nottingham, Leicester, Luton,  every 2-3 hours
777 - to Luton, Milton Keynes, Coventry and Birmingham. Up to every two hours.
797 -  to Heathrow, Gatwick and Brighton every two hours.

They also run a service called Airdirect - Express service, which runs to Ipswich every two hours in luxury coaches. Journey time -75 minutes.
read more about National express, check routes and timetables click here

First (Great Western) run these bus routes from Stansted:
X30 Stansted Air Coach - to Southend in Essex
route: Barnston Church School > Chelmsford Rail Station > Rayleigh Rail Station > Eastwood Kent Elms Corner > Southend Victoria Circus > Southend Central Bus Station >
42A to Chelmsford and galleywood
route: Takeley Four Ashes > Priors Green > Great Dunmow High Street > Barnston Church School > Warners Farm > Great Waltham War Memorial > BROOMFIELD HOSPITAL > Chelmer Valley School > Broomfield The Angel > Broomfield Road Skerry Rise > Chelmsford Rail Station > Chelmsford Bus Station > Wood Street Tesco > Goshawk Drive > Beehive Lane, Chelmer Park > GALLEYWOOD Barnard Rd West Lawn
for First  coaches timetable information click here

Airport by Bus - SXConnect
sx connect 133 - to Colchester
route: Takley Four Ashes > Great Dunmow > Little Dunmow > Felsted > Rayne Braintree Bus Park, stand C > Braintree, Coggeshall Rd, Kings P > Bradwell, The Swan > Marks Tey, near rail station > Colchester, North Station, forecourt > Colchester, bus station > Colchester, bus station stand 1 > University of Essex, Valley Road
sx connects website

Arriva run the following bus services from Stansted
510: to Bishops Stortford, Sawbridgeworth and Harlow. 30 minute at intervals Mon - Sat. Hour intervals on Sundays. 04:12 till 00:15.
For Arriva bus timetables click here

Local Buses
5 (Village Link Route): Saffron Walden - Thaxted - Stansted Airport - Hatfield Broad Oak - Bishops Stortford
7/7a (Village Link Route): to Stansted Mountfitchet
TGM 308 to Heath Row - Bishops Stortford - Thorley - St Michaels Mead (peak hours only) - Bishops Park. From 5.50 till 22.30 at intervals of 30 to 60 minutes.
Unobus 700 to Baldock via Bishops Stortford, Letchworth and Hitchin.
unobus timetable

510: to harlow

Unobus 700: Baldock > Market Place > Pembroke Road > Cumberlow Green, Farm (Adj) > Cottered, Stocking Hill (Adj) > Cottered, The Bull PH (Adj) > Buttermilk Farm (Opp) > Buntingford, Greenways (Adj) > Buntingford, The Crown Inn (Opp) > Buntingford, Aspenden Road (Opp) > Buntingford, Kingfisher Park (Opp) > A10, Westmill Turn (Opp) > Puckeridge, White Hart PH (Adj) > Puckeridge, The Crown & Falcon PH (Adj) > Standon, Chapel Hall (Adj) > Standon, Recreation Ground (Opp) > Standon, Heron Restaurant (Opp) > Little Hadham, Albury Road (Adj) > Bishops Stortford > Round Copice > Stansted Airport, Coach Station (21)

Stansted Flyer
Door to door coach service that operates every day except Christmas Day.
Connects to Ilford and Havering, Basildon and Southend, Rayleigh and Brentwood, Chingford and Loughton
phone 0871 666 1757

Shared bus service to Cambridgeshire (Part), Bedfordshire (Part), East London (Part), Essex, Hertfordshire, North London, (Part) and Suffolk

For more specific bus and coach information see the appropriate airport transfer section from the menu on the left of this page.
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