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How to get from Stansted Airport to Heathrow Airport:

Number one option for travel between Stansted Airport and Heathrow 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 the Stansted to Heathrow connection. All have onboard WC. Tickets can be bought at the airport.
Expect your coach journey to Heathrow to take between 80-125 minutes.
Cost is around from £20 single adult, £40 return
>>>Detailed information on National Express to Heathrow

Stansted Airport Station is located just beneath the terminal building where facilities are available for purchasing tickets. All services cater for special needs although you are not able to travel with a bicycle on the Stansted Express.

1: Train from Stansted Station (Stansted Express) to Liverpool Street Station. Transfer to tube. Take the Hammersmith and City Line to Paddington Station. Transfer to Heathrow Express for ride into Heathrow Airport.

Stansted to Paddington via Liverpool Street: apx from £19 (about 85 minutes)
Heathrow Express: £22 (online), £22 (ticket machine), £27 (on train) (15-23 minutes)
Total Time: approximately 100-108 minutes. Total cost around £41

2: as above but take the TFL Rail service instead which is not non-stop but is cheaper.
TFL Rail service Cost: £10.20 per adult
Total Time: approximately 108-113 minutes. Total cost around £29.20

3: Train from Stansted Station to Liverpool Street. Switch to tube and take the Central Line to Holborn Station. Switch to Piccadilly Line for ride out to Heathrow.

Stansted Express: £16.60 (apx 40 minutes)
Tube fare: Cash: £6 per adult (£3 11-15 yrs), Contactless £5.10 peak, £3.10 off-peak (apx 75 minutes)
Total Time: approximately 115 minutes. Total cash cost from £22.60
Up to £2.90 cheaper when using a contactless payment for the tube.

Cheapest Option
There is a cheaper but longer option for Stansted to Heathrow which may be of interest if your on a very strict budget. You can take the EasyBus coach service into Victoria station (or Baker Street) in central London and then take the London tube out to Heathrow airport (requires change of trains). Easybus fares from £1.95- £12depending on when and how far in advance you book.
Expect your total journey to take around 2 to 3 hours. Total cost is around £7 - £18 depending on how early you book with easybus for a standard single fare.
Up to £2.90 cheaper when using a contactless payment for the tube.


>>>tube fares

Stansted to Heathrow by Road:
Journey is best travelled via the M11/M25/M4.
Leave Stansted and pickup the M11 southbound towards London. After around 14 miles you will pickup the M25 Northbound Anticlockwise section towards Heathrow and the A1. Stay on the M25 for around 44 miles and come off at the M4 Eastbound section towards Heathrow Airport.  Heathrow is off the first junction and is well sign posted. You can take this route for terminal 4 or stay on the M25 till the next junction which is signposted for terminal 4.

Expect your journey by car/taxi/minicab to take 40-80 minutes.
Expect your coach journey to Heathrow Airport to take 80-120 minutes.
The distance from Stansted Airport to Heathrow Airport is 64.8 miles/104.3 km via the M25 or 42.1 miles/67.8 km in a straight line.

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