How to get from Stansted Airport to London


This guide on the best options of how to get from Stansted airport to London It will help you to make the transfer to your hotel or to the city center in the most comfortable and quick way.
Stansted Airport, located 58 kilometers north of London, has a terminal where they land from low cost companies such as Ryanair or Easyjet to large companies such as British Airways.

Based on the experience of our numerous trips to this great multicultural city, in the last one we spent a month living in Notting Hill during which we wrote this travel guide to London, we show you the best ways to do the Stanted transfer to central London or to your hotel, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. We start!


The Stansted Express train, operating from 5:30 a.m. to 00:30 a.m., will take you from the same Stansted airport to London in 45 minutes for £ 19, 32 if you buy the round trip ticket.
The most central stop of the journey is Liverpool Street, located near the Brick Lane market, which has connection with the most important London subway lines such as the red (Central) and the yellow (Circle) that connects with Victoria Station, and other minor lines such as Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City.
Taking this means of transport, which has a frequency of 15 minutes, is the fastest way to get to central London from Stansted Airport.
You can book train tickets here in advance.

A good option for sleeping in London, with good communication with Stansted Airport is the Victor Hotel, a small family hotel with a good breakfast, located very close to Victoria Station.
Another hotel we recommend is the Garden Court Hotel, located in the beautiful Notting Hill neighborhood and near the Bayswater stop of the Red Line.
In this post we explain how to use the London underground in the best way.


Private transfer to go from Stansted live to London

The most comfortable way to do the Stansted airport transfer to London It is to book this private transfer.
When hiring this transfer you will have a driver waiting for you inside the terminal, raising a sign with your name, which will take you without intermediate stops to your hotel in about an hour and a half, depending on the location of the accommodation and traffic.
It is an excellent option that can be even more profitable than public transport if you are several people, having a very tight price per vehicle:

  • 8 seats: 116 euros
  • 6 seats: 105 euros
  • 4 seats: 88 euros
  • 3 seats: 83 euros


The taxi is the most expensive option to do the Stansted airport transfer to London when leaving for a minimum amount of more than 120 euros. Another option is to take Uber, which depending on the time and availability, may be cheaper than the taxi.

Once you know how to get to the hotel, you can start preparing your trip with these personalized guides according to the days you have:

If you land at another airport in the city you can check this post on how to go from Heathrow Airport to London, this one on how to go from Gatwick Airport to London or this one on how to go from Gatwick Airport to London.