Travellers visiting London or using a plane from Stansted to escape the city for a few days have all reason to celebrate. Last Monday, the coach company has launched additional bus connections to and from Stansted Airport. “Getting to and from the airport needn’t be a hassle – we’re delighted to be making it even easier for people to get to Stansted with the addition of five thousand straight-to-the-terminal seats daily,” claims Tom Stables, Managing Director at National Express UK Coach.
First direct coach link from Southbank to Stansted Airport
The best news about the additional National Express connections is that there is now a direct link from London’s Southbank to the airport in the north east of London. From now on National Express coaches will also serve bus stops at Waterloo Railway Station and in Southwark. So far, whoever wanted to get to Stansted Airport from south of the River Thames first had to take the tube or a bus to get to Victoria Coach Station or to Liverpool Street Station. Tickets for the new as well as all of the existing coach connections from London to London Stansted Airport start at £5 one-way.
National Express Coach vs. Stansted Express Train: How to get from Stansted Airport to Central London
|National Express||Stansted Express|
|Journey Time*||1 hour||about 50 minutes
|Service Times||24 hour service||No trains between 23:35/00:30 and 3:40/5:00**|
|Cheapest Regular Ticket||£5
|Number of Drop-Off Spots in London||18||2|
*From Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street Station
**Depends on the day of the week
In addition to launching new destinations from Stansted Airport, National Express has also added new departure times for existing stops. For instance, there’s more daily trips to the airport from London Victoria Coach Station and Golders Green. All in all the vast amount of low-cost coach connections from London to London Stansted Airport both cements the airport’s reputation as one of the best connected airports and boosts National Express’ presence at Stansted.