National Express Stansted Stratford Coach

Coach Service Between Stansted Airport & Stratford Station

 Is  The National Express Stansted to Stratford The Right Airport Bus Service For You?

This is a direct service between Stansted airport & Stratford Station in London. The bus services are often the cheapest way to get to Stansted airport & Stratford. Stratford Station is a transport hub, the London Underground, regional & internation trains depart here. 


National Express Stansted Stratford Timetable & Journey Duration 

The National Express Stratford Bus Service broadly run every 30 minutes through the night and every 15-20 minutes during the day, 7 days a week. Find more information about National Express Stansted & Stratford timetable

Journey time is scheduled to be approximately 45 minutes


 National Express Tickets 

The cheapest tickets are on-line in advance from the National Express Website



Funfare Tickets

The cheapest National Express tickets to Stansted are online only and called “funfares” and do not allow any changes of any kind.

Amendable Not Refundable Tickets

If you buy a return ticket, even the cheapest ticket may well be called “Amendable Not Refundable”.  This ticket is not refundable but the journey date and time can be changed prior to the departure date and time. Non-refundable ar usually the cheapest National Express tickets

Amendable and Refundable

The last option is to purchase a fully flexible fare which again you pay a supplement for. In order to claim a refund, you must cancel your ticket at least 72 hours in advance and fees apply.

Group Discount (For 3 people or more)

If you're travelling on the National Express services in a group of four or more, you can obtain 25% off passenger one-way fares. You must book 3 days in advance for this.

National Express Stansted Luggage Allowance

You can carry two medium-sized suitcases - weighing up to 20kg (44 lbs) each - plus one small piece of hand luggage per person. Drivers loading the baggage do not weigh bags. If you have excess luggage using an Uber is highly recommended

Stansted & Stratford Boarding Points

Boarding at Stansted Airport

To find the Stansted Airport boarding point for the National Express.

 When you come out of the customs area, just look up and follow the follow the  signs downstairs you will see a large area for bus parking. 

Boarding at Stratford Station

At Stratford Underground / Rail Station the bus boards right outside the train station. There are clear signs and maps locally on the ground at the station so it is easy to find.

London Stratford – Stop L, Great Eastern Rd, Stratford, E15 (outside Stratford tube/train station)

National Express Stansted Route Map

National Express Lost Property

National Express lost property is held onto and charged per item on worth. See the pricing for National Express lost property below.


  • £5 charge for items worth £20 or less
  • £10 charge for items worth between £20 and £50
  • £20 charge for items worth £50 or more

If you have lost or left an item behind, contact the Lost Property Team.

National Express Ticket Office Stansted Airport

National Express Ticket Office is a 5 mins walk from the terminal. 


Coach Station, Stansted Airport, Essex CM24 1RW

Opening hours

Station: 24 hours

Ticket office: 24 hours

Ticket machines available: 24 hours

For more information National Express Ticket Office