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Luton to Stansted - Inter-Airport direct bus service

Luton to Stansted & Stansted to Luton by bus - timetables, fares & online booking


Only National Express provides direct inter airport coach service between Luton Airport and Stansted Airport (Luton to Stansted).There is no other coach or train operator, which offers similar shuttle service between these airports. National Express offers up to two coaches an hour  (about 25 services) per day in each direction. Coaches that serve this route are not intended to serve the route from Stansted to Luton only, the coaches run on larger distances and both airports are only intermediate stops. Most of the services begin their journey at one of the UKs’ cities or towns, however, on the route between Stansted and Luton they stop at these stops (see table below). The National Express direct coach lines between Luton Airport and Stansted Airport are 737 and 777. National Express’ coaches that shuttles between these two airports use two routes: through Hitchin and Stevenage, or through Hatfield or Herford. There are also few indirect routes between these airports, which require connecting at London’s Victoria Coach Station (but during nights only). The National Express Bus/Coach Shuttle mostly reaches to all terminals at both airports. Travelling between airports with National Express takes 80 to 90 minutes.

Luton to Stansted National ExpressNational Express direct bus from Luton to Stansted Airport

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National Express coaches are high-class vehicles, equipped with toilet, air conditioning, reclining seats and radio. This carrier puts the safety and comfort of passengers in the first place, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. National Express uses modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom.

Everyone arriving at Stansted Airpot or Luton Airport may use the carriers’ services, regardless of the type of air operators. National Express services can also be used by your family, friends and colleagues who want to greet you or say goodbye to you at the airport.

Please double-check coach times for your dates of travel at nationalexpress.com


Timetables and fares...

Luton to Stansted by National Express Inter-Airport service 737 bus

Timetable Departures
National Express service number 737 737 737 737 737 737 737 737
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation - - - - - - - 1
LUTON AIRPORT, Bus Stn.
Dep. 2:50 6:20 8:55 11:15 13:45 16:15 18:35 20:30
HATFIELD, The Galleria
Dep. 3:20 7:00 9:35 11:50 14:20 16:50 19:10 21:05
STANSTED AIRPORT, Coach Station
Arr. 4:10 7:50 10:30 12:45 15:15 17:45 20:00 21:55

Stansted to Luton by National Express Inter-Airport service 737 bus

Timetable Departures
National Express service number 737 737 737 737 737 737 737 737
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation 2 - - - - - - -
STANSTED AIRPORT, Coach Station Dep. 0:45 6:15z 9:15 11:45 13:55 16:15g 18:45 21:15
HATFIELD, The Galleria Dep. 1:25 7:15v 10:05 12:35 14:55 17:15 19:35 21:55
LUTON AIRPORT, Bus Stn. Arr. 2:05 8:05x 10:50 13:20 15:25 18:05 20:20 22:35

1 = Does not operate 24 December.
2 = Does not operate 26 December.
g = Operates 15 minutes later Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays (also 28 - 30 December).
v = Operates 35 minutes later Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays (also 28 - 30 December).
x = Operates 30 minutes later Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays (also 28 - 30 December).
z = Operates 45 minutes later Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays (also 28 - 30 December).

Bus and coach boarding points

LUTON AIRPORT, Bus Station, o/s Terminal
HATFIELD, The Galleria, Stop E, Cavendish Way
STANSTED AIRPORT, Coach Station, Bay 20

Luton Airport - Departures and arrivals from bays 4, 5 & 6, located at the bus station in front of the terminal building.

Stansted Airport - Stansted Airport's bus and coach station is opposite the main terminal entrance.

Prices for online tickets

Luton to Stansted Airport by NX737
Adult Youth/Senior Child BOOK NOW
Single Return Single Return Single Return
Luton to Stansted
£14.10 £27.20 £11.30 £21.80 £7.10 £13.60 Luton to Stansted
Stansted to Luton
£14.10 £27.20 £11.30 £21.80 £7.10 £13.60 Stansted to Luton
  • Age categories: Children: 3-15 years, Seniors: 60+ years. Children aged under 3 travel free.
  • Price is reduced when travelling from stops closer to the airport.

Timetables and fares...

Luton to Stansted by National Express Inter-Airport service 777 bus

Timetable Departures
National Express service number 777 777 777 777 777 777 777 777 777 777
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation - - - - - - - - - 2
LUTON AIRPORT, Bus Stn.
Dep. 4:20 6:20 8:00g 10:10 11:55 13:25 14:55 16:25 18:25h 21:05
HITCHIN, St. Mary's Square Dep. 4:40 6:40 8:25a 10:30 12:15 13:45 15:15 16:45 18:45h 21:25
STEVENAGE, Danestrete Dep. 4:55 6:55 8:45b 10:45 12:30 14:00 15:30 17:00 19:00h 21:40
STANDON, Kents Lane
Dep. 5:20 7:20 9:15 11:10 12:55 14:25 15:55 17:25 19:25h 22:05
STANSTED AIRPORT, Coach Station
Arr. 5:50 7:50 9:45 11:40 13:25 14:55 16:25 17:55 19:55h 22:35

Stansted to Luton by National Express Inter-Airport service 777 bus

Timetable Departures
National Express service number 777 777 777 777 777 777 777 777 777 777
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation 2 - - - - - - - - -
STANSTED AIRPORT, Coach Station Dep. 6:00g 7:30g 9:15 11:15 13:00 14:45 16:15 17:45 19:30 21:30
STANDON, Standon Hill
Dep. 6:20g 7:50g 9:35 11:35 13:20 15:05 16:35 18:05 19:45 21:45
STEVENAGE, Danestrete Dep. 6:50g 8:25a 10:05 12:05 13:50 15:35 17:05 18:35 20:15 22:15
HITCHIN, St. Mary's Square Dep. 7:05g 8:45b 10:20 12:20
14:05 15:50 17:20 18:50 20:30 22:30
LUTON AIRPORT, Bus Stn. Arr. 7:25g 9:10 10:40 12:40 14:25 16:10 17:40 19:10 20:50 22:50

1 = Does not operate 26 December.
2 = Does not operate 24 December.
a = Operates 10 minutes later on Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holidays & 28 - 30 December.
b = Operates 5 minutes later on Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holidays & 28 - 30 December.
g = Operates 15 minutes later on Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holidays & 28 - 30 December.
h = Operates 15 minutes later Mondays to Fridays (except Bank Holidays & 28 - 30 December).

Bus and coach boarding points

LUTON AIRPORT, Bus Station, o/s Terminal
HITCHIN, opposite St Mary’s Square, Stop M (to Stansted)
HITCHIN, St Mary’s Square, Stop L (from Stansted)
STEVENAGE, Danestrete, Stop K
STANDON, Kents Lane, near junction South Road (to Stansted)
STANDON, Standon Hill, opposite junction South Road (from Stansted)
STANSTED AIRPORT, Coach Station, Bay 19

Luton Airport - Departures and arrivals from bays 4, 5 & 6, located at the bus station in front of the terminal building.

Stansted Airport - Stansted Airport's bus and coach station is opposite the main terminal entrance.

Prices for online tickets

Luton to Stansted Airport by NX777
Adult Youth/Senior Child BOOK NOW
Single Return Single Return Single Return
Luton to Stansted
£14.20 £22.80 £11.40 £18.20 £7.10 £11.40 Luton to Stansted
Stansted to Luton
£14.20 £22.80 £11.40 £18.20 £7.10 £11.40 Stansted to Luton
  • Age categories: Children: 3-15 years, Seniors: 60+ years. Children aged under 3 travel free.
  • Price is reduced when travelling from stops closer to the airport

How to buy tickets online for travel from Luton to Stansted?

To purchase tickets online you can do it directly at the Europebus’s home page using a journey planner provided. You can also do it on the National Express website. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. One-way „Standard” travel ticket from Stansted to Luton costs about £14, Discounted tickets are also available for youths, children and seniors. Early booking is highly recommended, because the National Express’s route between Luton Airport and Stansted Airport is very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days. Buy ticket online

What if my flight is delayed?

National Express tries to be helpful in such situations. If a passenger is late for the coach service from Stansted or Luton, National Express drivers will allow passengers to use the next connection. It is not mandatory, the driver has no obligation to do so if the coach has no free seats. In the case when a passenger is delayed and the driver will not allow to enter the coach, passenger should go to the National Express’s service center and explain the situation. Ticket for the connection will be changed by the agent. It is possible that a fee will be collected.

Carriage of luggage and bikes

The coach driver will load and unload customers’ luggage but customers are responsible for seeing their own luggage onto and off the coach on which they are travelling.
Each customer has a free luggage allowance of two medium sized suitcases, weighing no more than 20 kilograms each and 1 piece of hand luggage, which must be located on the shelf above your head or under the passenger seat.

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Of course you can take a bike but... In a bike bag as carry-on luggage, semi-dismantled, free of charge. You can take a bicycle with you as carry-on luggage free of charge on any coach, if you put it in a zip-up 'bike bag', with wheels and pedals removed and handlebars turned. Bike bags are available from most cycle shops, for example www.wiggle.co.uk

Overview of alternative transports between Stansted Airport and Luton Airport

To/From Stansted Airport to Luton Airport by taxi / cab...

Taxis/cabs are a safe way of travelling between Stansted Airport and Luton Airport. You can travel alone or in groups. It’s possible to book a taxi service online.

Provider & online bookings Travel time Single
Return
Something you should know about...
HolidayTaxis.com up to 80mins POA POA Private taxis, group minibuses, low-cost shuttles
ResortHoppa.com up to 80mins POA POA Private taxis, group minibuses, low-cost shuttle

To/From Stansted Airport to/from Luton Airport by rented car...

If you need a car, please use the information provided on the Rent a car page. There you can rent a car online with proven rental agency located throughout the United Kingdom & Europe. You'll save money because you don't have to pay commission to the agent. Car hire online

Travel insurance

The best way to protect against unexpected accidents is to buy travel insurance. In my opinion, that the journey was stress-free, you should never travel without travel insurance. You can insure your journey with National Express, it’s possible directly on the National Express website, during ticket purchase.
You can also insure individual with another insurer. This will be the insurance that will apply during the journey and while in a foreign country. The insurance should cover: loss of cash and goods, cancellation of travel and the main treatment abroad. If you travel several times a year and want to save money, you may want to buy an annual insurance policy. Click here to buy an insurance.

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