London Stansted: Late Night Escape Plan

Photo courtesy of Jaypeg
Photo courtesy of Jaypeg

If you’re anything like us, you’ve taken your fair share of late-night budget flights into London Stansted, that hub of hubs motoring Ryanair’s route map. For those traveling into London post-flight, here’s a quick guide to escape from Stansted.

Stansted Express runs its last train to the Liverpool Street station at midnight Tuesday through Thursday and 12:30 a.m. Friday through Monday. Service begins at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday to Thursday and at 6:00 a.m. Friday through Monday.

National Express operates shuttle service to Victoria Station around the clock every ten minutes. The 90-minute trip costs £10 one way and £17 roundtrip. Children ages 3-15 travel at half-fare.

The Terravision Express Shuttle travels to both Victoria Station and Liverpool Street, departing every 30 minutes. Adult fare is £7, and children travel at half-fare. Tickets must be booked 24 hours in advance of travel.

As we reported back in February, easyBus is slated to provide shuttle service from Stansted to London in June for £7 one way. Booking online will bump your fare down to £2.

About the author

TJ developed a taste for travel while living (and ostensibly) studying in Rome. He soon began catching bargain-basement Ryanair flights to various European destinations, where he would immediately scope out the dodgiest bar upon arrival. (He also saw some art along the way.) After returning to SUNY Albany, he developed an independent study in travel writing, which was mostly an excuse to drive cross-country. The 7200 mile trip, made in 11 days with two friends in a very small red car, culminated in a collection of essays called MOVE!, which he describes as incredibly self-indulgent and quite un-publishable. After moving to Manhattan, he found his way to EuroCheapo and has spent most of his time writing reviews for the New York City listings.
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