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How to get to and from London Stansted Airport from Birmingham

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London Stansted Airport to Birmingham

With around 120 miles between Birmingham and London Stansted, the city is within easy reach of the airport. Whether you’re travelling by car, coach or train, getting to and from London Stansted Airport is super-easy.


By Train

While it may take a little longer than travelling by car, the train services between London Stansted and Birmingham New Street are regular and relatively inexpensive. There is a direct service that runs once an hour and takes around 3 hours 17 minutes to complete however there are also several alternative routes with multiple changes that can reduce the journey time to around 2 hours 45 minutes.

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By Coach

If you’re looking to keep costs low then you can also travel between London Stansted Airport and Birmingham via coach. Some services take around 4 hours to run between Birmingham Coach Station and London Stansted.

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By Car

Driving is probably the quickest way to get to and from London Stansted from Birmingham, with most journeys taking around 2 hours 30 minutes via the M6 and A14. There’s also the option to hire a car from London Stansted instead of running your own. If you have an early flight you may want to consider driving down the night before and booking a hotel as traffic around both Birmingham and London can cause severe delays.

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