NatEx speeds up London/Stansted journey times

National Express has announced faster journey times to and from London, with customers able to reach London Stansted Airport in as little as 45 minutes.

The scheduled coach operator is introducing three new stops on its A8 service, calling at Tottenham Hale, Farringdon and Barbican, and Kings Cross St Pancras on a 45-minute basis.

National Express is also boosting other airport services between the capital city and London Stansted Airport, providing even more frequent coach journeys.

These changes are seeing the operator increasing journeys on services between the airport and London by nearly 25%.

“National Express plays a significant role in supporting London Stansted Airport’s phenomenal growth” – John Boughton, Commercial Director for National Express UK and Ireland

John Boughton, Commercial Director for National Express UK and Ireland, said: “In anticipation of a busy summer period, we are thrilled to be providing even faster, better connectivity between London and Stansted Airport this year, with our coaches now as frequent and virtually as fast as rail services – but at a much lower price.

“National Express plays a significant role in supporting London Stansted Airport’s phenomenal growth and their aim of being the leading airport with the highest public transport mode share, providing Stansted flyers with quick, reliable and frequent coach services to and from the capital.

“More and more people are choosing to travel with National Express as a reliable, affordable and sustainable way to get around, and we’re responding by investing in new and improved services while delivering a brilliant customer experience to give savvy customers a relaxing, comfortable journey for their summer getaways.”

The following enhanced services are now available:

  • A6 increased from 26 to 45 journeys a day between Marble Arch, Paddington, Baker Street, St Johns Wood, Finchley Road, Golders Green and London Stansted Airport
  • A7 increased from 20 to 49 journeys a day between London Victoria Coach Station, Victoria Rail Station, Waterloo, Southwark, Whitechapel, Mile End, Bow and London Stansted Airport
  • A8 sees Kings Cross St Pancras, Farringdon and Barbican, and Tottenham stops added to the journey, also serving Liverpool Street and Shoreditch
  • A9 increased from 40 to 50 journeys a day – dedicated service direct between London Stratford and London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport recently announced its busiest April ever, with record numbers passing through the airport during April 2024. And in the 12 months leading up to the end of April 2024 the airport saw a 10.8% increase in passenger numbers compared with the previous 12 month period up to April 2023.

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