National Express boosts Stansted connnections

National Express is making it easier to travel to Stansted Airport with new routes adding almost 5,000 extra seats a day.     

The new services, which launch today, will for the first time see the UK’s largest coach operator serve Stansted from new stops at Paddington, Waterloo and Southwark.

The news is likely to be particularly welcomed by travellers journeying to Stansted from areas south of the River Thames – which have traditionally faced a lack of direct public transport links to the airport.

Additionally, stops at Golders Green, Marble Arch, Baker Street and Victoria Coach Station will also all benefit from increased frequency services with some journey times slashed by up to twenty minutes.

The move, which takes the number of locations directly serving to Stansted to 18, significantly strengthens National Express’ presence at Stansted Airport.

Andrew Cowan, Stansted’s divisional CEO, said: “We’re delighted National Express is launching new routes to Paddington and Waterloo stations as well as now serving Southwark, building on its long and successful relationship with Stansted. These services provide passengers with even more affordable and convenient options for accessing the airport, especially those travelling from areas that traditionally haven’t been well served and cements Stansted’s position as the number one major UK airport for public transport.”

Fares start at £5 one-way.

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