Directions from King's Cross Station to Stansted Airport

Getting from King’s Cross Station to Stansted Airport couldn’t be easier with the Stansted Citylink Express service. The non-stop bus arrives at the airport in an hour and 15 minutes, making travel from London city centre quick and efficient.


Getting from King’s Cross to Stansted

  1. From King’s Cross Underground station, follow the signs to exit onto Euston Road.
  2. Turn left and enter St. Pancras International Station, which will be on the right.
  3. Walk straight ahead until you reach the shop called Dune.
  4. Turn left and exit straight ahead onto Midland Road.
  5. Turn right and walk a few metres to Bus Stop S.
  6. Board the Stansted Citylink Bus and arrive at Stansted Airport an hour and 15 minutes later.

Transport Links from King’s Cross Station

There are lots of transport options from King’s Cross. The underground lines Circle, Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria operate from King’s Cross station and connect with locations in central London. Overground trains assist travelling to greater London, and inter-city trains also run all over the UK. Of course, buses and taxis are readily available outside the station building also.

The Eurostar service operates from King’s Cross St. Pancras, connecting London with Paris, Brussels and mainland Europe and multiple inter-city trains operate to major cities in the UK, including Leeds, Edinburgh, York and Cambridge.


Things To Do In King’s Cross

There are lots of cafés, bars and restaurants available within the station building and close-by, ranging from international plates such as Spanish, Japanese and Greek to traditional British fare. Relax with a coffee or a meal while you wait for your transfer from King’s Cross to Stansted airport or elsewhere in London, or browse the variety of shopping options also on offer in the area.


Those looking for a hit of culture won’t be disappointed with what’s on offer in the surrounds of King’s Cross. Galleries such as the Gagosian Gallery sells contemporary art and is known to exhibit heavy-hitters from the art world such as Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Jackson Pollock. The British Library is right next door to King’s Cross St. Pancras for booklovers and history fanatics may enjoy the Foundling Museum or London Museum, also located close by.


From King’s Cross Station to Stansted Airport

If arriving at King’s Cross Underground station, follow the signs to the exit at Euston Road. Cross over the road and turn left, continuing to the entrance of King’s Cross St. Pancras International Station, which will be on the right. Walk straight upon entering the station until you reach the Dune shop and then turn left. Take the exit to Midland Road, which will be straight ahead of you. Turn right when you are outside and walk a few metres, where you will find Bus Stop S.


Board the Stansted Citylink bus that departs here from King’s Cross to Stansted Airport. Services operate every half hour between 02:30 and 23:30. Free Wi-Fi on board, comfortable seats and helpful staff will add to the comfort of your journey.


Flexible Bus Prices from King’s Cross to Stansted

You may purchase tickets on the bus or at the bus station at the airport. You can, however, make a significant saving by purchasing your ticket for King’s Cross to Stansted online. If you purchase a flexible ticket, there is no additional charge for travelling on a service that departs earlier or later. Unlike other companies, our flexible policy doesn’t carry an extra charge and your ticket can be redeemed with the 24-hour period indicated on your ticket, ensuring your peace of mind.

TypePrice (from)
Adult Single£5.00
Adult Return£8.00
Child Single£4.00
Child Return£8.00

 Other destinations in Central London

If you’re travelling to the airport from elsewhere in London, you may want to check out our other guides, such as Watford to Stansted. Euston to Stansted and Paddington to Stansted routes are also easy to follow and the stations are ideal gateways to travel further around London or the UK. Travelling in the opposite direction? Check out how to get from Stansted Airport to King's Cross Station.