Directions from Paddington Station to Stansted Airport

You can get from Paddington Station to Stansted Airport in less than two hours.


Directions from Paddington Station to Stansted Airport

  1. Enter Paddington Station from London Street.
  2. Turn left and follow the signs to the underground station.
  3. Take the Circle Line or Hammersmith & City Line to King's Cross St. Pancras underground station.
  4. Travel five stops (12-15 mins) and disembark at the sixth stop, King's Cross.
  5. Follow the signs to the exit and cross Euston Road.
  6. Turn left and enter St. Pancras International Station on the right.
  7. Walk straight ahead and take a left at Dune to the Midland Road exit.
  8. Exit the station and turn right on Midland Road.
  9. Find the Stansted Citylink Bus for Stansted Airport at Bus Stop S a short distance away.
  10. Board the bus and arrive at Stansted Airport 75 minutes later.

The Area Near Paddington Station

Paddington is a historically rich part of London with beautiful green areas to enjoy with proximity to Notting Hill and the West End. Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, popular with tourists and Londoners alike, are a short walk away. Other parks include Norfolk Square Gardens, Talbot Square Gardens and Sheldon Square, where free outdoor ping-pong, giant chess, outdoor screenings and other activities are available during the summer.


The charming Regent's Canal is another good spot to relax with a picnic and watch the boats, swans and geese on the canal. Alternatively, get on the canal itself! Take a canal boat from Little Venice to Camden for a nice excursion or you can hire a paddleboard.


Paddington Stations' Design

Paddington Station itself is a central London landmark as the prolific engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, designed it. The beautiful wrought iron and glass structure of the roof and facade were influenced by the Crystal Palace of the Great Exhibition of 1851.


A visionary of 19th century Britain, Brunel is also known for the Great Western Railway that connects London Paddington Station to Bristol and Exeter, as well as engineering numerous bridges that still stand around Great Britain. You may encounter his statue at Paddington station, as well as Temple and Brunel University in Uxbridge.


Paddington Station Services

The underground station connects with Bakerloo, Circle, District and Hammersmith Lines. There are numerous train services to west London, as well as intercity services to Southern England and Wales.


There are a number of amenities within the station, such as cafes, restaurants, bakeries, bars, a supermarket, a hotel, currency exchange and information points. Visiting the Paddington Bear Shop is a must to get some unusual last minute gifts before boarding your train.


From Paddington Station to Stansted

It’s quick and easy to travel from Paddington Station to Stansted Airport.


Upon entering Paddington Station from London street, you will see signs for the underground station on the left. Follow these signs to the underground platforms.


Both the Circle Line (yellow) and the Hammersmith & City (pink) lines will bring you directly to King's Cross Underground Station. Follow the signs for either line and enter the underground train. King's Cross St. Pancras will be the sixth stop on either line. The journey takes from 12 to 15 minutes.


Disembark at King's Cross and follow the signs to exit at street level. Cross over Euston Road and turn left. Walk a few meters and the entrance to St. Pancras International will be on your right.


Enter the station and walk straight. Turn left when you reach a shop called Dune and take the exit onto Midland Road. Turn right and after a short distance, you will find Bus Stop S.


From the Station to Stansted Airport

Board the Stansted Citylink Bus to Stansted Airport, which departs every half hour between 02:30 and 23:30. A short, comfortable journey will take you to Stansted Airport. Upon disembarking the coach, walk straight and you will see signs to direct you to the Stansted terminal building.


Other Routes

As the transport links are so comprehensive in London, there are numerous ways to get to Stansted Airport that may be more convenient, such as Euston Station to Stansted Airport. We also provide a guide to get from Watford to Stansted Airport should you find it useful. The area of Victoria is also a popular destination, so we have step by step directions catered to those looking to get from Stansted Airport to Victoria. The Camden area is popular with tourists and locals who like to wander around markets and soak up the atmosphere of one of the iconic areas of London. If you're in hurry back to the airport but want to check out the markets, be sure to consult our 5 step guide on how to get from Camden Road to Stansted Airport. Whatever your route, we hope you have a pleasant trip with us!