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megabus coach by London Eye

megabus partners with Airport Bus Express to offer easy and convenient new transfers between central London and Stansted Airport

  • Convenient, easy and affordable transfers between Stansted Airport and central London 
  • Travel priced from as little as £7 in advance to one of the UK’s largest airports  
  • Services run 24 hours a day, making flights more accessible at Stansted


As holidaymakers and frequent flyers begin to head to the airport again, megabus, the UK’s market-leading intercity coach operator, have partnered with Airport Bus Express (ABE) to offer a convenient, affordable, and sustainable way to travel between Stansted Airport and Stratford City Bus Station in London.  


Many customers across Wales, Scotland and England already enjoy the benefits of megabus inter-city coach services with a 25% increase in passenger numbers since the beginning of the summer holidays. This new addition to the network will help people across the country to more easily connect to Stansted Airport for onward travel.   


ABE is part of Autostradale Group; offers Stansted services to and from other London locations. Customers using these services will be able to transfer in London for onward travel throughout the UK.  


Direct transfers between London Stratford and Stansted Airport start from as little as £7 and run throughout the night, meaning those early morning and late night flights are just as accessible as flights during the day. 


In an innovative move, megabus is also selling tickets for ABE's coach services in Italy, allowing customers to buy connections both between London and Stansted and between Milan's three Airports (Malpensa, Linate, and Bergamo Orio) and Milan Central Station creating a one stop shop for customers travelling between London and Italy to make travel as simple as possible.  


Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at 


Mark Venables, Managing Director for megabus in the UK said; "People are increasingly confident about travel and even those who have managed to get away already seem to want to travel again. Demand has grown steadily over the summer within the UK and our airport services are becoming more popular each week. It makes complete sense that we offer travellers an easy way of booking tickets to and from Stansted and from the start of 2022, linking up ABE's services with the rest of our network will put Stansted within even easier reach for millions. It is a pleasure to partner with ABE and Stansted Airport to offer a sustainable and affordable way of getting to and from Stansted and Milan airports. 


Alberto Bartalozzi, Managing Director for Airport Bus Express (ABE) said; " It is a pleasure to partner with megabus; we hope this agreement represents the first step of a long collaboration. Our goal is to ease the way of travelling to and from Stansted Airport, having the advantage to provide passenger transportation and tourism services to all passengers heading to the most interesting parts of Italy, relying on the experience of a 100 years’ old company, based in the heart of Milan City.”

Steve Mills, London Stansted’s Surface Access Manager for MAG (owners of Stansted Airport) said; “We welcome the announcement of this new partnership between megabus and ABE, which will provide a broader range of onward transport options for our passengers. It will offer an affordable and sustainable service for those wishing to travel from our airport directly into the heart of London, and vice versa. We expect it to prove highly popular.”


About megabus UK 


megabus UK is the market-leading value coach operator in England, Scotland and Wales, with the aim of making travel simple for customers.  


It is part of Stagecoach Group, the transport group that offers greener, smarter travel at great value prices. The megabus service, which was first launched in the UK in 2003, offers great value fares across the country. Linking 90 locations and offering high-quality travel in some of the country's most modern coaches, megabus carries more than 4 million passengers a year. 


The new service will offer links from Stansted Airport to dozens of major cities with over 100 stops including in London connecting at Victoria Coach station.


Prices start at £7 for a single journey when purchased 4 weeks in advance.


Tickets require a £1 booking fee to be paid at the time of booking.