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1. Posted by Will (Inactive 1 posts) 12y

Will has indicated that this thread is about United Kingdom

hey...I'm new to this, but it seems that finding cheap national coach services online is proving harder than expected. in particular, I'm trying to get from northern England to Stansted airport, preferebly on a students budget.

If any more experienced travellers have any advice, i'd be grateful for your help...and if possible any recommendations as to which companies could cater for me and their contact details.

thanks, Will (budding traveller)....

2. Posted by DevonTom (Full Member 20 posts) 12y

Well it depends where you're going from, "Northern England" isn't much help! ;)

Have you tried They're not all that cheap but they're regular and reliable, and they go to Stanstead...

You can also try the cheapo, with fares from a pound.

Alternatively, you should consider flying, as there are plenty of extremely cheap routes from the north to London, and if you fly to stanstead then that will save a lot of hassle. Try for potentially cheap flights to stanstead.

Good luck!

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 12y

Like the other respondent, all I can suggest is the National Express.

4. Posted by BeckyR (Full Member 174 posts) 12y


There is a website which details destinations by coach from Stansted, Airport, so I assume you can do the jounrey in reverse! Anyhow the destinations are detailed below and the website is . . .I have not used the wbesite before, so cannot vouch for accuracy but it does look quite good.

Thjere are some northern cities listed, but unsure what you meant by northern england, so hope it is helpful


Airport to

Attleborough (Norf)
Birmingham (City Centre)
Braintree (Town Centre)
Brighton (City Centre)
Cambridge (City Centre)
Chesham (Town Centre)
Colchester (Town Centre)
Coventry (City Centre)
Gatwick (Airport)
Great Dunmow
Hatfield (Hert)
Heathrow (Airport)
Hemel Hempstead (Town Centre)
Hertford (Town Centre)
High Wycombe (Town Centre)
Hitchin (Town Centre)
Hunton Bridge
Ipswich (Town Centre)
London Colney
Luton (Airport)
Luton (Luto Town Centre)
Mildenhall (Suff)
Newmarket (Suff)
Norwich (City Centre)
Oxford (City Centre)
Stevenage (Town Centre)
Terminal 4
Wymondham (Norf)

5. Posted by lex (Full Member 32 posts) 12y

The coach options have been covered above but although its more expensive by rail on the day if you book two weeks, a month or even more in advance the trains can actually work out cheaper. Only problem being youre tied to specific trains rather than whichever one comes along when you fancy getting to the station. Definitely worth looking at though if youre that organised- virgin rail do some good deals, especially if you have a young persons railcard.

6. Posted by selina (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y

if you are a student you can get a young persons national express card for about 10pounds i think and that gives you a discount-you can often make it back through one long trip

If not might be worth trying train if you book in advance online you can get big discounts and again you can get a student card which gives you one third off