New 24 hour service expects an average journey time of 70 minutes
ComfortDelGro Corporation has launched what it is calling the first, direct, non-stop express coach service connecting Stansted Airport with Kings Cross St Pancras.
The concession to operate into and out of the Airport’s central coach station was won following a competitive tendering process run by Stansted Airport.
Branded ‘Stansted Citylink,’ the service commenced on October 11, 2015. Adult tickets are priced at £10 one way or £17 return and are on sale online at www.stanstedcitylink.com.
The year round service will operate 24 hours a day, at mostly half hourly intervals. Journey time is expected to average around 70 minutes, depending on traffic, and drivers will be able to vary their routes to ensure the fastest arrival time, including making use of bus lanes.
Jaspal Singh, CEO of ComfortDelGro (UK and Ireland) said: “We are excited to be working in the hub of London’s fastest growing airport where 50% of travellers currently travel to and from the airport on public transport.
“Working closely with Stansted Airport we will offer a high quality express coach service that is reliable and affordable.”
Stansted Citylink will be operating a fleet of new 51-seater Mercedes-Benz Tourismo coaches, recognisable by their distinctive blue and yellow branding. The vehicles feature expanded legroom, free WiFi and informative videos. There will also be disabled access and a toilet on board.
The London Kings Cross St Pancras terminal will be located at St Pancras International station (Midland Road, Bus Stop S), within walking distance of London’s busiest main line train terminals and six underground train lines, as well as numerous bus routes.