National Express adds new service from London to Stansted Airport

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From left to right: Helen Morris, Chris Hardy and John Twigg

National Express has increased its connections to Stansted Airport.

Passengers are now able to catch the National Express A8 service from three new stops at Kings Cross St Pancras, Farringdon and Hackney.

To celebrate the introduction of the new stops, National Express is offering travel for £3 for the first week, with fares now starting at £3.50.

Journey times from London to Stansted can be as short as 48 minutes, with space for luggage allowance, guaranteed seats, free WiFi and services that depart every 30 minutes and drop off at the terminal door.

National Express Coach Managing Director, Chris Hardy, said: “We are delighted to be boosting our London to Stansted services today with increased connections, higher frequency services and a fantastic introductory fare offer meaning more people can access quick, easy and affordable transport to the airport.”

John Twigg, Stansted Airport Planning Director, said: “We are very proud London Stansted already has the highest public transport use by passengers of any major UK airport, and we continually work with partners such as National Express to build on this market leading position. Today’s announcement is another step in the right direction, providing passengers with even more convenient and affordable connections from London, day or night, as well as boosting choice for arriving passengers heading to the capital.”

Helen Morris, Essex County Council’s Head of Integrated Passenger Transport Unit, said: “It’s good to see Stansted Airport in partnership with National Express building on their deserved reputations for promoting sustainable travel.”