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Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?  
User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2965 posts, RR: 16
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2986 times:

Hi!

I was wondering if there is any reasonable way to get from LTN over to STN. Time is not really that much of a concern, I am more interested in a cheap way of doing it. Thanks!


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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

There is a bus service operated by National Express http://www.nationalexpress.com/destinations/airports.cfm

Other than that - and this will take ages and cost more probably - get the Thameslink train from Luton Airport Parkway station (free shuttle bus from terminal) down to Kings Cross (Thameslink) and get the tube (Circle / Metropolitan / Hammersmith & City lines) to Liverpool Street and then get the Stansted Express back out - this will take at least 2 hours.



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User currently offlineMennix From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

The easiest way is to rent a car in a one way direction. This starts below GBP 40,00 and is the most hassle free way to transfer between both airports.

User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3169 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2811 times:

Quoting Mennix (Reply 2):
he easiest way is to rent a car in a one way direction.

Easier and less hassle than the bus? I see the bus only costs GBP 9.90. Add to that the time it takes to pick up and return the car, not familiar with the route, maybe not familiar with right-hand drives and (according to route planners online) hardly quicker.

Is the bus that terrible?


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2795 times:

Quoting Joost (Reply 3):
Easier and less hassle than the bus? I see the bus only costs GBP 9.90. Add to that the time it takes to pick up and return the car, not familiar with the route, maybe not familiar with right-hand drives and (according to route planners online) hardly quicker.

Is the bus that terrible?

I once drove from LHR-LTN with a rented car and came back via bus service...much easier to take the bus.....believe it or not..



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User currently offlineBrettbrett21 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2788 times:

I wouldn't recommend driving from LTN to Stansted as there isn't really a direct link between them, I agree with going by National Express. You get picked up literally outside the arrival hall at LTN and then taken straight to STN, no hassle, no fuss!


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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2780 times:

Agree that the National Express service is best but cheapest? It would be cheaper to hitch a lift, but then you might not be picked up not to mention all the risks associated with hitch hiking.

 biggrin 



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User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3169 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2715 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 6):
Agree that the National Express service is best but cheapest? It would be cheaper to hitch a lift, but then you might not be picked up not to mention all the risks associated with hitch hiking.

Cannot you rent a bike one-way? According to the viamichelin route finder, it is only 55km, or 4 hours, by bike. Walking should be possible in 12 hours Big grin


User currently offlineRayPettit From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 608 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

A typical Dutch reply  Wink

There is no direct road between the two, and you would need to be good at map-reading

Looks like National Express!


User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4119 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2604 times:

I'd say fly! For instance LTN-DUB-STN on Ryanair. With a bit of luck it is cheaper- and faster  Wink .

Regards,
RJ100



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User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3169 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

Quoting RayPettit (Reply 8):
A typical Dutch reply

I once went to my local airport (ENS) on my in-line skates  Wink


User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

By road, you could cut across the A roads, but fastest way would be down the M1, round the M25 and back up the M11.

However, National Express is the way to go - in this case...



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19227 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2436 times:

If you're feeling like something a bit different, why not fly, say, STN-DUB-LTN with FR, or STN-EDI/GLA/AMS/BFS-LTN with U2, or... ? Depending on when you want to go, and if you're lucky, the flights might only cost 20-50 GBP. That'd be a cool and possibly very cheap, if time-consuming, way to do it.


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User currently offlineDoor5right From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 707 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 9):
For instance LTN-DUB-STN on Ryanair. With a bit of luck it is cheaper- and faster

LOL, Mr RJ100, that did make me laugh out loud!



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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 9):
For instance LTN-DUB-STN on Ryanair

It is a shame that you missed their offer "Book one flight and get the other free" as the return from DUB-STN might have cost nothing!

 bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3944 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 12):
why not fly

The environment?

Peter



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19227 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2394 times:

Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 15):
The environment?

Fair point. Give me 100 GBP and that'll off-set the carbon emissions.



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User currently offlineRingway From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

I was intrugued by the LTN-DUB-STN idea so I checked it out. I chose a midweek afternoon, say next Wednesday:

LTN-DUB 1310 arr 1420
DUB-STN 1530 arr 1645

Total cost 56.16

I might think of doing something similar to get from EMA to MAN when I've got some time on my hands.


User currently offlineAvion660 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

Quote:
Cannot you rent a bike one-way? According to the viamichelin route finder, it is only 55km, or 4 hours, by bike

well, more like 3 hours! I could lend you a bike: you'd be hard pressed to find one for rental!
Seriously, I live between the two places, almost exactly on that bus route and can confirm what others have said: BUS IS BEST! Try and avoid travel before 09:00 (bad traffic in several places like Hitchin and Stevenage).

Quote:
By road, you could cut across the A roads, but fastest way would be down the M1, round the M25 and back up the M11.

!! Fastest: If only that were true!


User currently offlineSJCRRPAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2262 times:

I think the idea should be avoided. After almost missing a flight doing this trick, I've decided in the future I will either pay the extra cost and use something like LHR, or spend the night in London and take in a show. Its a hassle, IMHO.

User currently offlineCWUPilot From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2243 times:

For having to ride a bus, National Express isn't bad. I took their busses for several different trips on my last visit. They're fairly clean, the people on board don't smell like our (American) bus passengers would and the bus drivers are full of good stories if you sit near the front.

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