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Know more about National Express routes & stops

Incredibly sought after, this London Airport Transfer service by National Express ensures prompt, cost-effective bus connections from Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, and Stansted Airports to the city hubs. National Express also offers excellent onboard amenities for a seamless travel experience.

National Express Route | Stansted Airport - Victoria Station

Stansted Airport

National Express coaches at Stansted Airport conveniently pick up and drop off passengers right at the main terminal door, ensuring seamless travel access for passengers.

Southwark

Southwark, a historic London bus station, blends tradition with modernity. Its rich heritage, featuring historic monuments and contemporary art and food venues, captures the essence of London's evolving landscape.

Waterloo

London Waterloo Station, a historic central terminus, is conveniently located near major attractions like County Hall and the London Eye. Serving as a hub for rail and underground travel, it offers an ideal starting point for exploring nearby hotels and restaurants.

London Victoria Rail Station

In the heart of London's West End, this station links London with Gatwick Airport. A gateway to attractions like Buckingham Palace, it seamlessly connects with the London Underground and Victoria Coach Station, drawing millions of tourists.

London Victoria Coach Station

As the UK's busiest coach station, Victoria Coach Station's departures are in the main building on Buckingham Palace Road and Elizabeth Street.

National Express Route | Gatwick Airport - Central London

Gatwick Airport South Terminal

South Terminal is the airport's primary terminal handling the majority of its traffic. It includes a dedicated entrance for passengers requiring special assistance and families with small children, enhancing overall travel efficiency.

Gatwick Airport North Terminal

The North Terminal at Gatwick exclusively accommodates all easyJet flights, reflecting ongoing efforts to enhance services and operations at the airport.

Heathrow Airport Terminal 5

Heathrow Airport, London's primary airport since 2008, features the UK's largest free-standing structure. The frontal building houses a bus and coach station served by various services, including the long-distance National Express coach service.

Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station

National Express arrivals and departures occur at the Central Bus Station, just a 5-minute walk from the terminal buildings, accessible via lift, escalators, and travelators. Stops 13 and 14, at arrivals level, are specifically designated for National Express services.

London Earl’s Court

Earl's Court Station, known for innovation, proudly introduced escalators in October 1911, marking a pioneering move in transportation history.

Victoria Coach Station

Victoria Coach Station, the largest in London, spans 3.3 acres in Westminster. It features separate arrival and departure terminals, amenities, and retail options.

National Express Route | Stansted Airport - Liverpool Street Station

Stansted Airport

National Express coaches at Stansted Airport conveniently pick up and drop off passengers right at the main terminal door, a short walk from the check-in area, clearly signposted throughout the airport.

Bow Church

Bow Church, a charming old church in East End, London, is also a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station situated between Devons Road and Pudding Mill Lane stations.

Mile End

Mile End in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets is worth visiting. It's a trendy, and artsy district, known for its residential charm and lively nighttime activities.

White Chapel

Whitechapel serves as a well-frequented bus hub in London. An East End gem, it boasts diverse culture, traditional pubs, curry houses, and the bustling Whitechapel Market for Asian cuisine and discounted shopping.

Liverpool Street Station

Located in the northeastern corner of the City of London, Liverpool Street station is a key railway terminus with an associated London Underground station.

National Express Route | Heathrow Airport - Central London

Heathrow Airport

Heathrow, situated 22 kilometers west of Central London, is the largest airport in the UK, connecting to numerous global destinations. For journeys to London cities, access the National Express Bus Station from Terminal 2.

Victoria Coach Station

Victoria Coach Station, the largest in London, spans 3.3 acres in Westminster. It features separate arrival and departure terminals, amenities, and retail options.

National Express Route | Stansted Airport - Stratford Station

Stansted Airport

National Express coaches at Stansted Airport conveniently pick up and drop off passengers right at the main terminal door, a short walk from the check-in area, clearly signposted throughout the airport.

Stratford Station

Stratford City Bus Station stands as a well-known and frequently used bus station in London. Buses leave from coach stop 20, located outside the Stratford City Bus Station.

National Express Route | Luton Airport - Victoria Station

Luton Airport

If you are flying in or out of Luton Airport, you will find your National Express coach waiting at the Airport Bus Station. The stop is easily accessible and located near the Onward Travel Centre in the terminal building. Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before your bus departure for smooth boarding.

Golders Green

If you are traveling from the airport to London, the National Express bus stop is at Golders Green Road, Stop GT. If you are traveling in the opposite direction, the stop is at Golders Green Bus Station, Stop GE.

Finchley Road & Frognal

The National Express bus stop is near the Finchley Road & Frognal overground train station. If you are traveling from the airport to London, the bus stop is at Finchley Road, Stop FF. If you are traveling in the opposite direction, the stop is at Finchley Road, Stop FD.

Finchley Road

The National Express bus stop is near the Finchley Road overground train station. If you are traveling from the airport to London, the bus stop is at Finchley Road, Stop CH, opposite the station. If you are traveling from London to the airport, the stop is at Finchley Road, Stop CL.

St Johns Wood

The National Express bus stops in London’s St Johns Wood near Lord's Cricket Ground in Wellington Road. The bus halts at Stop K when connecting from the airport to the city, and at Stop Z, on the way from the city to Luton Airport.

Baker Street

The National Express bus stops near the Baker Street subway station. When connecting from the airport to the city, the bus stops at Baker Street, Stop A. On the way from the city to the airport, the bus stops at Baker Street Station, Stop S, near Allsop Arms, Gloucester Place.

Paddington Station

National Express stops at Paddington Station only on its journey from London to Luton Airport. Located near the Paddington subway station, the bus stops at Bishop's Bridge Road, Stop J.

Marble Arch

The National Express bus stops near the Marble Arch subway station. Traveling from the airport to the city, the bus stops at Park Lane, near Green Station, Stop RH. And on the way back, the bus stops at Park Lane, Stop 14.

Victoria Rail Station

London Victoria is a railway terminus in central London. It is also connected to the Victoria subway station. The stop has extremely good connectivity and is a great base to start exploration. The National Express coach stops at Buckingham Palace Road, Stop 11.

Victoria Coach Station

The Victoria Coach Station is a centrally located bus station in London. This stop is well-linked to the rest of the city and country via trains, buses, and subway. If you are boarding from here, you can find the bus at the Departures Hall, and if you are deboarding, you will be dropped off at the Arrivals Hall.

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Frequently asked questions about National Express routes & stops

What are the primary destinations of National Express?

The primary destinations of National Express coaches are the various London airports and Victoria Coach Station, Liverpool Street Station, and Stratford.

From where can I board National Express at the Stansted Airport?

National Express coaches at Stansted Airport pick up and drop off right at the main terminal door, a short walk from the check-in area. You will have no trouble locating the stop as it is signposted.  

From where can I board National Express at the Gatwick Airport?

National Express coaches at Gatwick’s North Terminal arrive and depart from the lower level, outside International Arrivals.

From where can I board National Express at Heathrow Airport?

You can board National Express at the Heathrow Central Bus Station, near terminal 2 and 3.

What is the route of the National Express?

National Express operates from Heathrow Airport to Central London, Gatwick Airport to Central London, Stansted Airport to Liverpool Street Station, Stansted Airport to Stratford Station,Stansted Airport to Victoria Station and Luton Airport to Victoria Station.

What are the National Express stops on the Stansted Airport - Victoria Station route?

National Express services stop at Stansted Airport, Southwark, Waterloo, London Victoria Rail Station, and London Victoria Coach Station on the Stansted Airport - Victoria Station route.

What are the National Express stops on the Gatwick Airport - Central London route?

National Express services stop at Gatwick Airport South Terminal, Gatwick Airport North Terminal, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station, London Earl’s Court, and Victoria Coach Station on the Gatwick Airport - Central London route.

What are the National Express stops on the Stansted Airport - Liverpool Street Station route?

National Express services stop at Stansted Airport, Bow Church, Mile End, White Chapel, and Liverpool Street Station on the Stansted Airport - Liverpool Street Station route.

What are the National Express stops on the Heathrow Airport - Central London route?

National Express services has no intermediate stops on the Heathrow Airport - Central London route.

What are the National Express stops on the Stansted Airport - Stratford Station route?

National Express services stop only at Stansted Airport and Stratford Station on this route.

What is the distance between Heathrow Airport and Central London on the National Express route?

The distance between Heathrow Airport and Central London on the National Express route is 23.6 km.

What is the distance between Gatwick Airport and Central London on the National Express route?

The distance between Gatwick Airport and Central London on the National Express route is 58.9 km.

What is the travel time from Heathrow Airport to Central London on National Express?

 The travel time from Heathrow Airport to Central London on National Express is 1 hour.

What is the travel time from Gatwick Airport to Central London on National Express?

The travel time from Gatwick Airport to Central London on National Express is 1 hour 15 minutes.