Airport Services

Airport Services

Stansted Airport Services

Travelling to and from Stansted Airport? With a stay in the Long Stay Car Park costing around £65 for a week you can save £££'s by taking the bus!

London Stansted is Britain's third-busiest airport, offering flights to more than 160 destinations in over 30 countries.

First Essex operate two routes serving Stansted - local service 42A, and express coaches X30: all for less than the cost of a week's car parking.

From Thursday 5th April 2012, the X30 service will also serve Southend Airport.

We have two routes running to and from Stansted Airport

Stansted Aircoach X30

The X30 runs every hour from Southend to Stansted (stopping at Prittlewell, Eastwood, Rayleigh, Barnston and Chelmsford) seven days a week (except Christmas Day).

Travel in style and comfort aboard the plush X30 aircoach. With reclining leather seats, and free Wi-fi internet, your holiday starts as soon as you get on board.

When coaches are unavailable buses will be used on this service.

Southend To Chelmsford Prices
Adult Single £10.00
Adult Return £15.00
Child Single £6.70
Child Return £10.00
Adult Weekly £40.00
Group Return (2AD + 2CH) £35.00
Rayleigh To Chelmsford Prices
Adult Single £7.70
Adult Return £11.00
Child Single £5.70
Child Return £7.70
Adult Weekly £40.00
Group Return (2AD + 2CH) £35.00
Southend/Rayleigh to Stansted Airport Prices
Adult Single £16.00
Adult Return £23.00
Child Single £10.00
Child Return £14.50
Adult Weekly £40.00
Group Return (2AD + 2CH) £55.00
Chelmsford to Stansted Airport Prices
Adult Single £10.00
Adult Return £15.00
Child Single £6.70
Child Return £10.00
Adult Weekly £40.00
Group Return (2AD + 2CH) £35.00

Local service bus 42A

The 42A runs from Chelmsford Bus Station to Stansted Airport 7 days a week, with services starting at 05.24 Monday to Friday, 03.05 on Sundays and 06.20 Saturdays - getting you from Chelmsford Bus Station to Stansted Airport in less than an hour. The service on Mondays to Saturdays also provides a new link to the Airport from Galleywood, Tile Kiln and Wood Street in Chelmsford.

Take the stress and cost out of driving to the airport - relax and let us do the driving. You can download all our timetables on this website or call our customer service team on 08456 020 121 (Open Monday - Friday 0830-1730, except bank holidays).

Special Assistance

Stansted Airport provides a free service for passengers with reduced mobility to assist with their journey through the Terminal to the aircraft. Passengers are advised to book this free facility with their airline at least 48 hours before their flight departure to ensure the passengers receive the assistance they require. The ISS special assistance desk is located in the Terminal adjacent to Zones D & E.