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Manchester to London Stansted flight information

Flights arrive in London Stansted
Flights depart from Manchester
Flight price £56
Distance 146 miles
Airlines Ryanair, easyJet, Loganair

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Low season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
5%
expected price decrease
High season:
June
Most popular time to fly
27%
expected price increase
Average price:
£133
(price for this month)
Good deal:
£85
or less return trip within
4 months
of travel is a good deal

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The cheapest flight from Manchester to London Stansted was found, on average, 84 days before departure.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is January.
Morning departure is around 14% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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How long does a flight from Manchester to London Stansted take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 3h 30m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Manchester to London Stansted?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Ryanair (£56), Multiple Airlines (£68) and easyJet (£103).
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Manchester to London Stansted?
For Manchester to London Stansted, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from London Stansted back to Manchester, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Manchester
£56
only
£56
Destination
London
£56
only
£56
Sun, 12 May
MAN
Manchester
STN
London Stansted
13h 30m
Wed, 15 May
STN
London Stansted
MAN
Manchester
3h 45m
Trip: 4 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 15,921 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.5
TLV
PFO
Good 7.5

Pros: Easy trip. Crew relaxed, short flight.

Cons: The process of getting on the flight is the most exhausting part: distance to Terminal 1, multiple screenings and checks, then another long bus ride to the plane. The flight itself was is the easiest part at this airport.

TFS
CRL
Mediocre 3.2

Pros: Crew was friendly

Cons: Dirty and broken tables, no cary on luagge only back pack, very smelly food, and small seats and little legroom!

SEN
BIO
OK 4.4

Cons: Airport was too far and the facilities are shite. The waiting for embark is way too long and no one informs you about anything.

ALC
DUS
Good 7.6

Pros: Save trip Good flight

Cons: Chaos at start off

DUB
GLA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Decent enough flight, seats comfortable enough for short haul wouldn’t want to go long haul on the same seats, good selection of onboard snacks

Cons: Flight was half hour late, priority seats should be reserved for the first seats on the plane rather than scattered all over the plane, suitcases shouldnt be allowed on board they take up too much space for anyone else and slow down the boarding of the plane as people attempt to haul them up the stairs, some staff could be more polite and less abrupt and some could attempt to speak louder and clearer

Mon, 29 Apr
MAN
Manchester
STN
London Stansted
7h 40m
Wed, 1 May
STN
London Stansted
MAN
Manchester
4h 00m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 2 Oct
MAN
Manchester
STN
London Stansted
8h 45m
Tue, 8 Oct
STN
London Stansted
MAN
Manchester
9h 40m
£103
Trip: 7 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 7,472 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.7
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
5.5
Food
6.0
ORY
NCE
OK 5.0

Cons: The announcements regarding gate # and on time/delay kept changing until actual boarding, so was very confusing as the gates were on different levels. Once on the flight, I asked a young female attendant to help me put my heavy suitcase in the overhead bin and was surprised when she declined(I'm 72)

BFS
GLA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Quick boarding and disembarkation

Cons: Poor seat pitch. But only a half hour flight so wasn’t really a bother.

AGP
LGW
OK 4.0

Pros: Plane itself was OK

Cons: Check in was dismal: I arrived in plenty of time with just three people in front of me in the queue, yet nearly missed my flight because they were all checked-in so slowly. Then when I had the temerity to mention politely that check-in had been very slow, she made no apology and was very rude.

GIB
LGW
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Sat on the plane for 20 mins waiting on a bus to the terminal.

CDG
MXP
OK 4.6

Pros: The crew amazing

Cons: To much delayed the flight

Fri, 10 May
MAN
Manchester
STN
London Stansted
10h 10m
Fri, 17 May
STN
London Stansted
MAN
Manchester
5h 05m
Trip: 8 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 15,921 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.5
DUB
EDI
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Price

Cons: Crew at baggage drop/departure gate seemed that they didn't want to be there and they were not very pleasant to the people boarding. Ryan Air had changed their baggage policy after we booked. Originally allowed one carry on and one personal bag. Now you have to purchase priority to take both

OSL
STN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Flight in the morning was changed by 3 hours making it impossible for me to get to the flight (Oslo Torp). Ryanair allowed me onto another flight (Yay EU 261) from the other Oslo Airport (Gardermoen) with a seat booked at no added cost. Customer service rep was fast and made the process very simple!

SZG
STN
Excellent 8.8

Pros: On time. No hitches.

Cons: All I expected from a budget flight

CWL
TFS
OK 4.0

Cons: Communication

STN
FAO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Treated us with respect and very helpful when we missed our flight and had to be bumped on to the next flight.

Cons: Wish we didn’t have to pay so much to change the tickets. Significantly ate out of our holiday money

Tue, 30 Apr
MAN
Manchester
STN
London Stansted
6h 20m
Wed, 8 May
STN
London Stansted
MAN
Manchester
3h 45m
Trip: 9 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 15,921 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.5
STN
DUB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Ryan air no hastle toom off on time landed early

Cons: Nothing great airline i use them all the time

STN
KRK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was professional and well organised.

Cons: N/A

DUB
EMA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Quick and easy

IBZ
TSF
Excellent 9.5

Pros: fast service

FRA
MAN
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything - offering help to people, don't be overly close minded

Thu, 6 Jun
MAN
Manchester
STN
London Stansted
4h 50m
Fri, 7 Jun
STN
London Stansted
MAN
Manchester
9h 50m
Trip: 2 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 15,921 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.5
BUD
MAN
OK 4.4

Pros: Was on time

Cons: Better food choices

MXP
LPL
Good 6.0

Cons: They lost my stroller

STN
KRK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was professional and well organised.

Cons: N/A

RZE
STN
Excellent 8.4

Pros: EI-GSH, we were on one of Ryanair's newest planes at only six months old. Seats were comfy and flying at night, everything was well organised. Crew were helpful and approachable.

Cons: I was aiming to buy something from the gifts trolley on-board (the small 1:200 scale Ryanair plane) but they didn't have any available. Fair enough as they were days away from shifting stock to the summer magazine, fingers crossed it'll make it to the new selection!

DUB
STN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service and comfort means ryanair

Wed, 3 Jul
MAN
Manchester
STN
London Stansted
6h 00m
Mon, 8 Jul
STN
London Stansted
MAN
Manchester
3h 15m
£199
Trip: 6 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 31 reviews
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.2
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
7.5
Food
8.1
KOI
GLA
Excellent 8.3

Pros: I can't give 5 stars for food or entertainment, but on a hop like this no one should expect them. Coffee was fine. 5 overall

SYY
EDI
Excellent 10.0

Pros: They are great at service and care of their passengers. Their staff always go out of their way to make sure of comfort. Loganair seems one of the few to still give a beverage and a snack with purchase of ticket (wonderful). I am super thankful of well trained staff and their knowledge on luggage and sizing on the smaller planes especially when traveling to and from larger planes. I never had any issues with being able to take my backpack on or being asked to check it as it carried my laptop & wallet...unlike other airlines of similar size running to & from SYY.

Cons: That I could not find any Tunnocks Cream Wafers in a retail store to purchase after only the caramel wafers.

GLA
KOI
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly staff

ILY
GLA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very quick flight :)

GLA
SYY
Excellent 10.0

Pros: great airport with great efficiency (Glasgow) wonderfully polite and friendly ticket agent

Sun, 13 Oct
MAN
Manchester
STN
London Stansted
4h 30m
Tue, 15 Oct
STN
London Stansted
MAN
Manchester
9h 40m
£115
Trip: 3 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 7,472 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.7
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
5.5
Food
6.0
PSA
LTN
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Calling passengers in order of seating arrangements, which in my opionion would avoid people blocking the aisle and speed up boarding.

LGW
TRN
OK 5.2

Cons: Flight overbooked, I got my seat at the very last moment

LGW
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was smooth and a far better experience than EasyJet's competitors

CDG
LTN
OK 5.0

Pros: Everything was fine apart from the delay in flying out. I am a Special Assistance traveller and due to the delay I had a very very long and late journey back home. So the delay added two hours (plus the flight delay) to my trip home from the airport.

Cons: See above

JTR
LGW
OK 4.4

Cons: Queue too long in airport. Need more space

Sat, 25 May
MAN
Manchester
STN
London Stansted
9h 45m
Sat, 1 Jun
STN
London Stansted
MAN
Manchester
4h 05m
Trip: 8 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 15,921 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.5
PFO
STN
Good 6.0

Cons: Entertainment and seats

DUB
EDI
OK 5.6

Pros: The crew was great

Cons: Flight was delayed 30 minutes at least Seats very uncomfortable No water offered only drinks for purchase

JTR
ATH
Good 7.0

Pros: Very affordable fares

Cons: Boarding, it was very chaotic. They had people paying for baggage fees at the gate and the credit card machines were not working.

DUB
GLA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Decent enough flight, seats comfortable enough for short haul wouldn’t want to go long haul on the same seats, good selection of onboard snacks

Cons: Flight was half hour late, priority seats should be reserved for the first seats on the plane rather than scattered all over the plane, suitcases shouldnt be allowed on board they take up too much space for anyone else and slow down the boarding of the plane as people attempt to haul them up the stairs, some staff could be more polite and less abrupt and some could attempt to speak louder and clearer

SDR
STN
Good 6.3

Pros: It flew to Santander

Cons: Boarding procedure

Sat, 22 Jun
MAN
Manchester
STN
London Stansted
4h 20m
Sun, 23 Jun
STN
London Stansted
MAN
Manchester
3h 55m
£125
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, 30 Sep
MAN
Manchester
STN
London Stansted
15h 55m
Tue, 1 Oct
STN
London Stansted
MAN
Manchester
5h 35m
£119
Trip: 2 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 7,472 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.7
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
5.5
Food
6.0
PFO
LGW
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Enough leg room to extend legs under the seat in front. Orderly exit row by row instead of a scrum. Having a window seat usually means you are last to get off!

LGW
AGP
Good 6.8

Pros: Don’t sit in Window seat 40A. Smallest on the plane.

MXP
LGW
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Flight delayed by 73 minutes for take-off

GVA
AMS
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Very friendly ground and flight crew that did an excellent job for the passengers of this Easyjet flight to Amsterdam

Cons: no further comments

JTR
LGW
OK 4.4

Cons: Queue too long in airport. Need more space

Sat, 22 Jun
MAN
Manchester
STN
London Stansted
4h 20m
Sat, 29 Jun
STN
London Stansted
MAN
Manchester
5h 25m
£131
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 27 Sep
MAN
Manchester
STN
London Stansted
9h 15m
Mon, 7 Oct
STN
London Stansted
MAN
Manchester
9h 30m
£126
Trip: 11 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 7,472 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.7
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
5.5
Food
6.0
BCN
NCE
Good 7.3

Pros: Flight on the Time

Cons: They did not write the Gate in The Check in only the Terminal

LGW
TRN
OK 5.2

Cons: Flight overbooked, I got my seat at the very last moment

LGW
CDG
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Airport - took way way too long for security. I had to rush which was v v difficult as I have a Prosthetic right leg!! Plus security took away my aftershave but yet allowed a lady to bring in a 500ml skin cream!?!?

PRG
STN
Good 6.5

Pros: Crew worked hard to get us off the ground as the flight was late arriving - so the turnaround was fast paced.

Cons: Queue to board was ridiculous. Granted the flight was delayed but the communication with the passengers and the ground crew at the gate was pathetic.

LPL
MAD
Good 6.4

Pros: Plenty space in the cabin and decent leg room on standard seats

Cons: Cabin crew are not very warming or hospitable feel like they are just doing their job rather than offering customer service which should be high on any airlines priorities when people are 33 000 ft away from comfort

Mon, 1 Jul
MAN
Manchester
STN
London Stansted
3h 50m
Wed, 17 Jul
STN
London Stansted
MAN
Manchester
3h 30m
£133
Trip: 17 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 3 May
MAN
Manchester
STN
London Stansted
9h 15m
Sun, 5 May
STN
London Stansted
MAN
Manchester
11h 15m
£127
Trip: 3 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 7,472 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.7
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
5.5
Food
6.0
GVA
BOH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent flight.

BFS
GLA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Quick boarding and disembarkation

Cons: Poor seat pitch. But only a half hour flight so wasn’t really a bother.

BFS
MAN
Good 7.5

Pros: Friendly crew.

EDI
VCE
OK 4.8

Pros: The calzone (food).

Cons: Boarding is ridiculous. No direct access to the plane. They make these things called jet ways... start using them! Also the crew said the front bathroom was not in service then proceeded to allow the captain and crew plus a few passengers to use it.

PFO
LGW
Excellent 8.5

Pros: Efficient. Great crew. Left a bit late but the captain made up the time and we arrived a few minutes early.

Cons: Assisted boarding a bit sloppy

Mon, 15 Jul
MAN
Manchester
STN
London Stansted
3h 50m
Thu, 25 Jul
STN
London Stansted
MAN
Manchester
4h 05m
£135
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 10 May
MAN
Manchester
STN
London Stansted
3h 30m
Sun, 12 May
STN
London Stansted
MAN
Manchester
3h 55m
£123
Trip: 3 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 15,921 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.5
SCQ
STN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Flight on time staff very friendly and efficient. All good.

Cons: All was perfect.

MAD
CIA
Poor 0.0

Cons: Never made the flight due to the previous flight being very late Eventhou that Norwegian sir that I will never use again lied about delay time , they said 50 min and ended up being 3 hours

STN
KRK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was professional and well organised.

Cons: N/A

CCF
EDI
Good 7.0

Cons: Carcassonne is a tiny airport, be aware there are only vending machines after security, and not much seating. Announcements difficult to hear. Flight was fine, usual Ryanair.

STN
DUB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Ryan air no hastle toom off on time landed early

Cons: Nothing great airline i use them all the time

Sun, 13 Oct
MAN
Manchester
STN
London Stansted
4h 05m
Thu, 17 Oct
STN
London Stansted
MAN
Manchester
4h 05m
£126
Trip: 5 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 15,921 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.5
STN
CIA
OK 5.6

Pros: Crew

Cons: On time scedules

MXP
LPL
Good 6.0

Cons: They lost my stroller

PRG
BUD
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Be careful with the bag. They didn't accept my carry on despite I paid for it, saying it was to big. When trying to pay they told me that only with EUROS. Didn't accept neither my credit cards (they accept only Europe issued CC) not USD. I couldn't retrieve money from an ATM either.

DUB
LTN
Excellent 8.0

Cons: I don't mined the flights it is the long walk to the plane.

RZE
STN
Excellent 8.4

Pros: EI-GSH, we were on one of Ryanair's newest planes at only six months old. Seats were comfy and flying at night, everything was well organised. Crew were helpful and approachable.

Cons: I was aiming to buy something from the gifts trolley on-board (the small 1:200 scale Ryanair plane) but they didn't have any available. Fair enough as they were days away from shifting stock to the summer magazine, fingers crossed it'll make it to the new selection!

Tue, 16 Jul
MAN
Manchester
STN
London Stansted
3h 50m
Fri, 26 Jul
STN
London Stansted
MAN
Manchester
4h 25m
£143
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 5 Jul
MAN
Manchester
STN
London Stansted
6h 00m
Tue, 9 Jul
STN
London Stansted
MAN
Manchester
3h 15m
£215
Trip: 5 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 31 reviews
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.2
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
7.5
Food
8.1
INV
SYY
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: The light attended to help me with problems from prior flight

Cons: The propeller plane is noisy and uncomfortable. But it made it to Stornoway. Strong crosswinds made it a tough landing. The pilots did a good job.

SYY
EDI
Excellent 10.0

Pros: They are great at service and care of their passengers. Their staff always go out of their way to make sure of comfort. Loganair seems one of the few to still give a beverage and a snack with purchase of ticket (wonderful). I am super thankful of well trained staff and their knowledge on luggage and sizing on the smaller planes especially when traveling to and from larger planes. I never had any issues with being able to take my backpack on or being asked to check it as it carried my laptop & wallet...unlike other airlines of similar size running to & from SYY.

Cons: That I could not find any Tunnocks Cream Wafers in a retail store to purchase after only the caramel wafers.

KOI
GLA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendkiness

Cons: Nothing

ILY
GLA
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: We were delayed by over four hours due to weather but still the flight that was supposed to leave after us got out before because they were more concerned about getting that flight out on time than the 20 people who had been waiting for hours. We ultimately got out about six hours late.

DUB
INV
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: The staff was reasonably pleasant

Cons: The flight was four hours late. There were no announcements so passengers waited in a cold, damp terminal area where there was active construction. The peopeller plane was noisy and there was no storage. They had to check my small bag and then left it on the wet tarmac where my clothes were stained. FLybe is notoriously bad. They certainly lived up to their reputation

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