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Airlink X20

Our X20 service is your hassle-free and direct route to Stansted Airport from Colchester, Coggeshall, Braintree, and Great Dunmow operating every day of the week from early morning until late at night. Our distinctive blue buses have plenty of room for your legs and luggage, as well as comfortable leather seats. So ditch your car and save on airport parking costs by benefiting from the Government's £2 fare capping scheme, which is applicable to all our Airlink services. 

On Sunday 25th February 2024, new overnight journeys commenced, operating seven days-a-week. New X20 journeys leave Colchester at 2325 and 0125, arriving in Stansted at 0037 and 0237, ideal for those using the first flights of the day. New journeys also leave Stansted at 0045 and 0245, perfect for those late night arrivals.

Download Airlink X20 Timetable [PDF] here

Download Airlink X20 Leaflet [PDF] here


In addition to the timetables and leaflets made available above, we've made this handy map showing our entire X20 service, to help make your journey to the airport even easier.

Fares & Tickets

Our X20 service is included in the Government's £2 single fare promotion. Available to purchase on the First Bus App or on board from your driver (cash and contactless payments accepted). 

On the First Bus App you can purchase the right bus ticket to suit your needs, plan your journey and check live bus times.

Download the APP today!

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