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Trains to Stansted Airport

Close to 20 million passengers fly from Stansted each year, on both charter and scheduled services – in particular, the airport is a major hub for Ryanair, whose flights dominate the third of the main terminal’s three satellite buildings. Architecturally, Stansted is innovative, with an open, single-level terminal designed by Foster and Partners. There’s a great range of high-street stores and Duty Free shopping, and food ranges from great-value pub grub to British tapas and cocktails at Cabin. Stansted Airport station is as central as you could wish for – the platforms are located beneath the terminal building. The Stansted Express service departs from Liverpool Street every 15 minutes, reaching Stansted Airport in around 45. You can also join the train at Tottenham Hale, where there is a connection to the Victoria Line. An hourly CrossCountry service connects the airport to destinations in the midlands, including Birmingham, Leicester and Cambridge.

Station details & facilities

It’s a quick journey from the platform to the terminal – lifts and escalators will whisk you to check-in desks in a matter of minutes. If you’re meeting someone, domestic arrivals are to the left as you enter the building, and international arrivals to the right. It’s also well worth buying your train tickets ahead, as ticket machines and counters at the become busy at peak times. With trains departing regularly you’re unlikely to need the waiting room, but you’ll find it on platform one.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Everyday06:00 - 23:59
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Coffee shop Vending machines
  • Customer Service Notes :

    Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00ÿ
    Sunday 10:00-20:00ÿ
    Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00ÿ

    The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

    Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


  • Customer help points : False


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :
  • Shops note : Newsagent/Sweets Passport Photo Booth


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • ATM available :
  • ATM notes : Located on concourse


  • Carpark operator : British Airports Authority
  • Car parking spaces : 5000

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available : False
  • Cycle storage spaces : 0
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : No cycle parking


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Lifts available

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Trains to Stansted Airport


Stansted Airport Train Station, Bassingbourn Road, Stansted, CM24 1QW
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Everyday06:00 - 23:59

Useful links when visiting Stansted Airport by train