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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.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Everyday06:00 - 23:59
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteNewsagent/Sweets Passport Photo Booth
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Vending machines
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
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 pointsUnavailable
Carpark operatorBritish Airports Authority
Car parking spaces5000
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
No cycle parking
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Lifts available

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

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.

Departures and arrivals from Stansted Airport

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Stansted Airport station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry05:272On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia06:003On time
to Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry06:122On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia06:151On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia06:421On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CambridgeCrossCountry05:142On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia05:393On time
from CambridgeCrossCountry05:492On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia06:001On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia06:291On time
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in the UK. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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