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Introducing the Stansted Express

The Stansted Express is a train service that connects Stansted Airport with London with trains running to and from Liverpool Street. The express train service calls only at Tottenham Hale on the journey, and with a travel journey time of 50 minutes, it is a great travel alternative for flight passengers to reach Stansted Airport without the long stay car park fares or taxi prices.

Stansted Express timetables, ticket prices, and onboard train facilities can be found on through our journey planner. Keep reading for more information about travelling to Stansted Airport and how to get cheap train tickets for advance booking.

Why not plan ahead by checking out our Stansted Express train times page.

Peak Hour

Peak Hours

There is no peak or off-peak restrictions on this service.

Contact Information

Contact Information

Customer relations: 0345 600 7245

Twitter Customer Help: @Stansted_Exp

Cycle Policy

Cycle Policy

Only fully folded bicycles are allowed on all services.



Free WiFi is available for all passengers on most services.

First Class

First Class

All Stansted Express services include First Class travel.

Lost Property

Lost Property

Complete an online enquiry form found on the network’s website.

Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport

Stansted Express trains depart London Liverpool Street every 15 minutes during the week, with the first train leaving at 3:40 am. The journey time for the rail service typically takes 50 minutes, which also includes a stop at Tottenham Hale, which has connections to North London commuter routes, which is especially useful on the return journey. When arriving at Stansted Airport, the station is just a two-minute walk from the terminal, removing the need for any extra shuttle buses or hassle before your flight.

Travelling on the Stansted Express offers passengers the opportunity to relax on the journey, with the offer of first class tickets available for customers who need to catch up on work before or after a flight. With free WiFi available on most journeys, all Stansted Express passengers can enjoy a comfortable and easy trip into the capital or before their flight.

When getting a train from Stansted into Liverpool Street, passengers can then use the London Underground to continue onward to either their hotel or home. The station is on the Central and Circle line, as well as a number of overground and cross country routes.

Stansted Airport Station

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The future for TfL rail will see the line become the eastern part of the planned Crossrail service that connects Essex and Reading through one line through London, with the first part of what will be known as the Elizabeth Line opening in December 2018. TfL has already introduced the fleet of trains used for the rail network, the Class 345, which is already operating on the TfL Rail route now.

About Stansted Express

An extension of the Greater Anglia service, the Stansted Express has been running from Liverpool Street Station since 1997. While currently using the Class 379 train as its main operating train fleet, Greater Anglia announced they will update the trains for this service, moving to a Class 745 in the near future.


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