Rail strikes in October will impact travel. See here for details.

lneravantiwestcoastgwrscotraillumoeastmidlandsrailwayswrgreateranglianorthernsoutherngreatnortherntransportforwalescrosscountrytpexpresswestmidlandsrailway
Greater Anglia
Southeastern

Prices from hundreds of train and coach companies

Go contactless with digital tickets on your phone

Travel to thousands of destinations in 45 countries

Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport by train

It takes an average of 1h 35m to travel from Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport by train, over a distance of around 31 miles (50 km). There are normally 38 trains per day travelling from Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport and tickets for this journey start from £20.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 23m
PriceFrom £20.70
Distance31 miles (50 km)
Frequency38 trains per day
First train04:14
Last train22:34
Departure stationElephant & Castle
Arrival stationStansted Airport
Changes2 changes
Train operatorsGreater Anglia, Southeastern, Thameslink

Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport train times

Check out the next trains departing from Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport for Tuesday 4th October 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:19 12:47 1h 28m, 2 changes
11:49 13:14 1h 25m, 2 changes
12:19 13:45 1h 26m, 2 changes
12:49 14:14 1h 25m, 2 changes
13:04 14:34 1h 30m, 2 changes
13:34 15:00 1h 26m, 2 changes
14:04 15:28 1h 24m, 2 changes
14:34 16:00 1h 26m, 2 changes
15:04 16:29 1h 25m, 2 changes
15:19 16:46 1h 27m, 2 changes

Travel from Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport by train in 1 hour 23 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport by train is 1 hour 35 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 1 hour 23 minutes. You'll usually find 38 trains per day travelling the 31 miles (50 km) between these two destinations. You'll need to make 2 changes along the way to Stansted Airport. You'll be travelling with Greater Anglia, Southeastern or Thameslink on your way to Stansted Airport, as these are the main rail operators on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport start from £20.70 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard are also great ways to save.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Stansted Airport, including FAQs, and tips on booking cheap train tickets. Check the timetable above for live train times or if you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport take?

The average journey time by train between Elephant & Castle and Stansted Airport is 1 hour and 35 minutes, with around 38 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Elephant & Castle and Stansted Airport by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport is 1 hour and 23 minutes.

How much does the train from Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport cost?

Train ticket prices from Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport can start from as little as £20.70 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport?

No, there are no direct train services from Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport. Travelling from Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport leave?

The first train from Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport leaves at 04:14. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport leave?

The last train from Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport leaves at 22:34. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Elephant & Castle and Stansted Airport by train?

Trains travelling from Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport cover a distance of around 31 miles (50 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Stansted Airport to Elephant & Castle.

Cheap train tickets from Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport

Train tickets from Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport start at £20.70 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Elephant & Castle to Stansted Airport is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
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.

Europe’s leading train and coach app

We help customers across Europe make more than 172,000 smarter journeys every day.