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Leicester to Stansted Airport by train

It takes an average of 2h 29m to travel from Leicester to Stansted Airport by train, over a distance of around 78 miles (125 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Leicester to Stansted Airport and tickets for this journey start from £15.50 when you book in advance.

First train

05:15

Last train

20:15

Departure station

Leicester

Arrival station

Stansted Airport

Journey time

From 2h 25m

Distance

78 miles (125 km)

Frequency

15 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £15.50

Train operators

CrossCountry

Taking the train from Leicester to Stansted Airport

Flying out of Stansted Airport soon and want to travel there from Leicester by train? You're in luck. The train from Leicester to Stansted Airport takes just 2h 23m on the fastest services.

London Stansted Airport is one of Britain’s busiest airports, situated northeast of London in Essex. The Stansted Express offers direct services to the airport from certain locations and you'll usually find around 17 trains per day travelling from Leicester to Stansted Airport, and you can find out more in our guide to trains to Stansted Airport.

Ready to book? Start a search for trains in our Journey Planner at the top of the page, or keep reading for FAQs and tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Leicester 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 Leicester to Stansted Airport take?

The average journey time by train between Leicester and Stansted Airport is 2 hours and 29 minutes, with around 15 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 Leicester and Stansted Airport by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Leicester to Stansted Airport is 2 hours and 25 minutes.

How much does the train from Leicester to Stansted Airport cost?

Train ticket prices from Leicester to Stansted Airport can start from as little as £15.50 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 Leicester to Stansted Airport?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Leicester to Stansted Airport without having to change trains. There are 15 direct trains from Leicester to Stansted Airport each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Leicester to Stansted Airport leave?

The first train from Leicester to Stansted Airport leaves at 05:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Leicester to Stansted Airport leave?

The last train from Leicester to Stansted Airport leaves at 20:15. 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 Leicester and Stansted Airport by train?

Trains travelling from Leicester to Stansted Airport cover a distance of around 78 miles (125 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Leicester to Stansted Airport

Train tickets from Leicester to Stansted Airport start at £15.50 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

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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 Leicester 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.

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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 advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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