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London Kings Cross to Stansted Airport by train

It takes an average of 4h 47m to travel from London Kings Cross to Stansted Airport by train, over a distance of around 30 miles (48 km). There are normally 4 trains per day travelling from London Kings Cross to Stansted Airport and tickets for this journey start from £17.70 when you book in advance.

First train

23:23

Last train

23:32

Departure station

London Kings Cross

Arrival station

Stansted Airport

Journey time

From 4h 42m

Distance

30 miles (48 km)

Frequency

4 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From £17.70

Train operators

CrossCountry, Great Northern

Travel from London Kings Cross to Stansted Airport by train in 4 hours 42 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from London Kings Cross to Stansted Airport by train, look no further!

The average journey time from London Kings Cross to Stansted Airport by train is 4 hours 47 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 4 hours 42 minutes. You'll usually find 4 trains per day travelling the 30 miles (48 km) between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change along the way to Stansted Airport. You'll probably be travelling with CrossCountry to get to Stansted Airport, as they are the main operators of services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from London Kings Cross to Stansted Airport start from £17.70 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 London Kings Cross 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 London Kings Cross to Stansted Airport take?

The average journey time by train between London Kings Cross and Stansted Airport is 4 hours and 47 minutes, with around 4 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 London Kings Cross and Stansted Airport by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London Kings Cross to Stansted Airport is 4 hours and 42 minutes.

How much does the train from London Kings Cross to Stansted Airport cost?

Train ticket prices from London Kings Cross to Stansted Airport can start from as little as £17.70 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 London Kings Cross to Stansted Airport?

No, there are no direct train services from London Kings Cross to Stansted Airport. Travelling from London Kings Cross to Stansted Airport by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from London Kings Cross to Stansted Airport leave?

The first train from London Kings Cross to Stansted Airport leaves at 23:23. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London Kings Cross to Stansted Airport leave?

The last train from London Kings Cross to Stansted Airport leaves at 23:32. 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 London Kings Cross and Stansted Airport by train?

Trains travelling from London Kings Cross to Stansted Airport cover a distance of around 30 miles (48 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from London Kings Cross to Stansted Airport

Train tickets from London Kings Cross to Stansted Airport start at £17.70 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.

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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 London Kings Cross 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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