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Stansted Airport to London by train

It takes an average of 53m to travel from Stansted Airport to London by train, over a distance of around 31 miles (50 km). There are normally 72 trains per day travelling from Stansted Airport to London and tickets for this journey start from £20.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 47m
PriceFrom £20.70
Distance31 miles (50 km)
Frequency72 trains per day
First train04:15
Last train00:30
Departure stationStansted Airport
Arrival stationLondon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGreater Anglia

Stansted Airport to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Stansted Airport to London for Tuesday 28th June 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.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:00 stansted airport06:49 london liverpool streetPlat. 3 estimatedgreater anglia Peak49m, direct
06:15 stansted airport07:08 london liverpool streetPlat. 1 estimatedgreater anglia Peak53m, direct
06:40 stansted airport07:41 london liverpool streetPlat. 1 estimatedgreater anglia Peak1h 1m, direct
07:12 stansted airport08:10 london liverpool streetPlat. 1 estimatedgreater anglia Peak58m, direct
07:40 stansted airport08:40 london liverpool streetPlat. 1 estimatedgreater anglia Peak1h 0m, direct

Taking the train from Stansted Airport to London

Flying into Stansted Airport and heading into London by train? You're in luck. The train from Stansted Airport to London takes just 44m 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 from the airport to certain locations and you'll usually find around 86 trains per day travelling from Stansted Airport to London. Why not find out more in our guide to trains from 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 Stansted Airport to London? 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 Stansted Airport to London take?

The average journey time by train between Stansted Airport and London is 53 minutes, with around 72 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 Stansted Airport and London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Stansted Airport to London is 47 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Stansted Airport to London 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 Stansted Airport to London?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Stansted Airport to London without having to change trains. There are 72 direct trains from Stansted Airport to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Stansted Airport to London leaves at 04:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Stansted Airport to London leaves at 00:30. 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 Stansted Airport and London by train?

Trains travelling from Stansted Airport to London 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 London to Stansted Airport. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Stansted Airport to London.

Cheap train tickets from Stansted Airport to London

Train tickets from Stansted Airport to London 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 Stansted Airport to London 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.

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