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.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from Stansted Airport to London is 47 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Stansted Airport to London leaves at 04:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Stansted Airport to London cover a distance of around 31 miles (50 km) during the journey.
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.
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