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London to Stansted Airport Train Tickets E‑TICKET

London to Stansted Airport Train Tickets

Count on the Stansted Express to get you from London to Stansted Airport by train when it counts the most! Operated by the Greater Anglia railway company, Stansted Express commuter trains serve as a dedicated link between central London and Stansted. You’ll enjoy ticket flexibility plus the essential travel comforts from your First or Standard Class seat. Also, with frequent daily departure times (most leaving every 15 minutes), you’re sure not to miss that important flight!

Stansted Airport is located just outside the village of Stansted Mountfitchet, approximately 48 kms northeast of London. The international airport presently handles flights to more than 170 destinations all over Europe and North Africa as well as North and Central America. As a matter of fact, Stansted operates more scheduled flights to destinations within Europe than any other airport in the United Kingdom! While waiting to board the plane, be sure to visit the departure lounge where you’ll find a food court, drink bar and various shops for browsing.

Purchase your Stansted Express ‘Ticket ONLY on Departure’ e-ticket right here. Simply use the ticket collection reference # provided in the email we send you to collect your actual train ticket from a self-service ticket machine anywhere in Britain.

Journey details

Trains depart every 15 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes otherwise, with an average of 67 non-stop departures daily

Travel time
45 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations
London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport

Train features
Stansted Express Class 379 passenger trains, reaching a maximum speed of 161km/h

Stansted Express ticket fares

When booking your ‘Ticket ONLY on Departure’ for travel from London to Stansted Airport by train, you’ll notice there is one general travel fare available:
  • Anytime - These tickets are fully flexible. There are no time restrictions, so you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours. Seat reservations are not included.

Stansted Express ticket classes

  • Standard Class
    Standard class coaches provide comfortable, quality seating
  • First Class
    First class coaches have a quieter atmosphere, and come equipped with larger seats offering superior comfort and plenty of legroom. Passengers have access to the first class lounge at London Liverpool Street, where they can help themselves to a complimentary coffee or tea and a daily newspaper.

Stansted Express ticket discounts

  • Child discount
    Children under 5 years of age travel for free. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save up to 50% off the adult ticket price.

Stansted Express train services

  • Free WiFi access
  • Power outlets
  • Unlimited luggage allowance
  • Overhead storage racks for smaller personal items
  • Designated storage areas for larger luggage items
  • Travel assistance for passengers with special needs
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating and facilities

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Seat reservations
Your Stansted Express ‘Ticket ONLY on Departure’ does not include a seat reservation.

Ticket purchase conditions and delivery
Tickets for travel from London to Stansted Airport by train may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not permitted.

Once your e-ticket order has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation with a ticket collection #. Collect your physical ticket simply by using this number at a self-service ticket dispensing machine at the train station before boarding.

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