Stansted Airport to London Train Tickets

Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport

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You can always count on the Stansted Express to get you from Stansted Airport to London by train, quickly and efficiently! Operated by the Greater Anglia railway company, Stansted Express commuter trains serve as a dedicated link between Stansted and central London. You’ll enjoy ticket flexibility plus the essential travel comforts from your First or Standard Class seat. And because there are frequent daily departures (most leaving every 15 minutes), there’s never a better time than the present to head to London!

In as little as 46 minutes, you’ll arrive in London, the world-renowned UK capital. Capture the essence of the city’s influential history and culture simply by walking its shop-lined streets and visiting such celebrated landmarks as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, the National Gallery and the British Museum. Next, get your royalty on by taking a tour of Buckingham Palace, home of Queen Elizabeth II, and then top off the day browsing London’s famous West End shopping district.

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

Journey Details


Trains depart every 15 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes otherwise, with an average of 66 non-stop departures daily

Travel time

46 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations

Stansted Airport and London Liverpool Street

Train features

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

When booking your ‘Ticket ONLY on Departure’ for travel from Stansted Airport to London by train, you’ll notice there is one general travel fare available:


Anytime tickets offer full flexibility. With no time restrictions, you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours.
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.
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.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Free WiFi access
  • Power outlets for charging laptops or other mobile devices
  • 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
Additional Details

Seat reservations

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

Ticket Purchase Conditions and Delivery

Tickets for travel from Stansted Airport to London 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 station before boarding.

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