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Trains from London to Stansted

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Trip Summary

There are 117 daily trains from London to Stansted. Traveling by train from London to Stansted usually takes around 46 minutes, but the fastest Stansted Express train can make the trip in 33 minutes.

Distance31 mi (50 km)
Fastest train0h 33m
Lowest price£18.83
Trains per day117
Most frequent serviceStansted Express
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from London to Stansted?

In the last month, £19.15 was the average price of a train ticket from London to Stansted. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £0.36 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from London to Stansted by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around £20 whenever you decide to board the train to Stansted.

Which train should you take from London to Stansted?

Stansted Express is the one and only train line which connects London to Stansted. However, there are 117 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Stansted Express1170h 47m£19.53
  • Stansted Express

    Stansted Express

    Stansted Express train tickets from London to Stansted start from £19, and on average cost . Daily there are 117 Stansted Express schedules to Stansted. Stansted Express in London leaves from Tottenham Hale Train Station and 2 other stations. And in Stansted trains arrive at Stansted Airport Train Station .

    From London to Stansted train travel on Stansted Express takes 0 hours and 47 minutes. If you are looking to get to Stansted faster, Stansted Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 33 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Stansted Express offers 96 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Stansted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from London to Stansted during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from London to Stansted?

The distance between London and Stansted is approximately 31 miles, or 50 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 46 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 33 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Stansted.

When are trains the most crowded?

Wednesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from London to Stansted. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Wednesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs London at 04:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from London to Stansted?

There are 117 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from London to Stansted.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Stansted to London.

City Information


One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where is the train station in London?

Departure stations

London has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Stansted.

All train stations in London:

  • Tottenham Hale Train Station

  • Liverpool Street Station

  • Stratford Train Station

Where is the train station in Stansted?

Arrival stations

Stansted has one train station.

Train stations in Stansted:

  • Stansted Airport Train Station

Need a return trip from Stansted to London?

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