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About Stansted Express

The Stansted Express is a UK rail service connecting central London to London Stansted Airport. Greater Anglia owns and operates Stansted Express.

Trains depart from Liverpool Street Station and call at Harlow, Bishop's Stortford, and Stansted Mountfitchet before reaching Stansted Airport.

Standard and first-class travel options are available on the Stansted Express. First-class areas are marked and separate from standard-class cars. Onboard amenities include complimentary WiFi, some power outlets (not at every seat), air conditioning, and restrooms.

Since 2017, Stansted Express has been an official partner of Wanderu. As a result, Wanderu users have access to the most up-to-date schedules, including first and last train times on Stansted Express services. By using Wanderu, you can also find some of the most affordable fares available on the Stansted Express!

Stansted Express Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
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Stansted Express train coverage

Daily Trips636

Stansted Express Routes & Network

Stansted Express’s train network features 6 train routes that connect 2 cities serving 4 stations. On average, Stansted Express performs about 636 train trips every day.

Top Cities Served by Stansted Express

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
London511:30 pm10:59 pm

Stansted Express Train Guide & FAQs

Yes, Stansted Express offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Stansted Express will have WiFi as advertised, some trains might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Stansted Express WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Stansted Express trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Stansted Express might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

On a typical day, Stansted Express has 636 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

No, Stansted Express does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Yes, Stansted Express requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

Yes, there are bathrooms on Stansted Express trains. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Stansted Express does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most trains do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Yes, Stansted Express requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the train. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most trains.

Stansted Express focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

How do I get the best deal on Stansted Express tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Stansted Express tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Stansted Express prices with trips offered by other train companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

When you’re ready to book, type your departure city and destination city in the search bar above, select your travel date, and let Wanderu work its magic to show you all of the best bus and train ticket prices available for your trip. Pick the ticket that’s best for your budget, schedule, and preferences, and complete the booking right on Wanderu to secure your great deal.

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