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Stansted - London Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 155 daily train trips between Stansted and London. The average train journey from Stansted to London takes 52 minutes, but some Stansted Express train trips are as short as 33 minutes.

Distance31 mi (50 km)
Fastest train0h 33m
Lowest price$26.54
Trains per day155
Most frequent serviceStansted Express
Train lines1

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Stansted and London cost $26.85, on average. This is about as cheap as train fares get on this route. Booking your trip at least 8 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $0.30 more.

Monthly average prices

The price of a train ticket from Stansted to London remains pretty stable, regardless of when you plan to travel. Tickets on this route usually cost $25 throughout the year.

Which train should you take from Stansted to London?

Stansted Express is the one and only train line which connects Stansted to London. However, there are 155 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Stansted Express1550h 52m$26.85
  • The Stansted Express is a UK rail service operated by Greater Anglia that connects London to London Stansted Airport. Trains depart from Liverpool Street Station and make stops at Harlow, Bishop's Stortford, and Stansted Mountfitchet before reaching the airport. The service offers standard and first-class travel options, with onboard amenities including complimentary WiFi, some power outlets, air conditioning, and restrooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Stansted and London is approximately 31 miles, or 50 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 52 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 London.

Trains departing from Stansted to London tend to have the most passengers on Thursday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Thursday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Stansted at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 155 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Stansted to London.

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

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 Stansted?

Main departure station: Stansted Airport Train Station

There is one train station in Stansted.

All train stations in Stansted:

  • Stansted Airport Train Station

Where is the train station in London?

Main arrival station: Tottenham Hale Train Station

There are more train stations and stops in London than most cities. Most trains from Stansted will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in London:

All train stations in London:

  • Tottenham Hale Train Station

  • Liverpool Street Station

  • Stratford Train Station

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