COVID-19 Travel Guide
Learn more ›

Trains from Stansted to London

Lowest Prices

We partner with the top bus & train carriers to bring you the best deals.

No Wanderu Fees

Without any extra fees, we make it easy to book your tickets.

Best Travel Options

We help you find & compare the best buses & trains in one place.

Trip Summary

There are 125 daily trains from Stansted to London. Traveling by train from Stansted to London usually takes around 46 minutes, but the fastest Stansted Express train can make the trip in 31 minutes.

Distance31 mi (50 km)
Fastest train0h 31m
Lowest price$25.86
Trains per day125
Most frequent serviceStansted Express
Train lines1

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

In the last month, $26.69 was the average price of a train ticket from Stansted to London. 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 3 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $0.02 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10FMAMJJASONDJ
Traveling from Stansted to London 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 $27 whenever you decide to board the train to London.

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 125 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Stansted Express1250h 46m$26.74
  • Stansted Express

    Stansted Express

    Stansted Express train tickets from Stansted to London start from $26, and on average cost . Daily there are 125 Stansted Express schedules to London. Stansted Express in Stansted leaves from Stansted Airport Train Station . And in London trains arrive at Tottenham Hale Train Station and 2 other train stations.

    From Stansted to London train travel on Stansted Express takes 0 hours and 46 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, Stansted Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 31 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Stansted Express offers 85 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to London.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Stansted to London 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 Stansted to London?

The distance between Stansted and London 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 31 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to London.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Stansted to London tend to have the most passangers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. 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.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

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.

Is there a direct train from Stansted to London?

There are 125 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

London

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

Need a return trip from London to Stansted?

Search Train Tickets

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap bus and train tickets hassle-free and with no additional fees. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best bus and train deals out there.

Book buses and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

iPhone
Android
Available on iOS & Android