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Stansted - London Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 141 daily trains from Stansted to London. Traveling by train from Stansted to London usually takes around 52 minutes, but the fastest Stansted Express train can make the trip in 33 minutes.

Distance31 mi (50 km)
Fastest train0h 33m
Lowest price$24.02
Trains per day141
Most frequent serviceStansted Express
Train lines1

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

In the last month, $24.93 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 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $0.23 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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.

Prices as travel date approaches


Since the average price of train trips from Stansted to London remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

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 141 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Stansted Express1410h 52m$25.12
  • Stansted Express

    Stansted Express

    Stansted Express train tickets from Stansted to London start from $24, and on average cost . Daily there are 141 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 52 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 33 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Stansted Express offers 131 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

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.

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 141 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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