London to Stansted train

Cheap train tickets from London to Stansted

Showing times and prices for 01 Jul

Cheapest

£14

Average

£18

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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09:28London Liverpool Street0h50 10:18Stansted Mountfitchet
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£141One-way
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10:28London Liverpool Street0h50 11:18Stansted Mountfitchet
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08:28London Liverpool Street0h53 09:21Stansted Mountfitchet
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10:10London Liverpool Street0h43 10:53Stansted Mountfitchet
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10:58London Liverpool Street0h55 11:53Stansted Mountfitchet
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Train schedule London to Stansted

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08:28London Liverpool Street0h53 09:21Stansted Mountfitchet
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08:55London Liverpool Street0h42 09:37Stansted Mountfitchet
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09:28London Liverpool Street0h50 10:18Stansted Mountfitchet
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10:10London Liverpool Street0h43 10:53Stansted Mountfitchet
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10:28London Liverpool Street0h50 11:18Stansted Mountfitchet
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10:58London Liverpool Street0h55 11:53Stansted Mountfitchet
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Fastest train times from London to Stansted

Showing times and prices for 01 Jul

Fastest Journey

42 m

Average

48 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

49 km

Of the 6 trains that leave London for Stansted every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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08:55London Liverpool Street0h42 09:37Stansted Mountfitchet
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10:10London Liverpool Street0h43 10:53Stansted Mountfitchet
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09:28London Liverpool Street0h50 10:18Stansted Mountfitchet
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Overview: Train from London to Stansted

distanceDistance30 miles (48 km)
durationAverage train duration38 min
priceAverage train ticket price£16 (€18)
frequencyTrain frequency47 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 45 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGreater Anglia

Trains from London to Stansted cover the 30 miles (48 km) long trip taking on average 38 min with our travel partners like Greater Anglia. Normally, there are 47 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £14, but the average price of train tickets is £16. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Stansted Airport.

Train providers: Abellio Greater Anglia trains London to Stansted

For as little as £14 you can travel by train between London and Stansted with Abellio Greater Anglia. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

Abellio Greater Anglia

Book your Abellio Greater Anglia London to Stansted train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check Abellio Greater Anglia up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest London to Stansted routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable Abellio Greater Anglia train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance to Stansted from London is 30 miles (48 km), and the best price for a one-way London - Stansted Abellio Greater Anglia train ticket starts at £14 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your Abellio Greater Anglia ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with Abellio Greater Anglia!

Trains from London to Stansted

The train journey to Stansted from London runs frequently. There are 42 trains that operate between the two locations per day, making travel easy with the constant running trains, and also meaning that train tickets to Stansted Airport easy to find. The average duration for the train journey is around 51min but can vary depending on when you choose to travel. Passengers should always expect that their departing station is London Liverpool Station and will always arrive at Stansted Airport Station (SSD.)

London to Stansted Train Time: Daily Departures

There are multiple train journeys that operate per day from London to Stansted. Passengers who are looking for tickets will find that trains operate every 30min and commonly depart at 10min past the hour or 40min past the hour. The first train departs at 4:10 a.m. and the last train departs at 1:25 p.m. with approximately two trains running every hour. The regularity of these trains means that they run at a tight and reliable schedule that you can rely on.

How long is the journey by train from London to Stansted?

Reaching Stansted Afrom London can be done by a quick train journey of approximately 50min. Depending on what hours that you choose to travel, the duration of your train ride can differ. During the early hours of the morning, at 4:10 a.m. your journey will take 47min. However, during peak times your journey can take up to 59min. Those who are planning to travel in normal hours and around mid-day can expect that their journey will average at either 50min or 52min.

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What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Stansted?

Departure train station:strong> The station that will serve all of your trains to Stansted will always be from London Liverpool Street Station. This station is just 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from London’s city centre and can be reached with just a short journey on the central line. The journey will take around 7min if you catch the underground line towards West Ruislip and disembark at Bank Station. The journey is then only 4min on foot.

Arrival train station:strong> Your arrival station in Stansted will always be Stansted Airport Station (SDD) when you travel from London Liverpool Street Station. A train is the quickest option of route to reach London’s city centre from Stansted. It stands at a distance of just 34 miles (55 km) Stansted Airport Station is gifted with lots of public transport options that can take you to desired destinations of your choosing. The most common form of public transport is either by bus or use of the airport shuttle.

Which train companies travel from London to Stansted?

The only train company that offers routes from London to Stansted is Greater Anglia. Greater Anglia is not only the only company that travels the distance between the two locations, but it also only offers direct routes, making train tickets to Stansted Airport easy to find. The duration of your journey alters only in 12min from its slowest running train to its fastest running train. Passengers that travel to Stansted Airport with Greater Anglia means that they’re a customer of great service, good onboard facilities, and a provider that offers punctual and reliable travel.

Greater Anglia trains from London to Stansted

Direct trains with Greater Anglia to Stansted from London run frequently. These trains run on a tight schedule of every 30min. They will always arrive at Stansted Airport (SSD) and depart from London Liverpool Street, both of which are well located. Expect that the duration of your journey to be no more than 59min and to average at approximately 51min during mid-day. Greater Anglia is one of the leading train journeys in the UK, meaning that you’re travelling with a reliable and excellent provider.

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To Stansted by train – travel tips

There are lots of exciting attractions and opportunities that will allow you to experience Stansted in its optimism. Whilst Stansted Airport is one of the leading places that draws people into Stansted, there’s still lots to do that everyone visiting can enjoy.

If you’re visiting with children then consider some of the top attractions like Mountfitchet Castle, National Trust – Hatfield Forest, Mountfitchet Castle & Normal Village, House on the Hill Museum, The Gardens of Easton Lodge, Bishop Stortford Escape Rooms, and more. These exciting attractions that are suitable for all members of the family are easily accessible by just a quick journey by taxi or public transport from Stansted Airport Station (SSD.)

Alternatively, if you’re looking for suitable attractions in the evening whilst you’re in Stansted then enjoy either the top bars, clubs, or restaurants. Just some of the top restaurants include Brohmon, Bombay Butler, Crimson 8, Café Yeomans, The Lower Street Brasserie, The Cork House, Wood Grill, The Cock Public House, Pino Pizza & Grill, Lams, China Garden, The Margos, among others. Otherwise, you might be visiting Stansted solely for the purpose of using Stansted Airport and if you are, you have lots of suitable accommodation options during your stay. Some accommodation can be found directly on-site Stansted Airport or are only a convenient commute away.

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Services on Board

  • Greater Anglia trains offer great onboard facilities, no matter what class that you’re travelling with. Both first-class and second-class tickets are able to be purchased for your journey between the two locations. First-class passengers can benefit from extra spacious legroom, the ultimate privacy, a table at every seat, free Wi-Fi, complimentary refreshments like coffee (freshly brewed), tea (Yorkshire Tea, Earl Grey, Green Tea or Peppermint), speaking or still water, snacks (selection of pretzels or biscuits), as well as much more.

  • Greater Anglia prides themselves in their great service to all guests and going above and beyond in their efforts to accommodate passengers with reduced mobility access. Disabled assistance is available but must be booked with a minimum of 12h before travel. Passengers are allowed to bring two locations items on board the train like suitcases along with one small piece of hand luggage. However, this may be difficult during peak travel.

  • Travellers can bring up to two dogs, cats, or other small domestic animals on board providing that they don’t take up a seat. Bicycles can be brought onboard the train free of charge. However, spaces are subject to availability and your chosen time of travel.

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Stansted?

  • Passengers who are looking for cheap train tickets to Stansted Airport Station should try a variety of money-saving options to guarantee the best price for their travel. Some of the most useful tips include the fact that you should book in advance. Tickets are usually budget-friendly but you can save even more money by booking with appropriate time beforehand.

  • Alternatively, passengers should be flexible with their dates as a specific day that they choose to travel could include the price of their ticket. Changing a travel date with a difference of only a matter of days could mean that you’re able to benefit from a cheaper price of ticket. Another money-saving option is to choose from slow or connecting trains but as trains to Stansted Airport from London Liverpool Street Station are always direct, passengers are always guaranteed the best price in that respect.

Travel Tips: Trains from London to Stansted

Travel by train to Stansted easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Stansted.
FAQs
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between London and Stansted for the next 7 days starting from £14  one way.
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Stansted train price to come in at an average of £16  one way.
You should expect to travel around 30 miles (48 km)  between London and Stansted by train.
On average the train from London to Stansted duration is 38 min  for the 30 miles (48 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

There are a few train stations in London to start your trip from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. In Stansted you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Stansted Airport, Stansted, London Stansted Airport and Stansted Mountfitchet.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria   and arrive in Stansted Airport.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Stansted Airport, located 5 miles (8.1 km) away from the city centre.

Take the London to Stansted train with Greater Anglia. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to Stansted from London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 45 direct trains per day between London and Stansted, and you can find a direct train for this journey with Greater Anglia  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
The average number of trains departing London for Stansted is 47 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first train from London to Stansted leaves at 06: 10   and the last train for this leaves at 22: 58. Omio shows you the latest train from London to Stansted schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Stansted from London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £16 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from London to Stansted a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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London Victoria is the most popular London railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your journey to Stansted.
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Public transport options for London Victoria
Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Metro: Tube Lines.
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Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139
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Public transport options for London Waterloo
Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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Public transport options for London Liverpool Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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Public transport options for London Bridge
Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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Public transport options for Heathrow Airport T123
Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
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Public transport options for London Marylebone
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
Metro: Bakerloo Line.

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