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Train Information between Manchester and Stansted

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 38 min
priceAverage train ticket price£72 (€80)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAvanti West Coast

Trains from Manchester to Stansted cover the 149 miles (240 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 38 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £58, but the average price of train tickets is £72. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Stansted Airport.

Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester 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 Manchester to Stansted.
FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets between Manchester and Stansted cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Manchester and Stansted for the next 7 days starting from £58  one way.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Manchester to Stansted on average?
The Manchester to Stansted train ticket price is on average £72  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.
What is the distance to Stansted from Manchester by train?
The Manchester to Stansted train distance is approximately 149 miles (240 km).
How long does it take from Manchester to Stansted by train?
The Manchester to Stansted train duration is on average 3 h 38 min, which is to be expected when travelling 149 miles (240 km) from Manchester to Stansted. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station in Manchester goes to Stansted? Which train station do I come into Stansted from Manchester?

There are a few train stations in Manchester to start your route from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. 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 Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Stansted Airport.

Where is the departure train station in Manchester located? Where is the arrival train station in Stansted located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.4 miles (587 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Stansted Airport, located 2.7 miles (4.3 km) away from the city centre.

Which train providers can take me to Stansted from Manchester?
When taking a train from Manchester to Stansted, you can count on Avanti West Coast for the best way to get you to Stansted. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Stansted from Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services per day are there from Manchester to Stansted?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from Manchester to Stansted. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
How early should I purchase train tickets between Manchester and Stansted to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Manchester to Stansted is on average £72 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets between Manchester and Stansted available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Stansted
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester 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 Manchester for your journey to Stansted.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales