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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3 h 32 m
3 h 47 m
Trains per day
Of the 8 trains that leave Manchester for Stansted every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||149 miles (240 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 32 min|
|Average train ticket price||£71 (€80)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||East Midlands Railway, Cross Country or Avanti West Coast|
Trains from Manchester to Stansted cover the 149 miles (240 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 32 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Railway, Cross Country or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £71, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £52. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Stansted Airport.
Find the best trains to Stansted from Manchester with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from £52. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Stansted from Manchester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Omio helps you find the perfect Manchester - Stansted train with CrossCountry. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train from Manchester to Stansted, Omio shows you CrossCountry current train timetables, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Manchester to Stansted trip. You can expect to travel around 149 miles (240 km) to Stansted from Manchester on a train with CrossCountry. Once you are ready, buy your one-way CrossCountry tickets between Manchester and Stansted starting as low as £58 if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with CrossCountry!
Train information from Manchester to Stansted with CrossCountry:
When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When arriving in Stansted, you can end your journey in train stations like Stansted Airport, Stansted, London Stansted Airport and Stansted Mountfitchet.
Omio customers book a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stansted Airport most frequently for this route.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre of Manchester.
The most popular arrival train station, Stansted Airport, is located 5 miles (8.1 km) away from the city centre of Stansted.
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