Manchester to Stansted train

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Stansted

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Cheapest

£64

Average

£79

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.

Avanti West Coast
08:55Manchester3h33 12:28Stansted
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£641One-way
Avanti West Coast
07:15Manchester3h45 11:00Stansted
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£691One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:11Manchester3h49 12:00Stansted
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£721One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:15Manchester3h32 11:47Stansted
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£721One-way
Avanti West Coast
16:12Manchester3h41 19:53Stansted
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£821One-way

Train schedule Manchester to Stansted

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 20 May
Avanti West Coast
07:15Manchester3h45 11:00Stansted
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Avanti West Coast
08:11Manchester3h49 12:00Stansted
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Avanti West Coast
08:15Manchester3h32 11:47Stansted
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Cross Country
08:35Manchester4h06 12:41Stansted
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Avanti West Coast
08:55Manchester3h33 12:28Stansted
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Avanti West Coast
16:12Manchester3h41 19:53Stansted
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Avanti West Coast
17:55Manchester3h50 21:45Stansted
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Avanti West Coast
20:15Manchester4h03 00:18Stansted
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Fastest train times from Manchester to Stansted

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 32 m

Average

3 h 47 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

241 km

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.

Avanti West Coast
08:15Manchester3h32 11:47Stansted
0 changes
£721One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:55Manchester3h33 12:28Stansted
0 changes
£641One-way
Avanti West Coast
16:12Manchester3h41 19:53Stansted
0 changes
£821One-way
Avanti West Coast
07:15Manchester3h45 11:00Stansted
0 changes
£691One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:11Manchester3h49 12:00Stansted
0 changes
£721One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Stansted

distanceDistance149 miles (240 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 32 min
priceAverage train ticket price£71 (€80)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersEast 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.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Manchester to Stansted

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

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:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 41 min
  • Average Price: £58
  • CrossCountry frequency: 14 a day

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
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Manchester and Stansted for as little as £52  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Manchester to Stansted train prices are on average £71  one way.
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Manchester to Stansted via train to be approximately 149 miles (240 km).
While the time it takes to travel 149 miles (240 km) from Manchester to Stansted can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Manchester to Stansted is on average 3 h 32 min.

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.

When taking a train from Manchester to Stansted, you can count on East Midlands Railway, Cross Country or Avanti West Coast for the best way to get you to Stansted. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Stansted from Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Stansted is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first Manchester to Stansted train departs at 07: 05   and the last train from Manchester to Stansted leaves at 21: 15. Check out the most up-to-date Manchester to Stansted train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
If you buy a train ticket to Stansted from Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £71 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Manchester to Stansted are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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.
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ParkingParking
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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

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