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Trains to Stansted

As the fourth busiest airport in the UK, Stansted airport has frequent and efficient train services running from the east of England and London. Those wishing to catch a connecting train to Stansted airport should catch the Stansted Express, which runs directly from London Liverpool Street to Stansted airport. Trains to Stansted depart every 15 minutes throughout the day and every 30 minutes outside peak time. It is also possible to catch the train to Stansted from the East Anglia towns of Sheringham, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Felixstowe. All that is required is a change at Ely in nearby Cambridgeshire by simply crossing the platform for trains to Stansted Airport.


Most popular trains connections to Stansted

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Trains to Stansted from London
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Trains to Stansted from Bristol
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Trains to Stansted from Nottingham
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Trains to Stansted from Manchester
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Trains to Stansted from Birmingham



Trains to Stansted - FAQs

Which train companies offer connections to Stansted?

CrossCountry regional operate trains to Stansted from Birmingham New Street .via the cities of Cambridge, Peterborough and Leicester, arriving at Platform 2. Abellio Greater Anglia operate Stansted Express services from London Liverpool Street, with arrivals every 15 to 30 minutes at Platform 1 or 3.

Which cities have direct routes to Stansted?

In addition to Birmingham, Leicester and Peterborough, Cambridge is the closest main railway station to Stansted. Direct trains from Cambridge to Stansted Airport can take as little as 28 minutes. In contrast, some services connect at Ely and have journey durations of up to an hour - or occasionally longer, depending on the time of day. Passengers travelling on trains to Stansted from Cambridge can choose from more than one timetabled service an hour, from early morning to late evening. Additionally, there are plans to resume direct services from Stratford, East London from 2019.

What are the main stations in Stansted?

Stansted has two stations: Stansted Mountfitchet, on the West Anglia main line, as well as Stansted Airport which is served by a newer branch line. Here, the modern airport terminus is linked to the main terminal building via escalators, lifts and a short sheltered walkway. Conversely, Stansted Mountfitchet railway station is approximately half a mile from the village centre.

How to travel from London to Stansted airport?

Due to Stansted's popularity, cheap trains tickets can be found quite easily when you book in advance. The average price from London to Stansted is around £15, but on the other end of the spectrum trains from Edinburgh can be closer to £40, when booked in advance.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Stansted Mountfitchet

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