Severe disruption to Stansted Express train services in August
- Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August
- Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August
- Monday 29 August
There will be no direct trains from Stansted Airport to and from London Liverpool Street on various dates in August due to engineering works and strike action.
Please use alternative transport and avoid travelling by train.
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August: No services to Stratford
If you need to travel to or from Stratford, there is a London Underground train to London Liverpool Street station which we will stop at.
Severe disruption on 14th August – Avoid traveling with Stansted Express
You are strongly advised to use alternative travel options like car, coach or taxi to Stansted Airport.
An alternative route will operate from Stansted Airport to Cambridge, and then Cambridge to London Kings Cross station in central London. It will take approximately 2 hours. You can also get a tube between London Kings Cross and London Liverpool Street stations.
Stansted Express tickets will be accepted for this alternative route (by the London Underground, Great Northern, Greater Anglia and Cross Country train operators).
If you have no choice but to travel by rail, please allow plenty of additional travel time to arrive at the airport at the time specified by your airline (usually 3 hours before departure)
Severe disruption - Rail strike and engineering works
Please avoid travelling with us on Sunday 14, Saturday 20, Sunday 21 and Monday 29 August.
Alternative Transport Options
National Express and Airport Bus Express will be providing their usual coach service between Stansted Airport and central London, but they will be very busy.
Alternative Rail Route – Sunday 14th, 21st and 29th August
Stansted Express tickets are being accepted on the London Kings Cross <> Cambridge <> Stansted Airport route on these three dates.
*Average journey time.
Why take the train to Stansted Airport?
Less time travelling
With a journey time of just 50 minutes to Liverpool Street, there’s no quicker way to travel from Central London to Stansted Airport.
You don’t need to stress about social distancing. We’re making our trains as long as possible, so passengers can spread out. We’re constantly monitoring passenger numbers so that we can make trains longer or increase the frequency if necessary.
Time to suit you
Our trains run every 30 minutes throughout the day, and every 30 minutes in the early morning and late evening.
Breakaway from the herd and leave the lines behind. Book ahead and download your eticket straight to your phone. We don’t charge any additional fees and you’re covered by your price guarantee when you book through our website or mobile app.
You can take any train at any time without pre-booking – just in case things don’t go to plan. Our open returns are fully flexible, so you can travel up to 30 days from departure at no extra cost.
Straight from A to B
You can forget lengthy interchanges or long treks to the terminal. Our trains run straight into London and Stansted airport.
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