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Fast Trains To & From Stansted Airport

With fast, frequent trains between Stansted Airport and Liverpool Street Station, the Stansted Express is the fastest way to get to Central London with journeys from just 47 minutes.

Trains depart every 15 minutes on weekdays and you can save up to 50% on tickets when you book in advance. Stansted Express trains also stop at Tottenham Hale underground station on the way to Liverpool Street Station.

Travelling on the Stansted Express

Aside from the convenience of our trains taking you 2 minutes walk from the terminal, and journeys taking just 47 minutes from Central London, there are other reasons to choose the Stansted Express train to take you to Stansted Airport. 

  • Designed for your comfort
    All our trains are fully air-conditioned with spacious seats, offering you a comfortable and relaxing journey between Central London and Stansted Airport.
  • Unlimited luggage allowance
    We always have space for your luggage on the Stansted Express trains, as our carriages are designed with luggage in mind. Our overhead racks are easy-to-reach for your smaller items like coats and hand luggage. For oversized or awkward items such as skis, buggies or large suitcases, we have designated areas on the carriage. 
  • Worried about a delayed flight?
    Our flexible tickets allow you to catch any train on your outbound journey, so even if your flight to Stansted Airport is delayed, you can still catch the Stansted Express train to Central London, without having to purchase additional tickets or incur a surcharge. 
  • Plug Sockets and free WiFi
    If you need to plug your phone or laptop in to charge, there are sockets available next to your seat. Free WiFi is available throughout the train allowing you to stay connected all the way from Central London to Stansted Airport. 
  • Accessible travel
    All our trains are wheelchair accessible, with accessible toilets onboard and friendly staff to help you get on and off the train. With lifts, ramps and easily accessible platforms, Stansted Airport and London Liverpool Street offer step-free access throughout both stations. For more specific information about wheelchair and mobility scooter dimension allowances on our trains, please visit our Train Facilities page. To book assistance on the Stansted Express train, visit our Assisted Travel page. 

Stansted Airport Train Station

Stansted Airport is located between London and Cambridge. Stansted Express trains to and from London Liverpool Street take just 47 minutes, and run every 15 minutes during the day, 7 days a week. You can also get the Stansted Express service from Tottenham Hale.  

The Stansted Airport Train Station is located just 2 minutes walk away from the airport terminal, making the train one of the most convenient methods of transport to and from the airport. To find your way to and from the airport station, you can follow the signs or ask one of our friendly staff members for directions. 

Facilities at Stansted Airport

As Britain’s 4th busiest airport, you can expect plenty of places to eat, drink, relax and shop before your departure. There is also Duty Free straight after security. 

  • Free WiFi
    There is free WiFi available within the terminal. For your journey to and from the airport on the Stansted Express there is also free WiFi, keeping you connected throughout your journey. 
  • Travelling with babies or young children
    If you are travelling with babies or young children, there are a number of baby changing facilities within the terminal.
  • Business Lounge
    The Escape Lounge can be found within the main departure waiting area. Just ask a member of staff to direct you if you can’t find it. 
  • Lost property
    If you lose something on one of the Stansted Express trains, then you can find out how to recover your item on our FAQ page, click on ‘Lost Property’ in the left-hand menu for further information. If you mislay an item at the airport, lost property information can be found on the Stansted Airport website. If you leave something on the plane, then you will have to contact your airline for directions on how to recover your missing item. 
  • Travelling with pets
    Stansted Airport only allows Assistance Dogs inside the terminals. 

The check-in area is on the ground-floor of the terminal at Stansted Airport. The screens in the entrance will guide you to your designated check-in desk. 

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