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Please buy a ticket online before travelling with Stansted Express. Oyster and contactless travel is not accepted at Stansted Airport and you risk being charged a penalty fare if you are travelling without the correct ticket.
From the 23rd January, the penalty fare is increasing to £100, plus the price of the full single fare applicable for your intended journey. However, if it is paid within 21 days, the penalty fare is reduced to £50 plus the price of the single fare applicable.
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 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.
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.
Our trains run every 30 minutes throughout the day, and every 30 minutes in the early morning and late evening.
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.
You can forget lengthy interchanges or long treks to the terminal. Our trains run straight into London and Stansted airport.
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