Beat the traffic & travel to Stansted by train
Roads between London and Stansted Airport are particularly busy during the morning and evening rush hours, which can delay travel to and from the airport. Regular congestion also increases the likelihood of accidents, which can occur without warning at any time. Junction 7 between London and Stansted Airport is well known to be an accident blackspot.
So, make the most of your travel time, because you’ve got more important places to be than stuck in traffic.
Why travel to Stansted by train?
Get there faster
With a journey time of just 50 minutes to Liverpool Street, there’s no quicker way to travel from Central London to Stansted Airport.
Time to suit you
Our trains run between Stansted Airport To London Liverpool Street every 30 minutes throughout the day, and every 15 minutes on weekdays in the early morning and evening.
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.
No booking fees
No surprises here. We don’t charge any additional fees and you’re covered by your price guarantee when you book through our website.
Don’t miss your flight
98.07% of our trains reach their destination within 5 mins of the schedule, so you can arrive cool, calm, and collected (data as of January 2022).
Lower your emissions
Go green between Central London and Stansted Airport. Our trains use just 23% of the total CO2 emitted on the same journey by road.
Straight from A to B
You can forget lengthy interchanges or long treks to the terminal. Our trains run straight into the heart of the city and airport.
Plugs at every point
You’re a multitasking maestro, and with free Wi-Fi and plugs at every seat, you’ll stay fully charged and in the know.
Get there in comfort
Compared to coaches and cars, our legroom is luxurious. And there are tables and power sockets if you want to work en route.
Breakaway from the herd and leave the lines behind. Book ahead and download your eticket straight to your phone.
Take your luggage straight on board, keep it in sight and get to it when you need to. There’s plenty of space for luggage above and below seats, plus luggage areas by the doorways.
Lovely little extras
Every Stansted Express ticket comes with great extras. You’ll enjoy 2FOR1 train ticket offers on some of London’s favourite restaurants, shows and attractions like The London Eye, Madame Tussauds, the Sea Life Centre and Thorpe Park Resort.
Average journey time and frequency. PPM figures are Stansted Express trains arriving within five minutes of scheduled journey, January 2022. Wi-Fi and plug sockets may not be available on all Stansted Express services. Emissions are indicative and are calculated using the Defra / DECC Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Conversion Factors. Rail emissions are calculated on a per passenger basis = 0.04 CO2 / pass km. Car emissions are based on a journey basis = 0.180kg CO2 / km. Distance is calculated at 56 km.