Getting Your Ticket
When it comes to getting your ticket, things couldn’t be simpler when booking with Stansted Express. Whether you book in advance or get your tickets on the same day you travel, you can rest assured that your trip with us will be completely hassle-free.
Booking In Advance
You can book your Stansted Express tickets online up to six months in advance. Booking in advance through the Stansted Express website will normally give you the very best price. We'll send your ticket by email and you can choose how to use it.
Here’s a quick overview of how you can use your tickets if you book in advance online with us:
Apple Wallet & (NEW) Google Pay - download your ticket to your Google Pay or Apple Wallet app from the receipt page, email booking confirmation or My Account. Just have the app ready and waiting when ticket checks are completed onboard.
Show PDF On Your Email - once you have booked with us online, we will send an email confirmation of your journey. Attached to this email will be a PDF ticket that you’ll need to travel with us. Just be sure your phone is charged prior to getting on the train as you’ll need to show your ticket onboard.
Print the PDF - we understand that some people still prefer to have a physical copy of their ticket for peace of mind. After booking your ticket online you’ll receive a confirmation email from us with a PDF of your ticket attached. Simply print the PDF and bring this along with you when you travel with us.
Please note, tickets can no longer be purchased from the Stansted Express app.
Booking On The Day
If you haven’t pre-booked your ticket you will be able to purchase one from the station you are departing from. Please be sure to purchase your tickets prior to boarding the train.
There may be occasions where our train is full, especially at peak times; but fear not, as our service runs very regularly so you won’t have long to wait until the next service departs.
Please note: if you book your tickets using a Railcard, please do ensure that you bring it with you when travelling as your ticket will be invalid without proof of a Railcard.
If you’re travelling in a group of three or more, we’d recommend taking a look at our group ticket offers as you may well find a better deal than paying separately.
Find out more about the various ticket offers we have available on our website and save even more on your trip to and from Stansted Airport.