How long does it take to get from King’s Cross to Stansted Airport?
The average journey time for people travelling from King’s Cross to Stansted Airport is just over an hour, so make sure you have allocated enough time to make your flight. Once you arrive at the airport train station, it is an easy 2-3 minute sheltered walk to the main terminal, making the train the easiest and most stress-free method of public transport to get you on your flight from Stansted Airport.
What is the fastest route to Stansted Airport from King’s Cross Station, London?
The quickest and easiest route to get from King’s Cross to Stansted Airport is take the underground to Tottenham Hale using the Victoria Line (light blue), then take the Stansted Express to Stansted Airport from Tottenham Hale. You can use your Oyster or contactless card on the underground, but will need to purchase a ticket for the Stansted Express to take you from Tottenham Hale to Stansted Airport.
The journey takes just over an hour from Kings Cross to Stansted Airport, and once you arrive at the airport train station the main terminal is a quick 2-3 minute walk. You can ask the staff at the station to direct you to the terminal or follow the prominent signage directing you there.
To get the best price on tickets to Stansted Airport from Tottenham Hale, on the Stansted Express, you can book in advance. Tickets start at £9.50 for a one-way journey. Return tickets are flexible, allowing you to travel any time within one month. Further savings can be made with group or webduo tickets, so if you are travelling with companions these may be good options for you.
Going the other way? Get travel information about the train journey from Stansted Airport to King’s Cross here.
Why travel on the Stansted Express?
- Once you get on the Stansted Express service at Tottenham Hale, the train will take you directly to the airport and it’s only a 2-3 minute sheltered walk to the main terminal from there, making the Stansted Express service the easiest and most convenient method of public transport for this journey.
- The Stansted Express service starts at 05.30am and finishes at 12.30am, with regular trains running approximately every 30 minutes.
- Stansted Express tickets are flexible, you can travel on any train on the outward date you booked and return anytime within that month.