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Stansted Airport to London Paddington

Trains From Stansted Airport To London Paddington

London Paddington is one of capital’s main railway stations located centrally in the city. Paddington provides a service to South Wales, West London and the Thames Valley. London Paddington has its own underground station, located in Zone 1, connects with the Bakerloo, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines.

London Paddington is a great place to start if you want to see famous London landmarks. The Kensington Palace gardens are within a 20 minute walk from the station. Kensington Gardens neighbours Hyde Park; the largest (350 acres) of 4 Royal Parks in London. Hyde Park is home to the famous Speakers Corner, a site where people have debated and spoken to the public since the 1800’s.

How long does it take to get from Stansted Airport To London Paddington?

The journey from Stansted Airport To London Paddington takes around 1 hour 15 minutes, depending on the route.

What is the quickest train route to London Paddington from Stansted Airport?

The quickest way to get from Stansted Airport to London Paddington Cross is to get the Stansted Express train to Tottenham Hale Station then join the Victoria Line to St Pancras, then onto the Hammersmith & City line (pink) or Circle line (yellow) to Paddington.

Please note, your Stansted Express ticket won't cover your London Underground travel, you can purchase these on the day at the London Underground stations. You can easily use the London Underground by using your card's contactless technology.

What is the quickest train route to Stansted Airport from London Paddington?

The quickest route by train to get from London Paddington to Stansted Airport is to take the tube from Paddington, using the Circle line or Hammersmith & City line. Change at King's Cross St. Pancras onto the Victoria line to take you to Tottenham Hale Station. From Tottenham Hale, you can take the Stansted Express directly to Stansted Airport. The terminals are a short, 2-3 minute walk from the airport train station.

Looking for more information about the reverse journey? Journey information for travelling to Stansted Airport from London Paddington can be found here.

Please note your Stansted Express ticket is not valid on the underground, but you can buy an underground ticket on the day of travel or use your contactless card to swipe through the barriers.

Why travel with Stansted Express?

  • Take the legwork out of your journey. Stansted Express covers most of the distance to London Paddington, with trains running every 15 minutes during the day between Stansted Airport and London.
  • The Stansted Express service starts at Stansted Airport from 05:30am (06:00am Tuesdays to Thursdays) and finishes at 12.30am.
  • Stansted Express tickets are flexible, you can travel on any train on the outward date you booked and return anytime within that month.

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