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Refund Policy Update

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You’ll find answers to the most frequently asked questions on our website, but if you need to talk, we’re here to help.

We’re working hard to help all our customers who have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, we’re currently experiencing extremely high call volumes so it may take longer than usual to speak to us.

If you would like to apply for a refund, we highly recommend contacting us online where possible. For tickets purchased online, simply email your original booking confirmation plus your request for a refund to refunds@stanstedexpress.com. For tickets bought at a ticket office or from an agent, please see our Refunds and Compensation page.

Coronavirus ticket refund update

Due to the current situation with the Covid-19 coronavirus we are changing the rules on refunds and changes to travel plans with immediate effect, in line with national rail industry policy.

Walk-up tickets (Singles and Returns, not Advance)

  • If you have a walk-up ticket, bought at a Stansted Express station or from the Stansted Express website or app, but you decide not to travel, you can receive a full refund, with no admin fee. This applies to any tickets already booked and any new bookings made between now and 31 May 2020.
  • If you have bought a ticket online you will be able to request a refund online. No fee will be charged. Simply Email your original booking confirmation plus your request for a refund to refunds@stanstedexpress.com.
  • If you have purchased your tickets booked from a non Stansted Express ticket office or online retailer then you will need to contact whoever sold you the ticket to arrange the refund.

Advance tickets

  • Advance tickets purchased prior to 07:00 Monday 23 March 2020 can be refunded in full with no admin fee.
  • You can also change the date of travel for a future date free of charge (the normal £10 admin fee will be waived). However, there are no refunds on these tickets if you decide not to use them. When changing the date, any difference in fare will still be charged, you can only change for a date that is up to 12 weeks ahead. No refund will be given if the new journey results in a lower fare.
  • The origin station, destination station and operator must remain the same. Travel can be re-booked up to 31 August 2020, but note that Advance bookings open 12 weeks in advance of a travel date. The fee free changes apply as travel dates become available 12 weeks in advance.

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