Download your Stansted Express Timetable
We run up to 4 trains an hour during the busiest peak periods, and every 30 minutes during the off-peak including the weekends. Download our timetable today.
Plan your journey with our train times tool
The train times tool is designed to make finding train times faster and easier. You can use it to search times for your journey, check if trains are running on time and see if there are any disruptions.
Our timetables can change a few days before industrial action. Check upcoming rail strike dates affecting Stansted Express.
Booking in advance can save you money
Remember, if you book in advance, you can pay just £9.90 for a one-way ticket. Learn about Advance tickets or book directly today.
Want to travel on a train with less people?
You may want to travel at a time when the train is quiet so you have more space. To find a time when fewer people are travelling why not look at our busy train trends tool? Currently, our busiest times are morning and evening peak services.
We can help you with assisted travel
We want everyone to enjoy their journey. If you require assistance, we recommend booking in advance. You can do this through our Assisted Travel Team. They operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can book through any of the following methods.
Contact us by phone
- You can call us on: 0800 028 2878 (free from landlines & mobiles).
- Text Type: 18001 0800 028 2878.
- From outside the UK call: 0345 600 7235 (Option 4) or +44 345 600 7245
Use the Passenger Assist app
Use our assisted travel contact form
You can request assistance through our online form. This is done through our partner company Greater Anglia but will apply to all Stansted Express travel, details are requested in the form.
Check live departures for any disruptions
You can use our Live Departures page to see if you train is one time, check which platform to wait for your train and understand if there are any disruptions.
Looking for compensation on a delayed train?
If you arrive at your destination more than 15 minutes late, you can claim compensation through our delay repay scheme. You’ll need your ticket and journey details to make a claim. Please visit our Refunds page for more information.
Keep up to date with your train information
We use Twitter to keep people up to date with train information on the day. Follow us by going to @Stansted_Exp and clicking the follow button.
The first train leaving Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport is 03:40am Monday to Saturday and 04:10am on Sunday. The first train leaving Stansted Airport to Liverpool Street is 05:30am.
Last train times can change, however, currently the last train leaving Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport is 23:25. The last train leaving Stansted Airport to Liverpool Street is 00:30pm.
We run up to 4 trains an hour during the busiest peak periods, and every 30 minutes during the off-peak including the weekends.
These times are subject to change. To search for the first or last train of the day, select a time in our train times tool further up this page and hit ‘View Train Times Now’. Use the earlier or later toggles to scroll through to find the train you are looking for on your selected route.
To check which platform your train leaves from, click ‘check times’ on our homepage and enter your origin and destination stations then hit "view train times". The platform number should be displayed directly underneath the train’s departure station.
If your train is cancelled, you will be able to take the next service to your destination. All Stansted Express tickets are flexible – you can catch any train on the outbound travel date booked.
If your train is cancelled and no other services are running, you’ll generally be entitled to a refund.
From London Liverpool Street station, the journey time is just 50 minutes. Making it the quickest way to travel from central London to Stansted Airport.
From Stratford station, the journey is approximately 1 hour to Stansted Airport.
From Tottenham Hale station, the journey is 37 minutes to Stansted Airport