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View timetables and plan your journey

Our trains depart London and Stansted Airport every 15 minutes during the day, 7 days a week! 

Skip past the UK traffic jams with our speedy 48-minute average journey times. Check your journey with our train times tool below.

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.

Select Your Destination and Times

Check out our live departures page for up-to-date information about departures and arrivals. You can set up disruption alerts for your journey on our JourneyCheck website.

Download your Stansted Express Timetable

We recommend using our live train times tool above as there may be changes to our timetable.

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

The passenger assistance app enables you to request assistance with a couple of clicks. You can download it for Android and Apple devices and get started today.

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.


To check real-time train time information, head over to our Live Departures page.

Alternatively, click ‘check times’ on our homepage and enter your origin and destination stations then hit "view train times". This will show you up-to-date train times.

Trains depart London and Stansted Airport every 15 minutes during the day, 7 days a week.

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.

The last train leaving Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport is 23:25pm. The last train leaving Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street is 00:30pm.

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’. Use the earlier or later toggles to scroll through to find the train you are looking for on your selected route.

To check if your train is on time, head over to our Live Departures page. It will have a status update to say whether the train will be on time.

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 48 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

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