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Stansted Express Timetable

We operate half hourly services throughout the day 7 days a week, with 3 trains an hour at certain times of the day Monday to Friday.

Rail strike

Unions may announce strikes that will affect our trains. Check the dates and read our travel advice.

Covid-19 Travel

Want to find out more about what Stansted Express is doing to keep passengers safe during Covid-19? We have a handy guide that outlines all of the work our team are carrying out to ensure you feel safe when travelling with us, you can find out more here. We encourage that you become familiar with the measures we have put in place so that we can stop the spread and safeguard people’s health.

Find less busy trains

If you’re looking to avoid the busiest trains and stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic, Stansted Express has you covered. We have taken the time to introduce measures to count the number of people boarding our morning and evening train services across our network. From this, we have been able to pinpoint the busiest trains, so you can check ahead before you travel.

Currently, our busiest times are morning and evening peak services. You can also view our busy train trends. We encourage passengers to check our train trends ahead of booking and ask you to travel on a quieter service where possible to minimise contact with other passengers.

Assisted Travel, we’re here to help

To make sure that our staff can give you the best service and notify you if there is anything that will affect your journey, we recommend booking assistance in advance, giving us a minimum of two hours notice where possible.

Our Assisted Travel Team operates 24h a day, 7 days a week. For information and booking use any of the following methods.

Check before you travel

You can check live departure and platform information on our Live Departures page. 


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.

Stay in the know

We would strongly recommend following us on twitter @Stansted_Exp to keep up to date with train running information on the day.

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