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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.

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

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation the assisted travel support centre is operating under revised opening hours. If you need mobility assistance from staff on your journey please call:

Monday to Friday between 08:00 – 18:00 on 0800 028 2878 (free of charge) or via Textphone and Minicom: 18001 0800 028 2878.

If you are calling after 18:00 and need assistance for next day travel or calling at the weekend for travel Sunday or Monday please contact the National Rail Enquiries support team on 0800 0223720.

Alternatively, you can submit a request online.

Please book assistance a minimum of 12 hours before you travel. If your journey goes beyond our network and includes travel on other train operators' services, please book 24 hours before travelling so we can meet their notice period requirements.

Passenger assistance may change slightly from pre-pandemic assistance to maintain social distancing. For example, a customer might be wheeled in and out of the lift whilst the staff member uses the stairs. You can also still travel if you haven’t pre-booked assistance.

If you need to speak to us about your booking, train times or service information, call us on 0345 600 7245 (or +44 345 600 7245 from outside the UK) and select option 8.

We can only respond to phone calls and emails received in English. We’re sorry if this causes any inconvenience.

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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