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Stansted Express – London Airport Transfer

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Price: £19.00 Buy Now

The Stansted Express train is the fastest way to get between Stansted Airport and central London.

The airport transfer

  • Trains departs every 15 minutes and the journey takes just 46 minutes
  • Available approximately 4am – 11.30pm depending on direction of travel
  • Around four times cheaper than a taxi and half the journey time

Why buy in advance?

  • Our e-tickets mean you’ll be ready to board the train as soon as you arrive - no need to queue at the ticket office with your heavy luggage
  • Book up to 6 months in advance

Please read More Information before ordering 

To place an order add the required quantity to the box below and click on Add to Shopping Basket.

 Single/Airport to LondonSingle/London to AirportReturn (Airport - London - Airport)Return (London - Airport - London)
Adult (16+)Express£19.00
1st Class£30.50
Child (5-15, under 5s free)Express£9.50
1st Class£15.25

Please complete the following:

Date of travel

How to Order

  • When booking a return ticket, please specify the initial direction of travel
  • You will immediately receive a confirmation email
  • Your Stansted Express ticket(s) and reference number will be emailed separately within 1 working day (i.e. not at weekends)
  • You must ensure that there is at least one working day between the day you book and the day you travel
  • If your email does not arrive, please check your spam filter. If your email is not there, contact VisitBritain

Using the Ticket

  • Print the ticket, take it with you and give it to the ticket inspector on the train.
  • If you buy a single ticket, it can only be used on the travel date selected when booking
  • If you buy a return ticket, your return journey must be no more than 30 days after your outbound journey
  • If your return journey is more than 30 days after your outbound journey from the airport, you will need to buy two single tickets


London Liverpool Street station to Stansted Airport

  • 7 days a week
  • First trains: 04.40 Monday – Friday, 03:40 Saturday, and 04:10 Sunday*
  • Last train: 23:25 Monday - Sunday

Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street station

  • 7 days a week
  • First trains: 06:00 Monday – Friday, 05:30 Saturday and Sunday*
  • Last train: 00:30 Monday - Sunday

* Additional services may operate Monday, Friday, and Saturday.

Stansted Express tickets are valid on National Express bus services between Stansted and London overnight when trains are not operating.

Will I receive a ticket in the post or by email?

Stansted Express tickets are sent by email.

Can I cancel my order? My plans have changed.

No. As per our terms & conditions, airport transfers are non-refundable and non-cancellable once booked. The date of travel cannot be changed or cancelled once you have booked your ticket.

When do I have to take my return journey by?

Your return journey must be made within 30 days of the outbound travel date.

Do I need to redeem my e-ticket?

You will receive an e-ticket when purchasing online, you will need to print your e-ticket at home and present it at the Stansted Express station or to the onboard staff for it to be scanned as a valid ticket for travel.

What’s the journey time from Stansted to London?

The Stansted Express takes just 45 minutes to travel between the airport and London Liverpool Street station in Zone 1.

How often do the Stansted Express trains depart?

Stansted Express services depart every 15 minutes.

Where do the Stansted Express trains depart?

At Stansted Airport, follow the signs inside the terminal building for the train station. At London Liverpool Street, check the electronic boards inside the station to see which platform you need for the next Stansted Express service.

What are the earliest and latest trains on the Stansted Express schedule?

London Liverpool Street  to Stansted
*  7 days a week
*  First train
      04:40 (Monday - Friday)
      03:40 (Saturday)
      04:10 (Sunday)
*  Last train: 23:25

Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street

*  7 days a week
*  First train
      06:00 (Monday - Friday)
      05:30 (Saturday and Sunday)
*  Last train
       00.30 (Monday - Sunday)

How far in advance can I book my Stansted Express airport transfer?

You can book upto 6 months in advance. You will be emailed an e-ticket when you purchase a Stansted Express airport transfer. If you have booked a return trip, this ticket can be used for both outward and return journeys. The outward journey must be made on the outbound travel date shown on the e-ticket, and the return journey must be made within 30 days of the outbound travel date.

I have not received my ticket yet – what should I do?

Stansted Express tickets are sent by e-ticket to the email address you provide when purchasing. It will be emailed within 1 working day of purchase. Please check your spam or junk mail folder as your email filtering system may have miscategorised our email. Please contact us if you have not received your e-ticket after 3 working days.

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