Stansted Express Trains

The Stansted Express links Central London to Stansted Airport; it is owned by Greater Anglia, who operate the East Anglia franchise. There are 40 Stansted Express trains in total, which reach top speeds of 100mph. Trains take from 47 to 56 minutes to reach Central London from Stansted and run every 15 minutes.

Stansted Express Train Map

While the Gatwick Express and Heathrow Express do not stop at intermittent stations, the Stansted Express also calls at Tottenham Hale, Bishop's Stortford, Harlow Town, and Stansted Mountfitchet. There are plans for the Stansted Express to call at Stratford Station on the West Anglia Main Line.

From Stansted Airport, you can travel to numerous international destinations. The station is less than an hour from Central London. Look at our Stansted Express train map to plan your trip and then buy your tickets from us.

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Stansted Express Customer Relations

Telephone: 0345 600 7245 (Option 8)

Open Monday to Saturday 08.00-20.00 Sunday 10.00-20.00 Bank Holidays 08.00-18.00

Post: Greater Anglia, The Hub, Colchester North Railway Station, North Station Road, Colchester, Essex CO1 1JS

Cycle Reservations: You are only allowed fully folded bicycles on Stansted Express services.

Assisted Travel: 0800 028 28 78

Lost Property: 0345 600 7245

Service Disruptions

Cancellations or work on the track can occasionally disrupt your travel plans.

It is worth keeping up to date on any alterations to your journey by visiting the Stansted Express service alterations page.

Delay Repay

Should your Stansted Express journey be delayed for any reason, you may be entitled to a full or partial refund as follows:

15 to 29 minutes: 25% of the cost of your single ticket or 12.5% of the cost of your return ticket

30 to 59 minutes: 50% of the cost of your single ticket or 25% of the cost of your return ticket

60 to 119 minutes:
100% of the cost of your single ticket or 50% of the cost of your return ticket

120 minutes or longer: 100% of the cost of your ticket, whether single or return

You can find more information on the Stansted Express delay repay page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Stansted Express run 24 hours?

The Stansted Express runs almost 24 hours a day. Services depart Stansted Airport from 05:30 to 00:30 and depart Liverpool Street Station from 03:40am on selected days.

Are Stansted Express trains running?

Stansted Express are currently running, with 4 departing London Liverpool Street every hour.

Does Stansted Express have toilets?

The Stansted Express has toilets on board which are regularly serviced.

Which trains go to Stansted Airport?

Stansted Express trains go to Stansted Airport every 15 minutes from Liverpool Street Station.

What stations does the Stansted Express stop at?

The Stansted Express stops at six stations: London Liverpool Street, Stansted Airport, Tottenham Hale, Bishop's Stortford, Harlow Town and Stansted Mountfitchet.