Trains to Stansted Airport

Getting a train to Stansted Airport is simple, with excellent links from London and across the UK.

How to get to Stansted Airport by train

Stansted has its own station, which is a two-minute walk from the check-in area. When you leave the train, head straight for the escalators, and you’ll be in the terminal building,

Travelling from London to Stansted Airport train station is especially easy, with trains from Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport running every half an hour. They take around 50 minutes.

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Top routes to Stansted Airport

Birmingham New Street to London Euston 1h 26mins £16
Milton Keynes to London Euston 35mins £16.30
Birmingham International to London Euston 1h 15mins £16
Chester to London Euston 2h 05mins £32
Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston 2h 20mins £25

What to do at Stansted Airport

At Stansted Airport, you'll find plenty going on to keep you engaged while waiting for your gate number. As with most airports, shopping takes centre stage, offering a whole host of shops. Ideal for any last-minute clothing or travel essentials.

When you get hungry, prepare to be spoiled for choice with Stansted Airport's diverse food options. From traditional quick coffees to sit-down restaurants, enjoy a number of different cuisines.

For those who enjoy a drink before take-off, there are plenty of pubs including The Windmill, The Beerhouse and The Cabin. Perfect for a classic “airport pint” prior to your flight.

Furthermore, Stansted Airport offers luxury lounges, including The Escape Lounge. Described as ‘an oasis of calm’, this is excellent for those who like to stay away from the vibrant airport bustle.

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Ways to save on your train ticket to Stansted Airport

If you’re looking to save some extra money on your train ticket to Stansted Airport, there are a few ways.

First up is Avanti's Best Fare Finder, which is where you can go to get the best deal on train tickets. You can also set up Advance Train Ticket Alerts to secure the lowest price ahead of time.

If you’re able to be flexible with your journey time (and your flight time aligns), travel off-peak. This involves travelling between 10:30 and 14:30 or after 20:00 in the midweek, or any time on Friday or the weekend.

For those of you looking to book tickets as a family, you need to check out our Family Tickets page. This tells you all you need to know about child tickets and Family railcards.

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Get the Avanti app

If you want the freedom to pick your own seat, keep in tune with train times and generally make your life easier when travelling with us, download the Avanti West Coast App.

Get other special benefits such as making changes to your route, tracking your train, and buying tickets with your payment method of choice. The app also allows you to store all your tickets in one place, all with zero booking fees.

We understand that air travel can be stressful, so we want to make the bit before that as smooth as possible for you.

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London Euston Station