Director’s Notice: Revised Public Transport Provision 20th July: Download PDF
This web page provides information about both temporary and normal travel services, but during COVID-19, it is recommended that you visit the transport provider’s website for the most up-to-date travel information. We have provided links to these websites.
Rail services – current service
30 minute Frequency
First departure from Liverpool Street Mon/Friday/Saturday – 0410 Tuesday-Thursday – 0510
Sunday – 0440
First departure from Tottenham Hale Mon-Saturday – 0522
Sunday – 0459
Last departure from Stansted Airport Mon-Sunday – 0030
Cross County Trains
Currently no service in operation
Greater Anglia Cambridge service
First departure from Cambridge Mon-Fri – 0944
Saturday – 0739
Sunday – 0739
Last departure from Stansted Mon-Fri – 2210
Saturday – 2210
Sunday – 2209
Due to the pace of change, we are urging all customers to check Travel Operators websites before they travel
NOTE: The following is information about normal provision, and may be superseded by the information above
Rail services – normal provision
Two rail companies operate the services into Stansted with currently around 180 trains serving the Airport every day. The train station at Stansted Airport is ideally located directly under the airport terminal in the designated underground rail facility. Rail services operate not only to central London, but to all major city destinations across the UK. Stansted Express offers the fastest way to travel between Stansted Airport and London. The railway station is just a 2 minute walk from the airport Arrivals with easy access via lifts, escalators and ramps.
Cross Country trains
If you live north of the Airport, Cross Country trains connect to Cambridge, Peterborough, Leicester and beyond to Birmingham running an hourly service, 7 days a week. The operating hours at the weekend are different so please check. It is an attractive service for office based employees working 9-5, Monday to Friday.
The Airport Travelcard can be used on this service (acceptable up to Peterborough).
Stansted Express provides an Airport rail link from central London to the Airport. It stops at Bishop’s Stortford, Harlow Town and Tottenham Hale Rail stations. The service is high quality as well as fast and direct.
Greater Anglia provides connections to Audley End and Cambridge, London Liverpool Street and Stratford.