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London Stansted is one of Britain’s busiest airports, with twenty-million passengers choosing to fly from the airport each year. Because Stansted Airport Station is so central, many passengers choose to travel to the airport by train, saving themselves a lot of time and hassle. The station’s platforms are located beneath the terminal building, meaning once you get to the train station, it’s only two-minutes’ walk to the airport terminal.

Travelling to Stansted Airport with CrossCountry trains is easy and stress free, meaning your holiday begins as soon as you leave the house. No need to worry about driving and parking, getting the train means your journey to the airport is taken care of.

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Getting to London Stansted Airport by train

Once you arrive at Stansted Airport train station, the airport terminal is only two-minutes away on foot. You can access the airport using lifts, escalators, and ramps, meaning it’s fully accessible for those with a range of mobility needs.

For live flight information, shop and restaurant offers & locations, terminal maps and much more, download the free Stansted Airport app.

Stansted Airport station is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility needs.

For more information about getting to Stansted Airport, visit Stansted Airport's Website.

Popular Routes to Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport is on the CrossCountry network, so you can reach it directly from stations including Cambridge, Peterborough, Birmingham New Street, Leicester, and Stamford.

Our Top Travel Tips

Here are our top travel tips to make sure your journey runs smoothly:

  • Discover the best time to travel – Learn more about Peak and Off-Peak fares and what they mean to your journey.
  • Skip the queues by purchasing your ticket on our website, or mobile site via your smartphone, and immediately get them sent to your device as an m-Ticket via our app.
  • Download the CrossCountry app for real-time train information, tickets and live departure information.
  • London hotels – If you have an early or late flight and want to stay in London for the night, you’ll want to book a great value hotel.

Facilities at Stansted Airport

Whether you’ve forgotten some travel essentials, or just want to make the most of the deals available in Duty-Free, you can find all sorts of goodies at Stansted Airport. You can pick up last-minute beauty essentials and toiletries, browse luxury fashion brands, and treat your kids to brand new toys and games. Visit World Duty Free for great savings on fragrances, cosmetics, wines, and spirits, sunglasses and more.

Whether you want to grab a quick cup of coffee or sit down for a three-course meal before your flight, Stansted Airport has many food and drink options to suit every mood. Those with an early flight will be pleased to hear that there are plenty of cafes to get a cup of coffee, and families travelling with young kids will delight at family menus at Stansted's restaurants. You can also enjoy a glass of prosecco or pint of beer at one of the airport bars to get the holiday started early.

Stansted Airport has a range of facilities to ensure your time at the airport is as comfortable and pleasant as can be. There are conference facilities for business travellers, luxury lounges that passengers can book into, prayer rooms open for people of all faiths, and passenger assistance. There are also baby changing facilities and dedicated family rooms, as well as free WiFi and smoking areas. So, whatever you need, you can find it at Stansted Airport.

Direct CrossCountry routes to Stansted

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