Stansted airport by rail - Get a first-class service with Holiday Extras

When you've a long flight ahead, you may not fancy a long drive as well. If you'd rather sit back and relax, travelling by train is a great way to get to and from Stansted airport quickly and easily. And at Holiday Extras we can offer you some great deals, meaning it's inexpensive as well.

Travel whenever you like - and kids can go free*

Booking train travel to Stansted airport with Holiday Extras is a great option for families, as we offer free* travel for two children under 15. There are no restrictions on your travel times, and your return ticket is valid for a month. *Visit our airports by rail page for full terms and conditions.

An airport with its own train service

The train station at Stansted airport is directly below the terminal. Trains run regularly to London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridge, Birmingham and Leicester.
The Stansted Express runs between the airport and London Liverpool Street station every 15 minutes and takes 45 minutes. It also calls at Bishop's Stortford, Harlow Town and Tottenham Hale.
Book with us and you don't need to collect your tickets from the station - we'll post them to you.

Treat yourself to a Stansted airport hotel

Tempted by train travel but got a very early or late flight? We've the perfect solution: a night in an airport hotel. Instead of getting up at the crack of dawn to catch the first train of the day, or rushing to get the last train home, treat yourself to a good night's sleep in a comfortable bed in one of our airport hotels. Prices start from £50.25, and you can choose anything from a family-run hotel in a village to the Radisson, which is five minutes' walk from the terminal via a covered walkway. Visit our Stansted airport hotels page to find out more.

Chill out even more in an airport lounge

If airport stress leaves you with steam coming out of your ears, chill out instead and book into an airport lounge.
We've two lounges at Stansted airport, the Servisair lounge and the No 1 Lounge. Both are quiet, peaceful rooms where you can tuck into free snacks and drinks and read the free newspapers and magazines. The No 1 Lounge also offers hot and cold bistro food - and better still, waiter service.

You will be asked to enter either your outbound and inbound flight numbers or your tour operator's booking reference as part of the booking process.

Our customers' thoughts

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"Used you many times, each time the service is very good, the price is very good, never had a problem, what more could you want?"
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    Relax and take the train to Stansted airport