Cambridge to London Stansted Airport Trains

Greater Anglia has direct trains between Cambridge and Stansted Airport.

If you’re going on holiday or a business trip, why not travel to Stansted airport by taking the train? With train tickets from just £8 one way, our direct service to the airport takes an average of 33 minutes. Plus, bag check-in is a short walk from the station.

You also have the freedom to book in advance or at the turn up at the station on the day of travel, buy your train ticket and go.

As things stand, we are currently running a near full timetable and the length of our trains are almost back to normal. However, as we are experiencing lower passenger numbers, our trains have become quieter than normal. As a result it is now even easier for passengers to social distance.

There are no seat reservations on our trains.
Passengers should spread out throughout the carriage, and keep a safe distance away from those who are not members of their family or in the same bubble.
Constant announcements and pre-departure messages on trains and stations will remind passengers to social distance.

It is mandatory for all passengers on trains and stations to wear a face covering/mask unless they are exempt. These exemptions apply to children under the age of 11 & People who have a disability that prevents them from being able to put on or remove face coverings.
Face coverings can be removed temporarily to eat or drink on trains.

£600,000 has been invested into extra cleaners and cleaning equipment such as:

  • Fogging guns (used to sanitise and disinfect large areas)
  • Powerful vacuum cleaners (clean the air as well as the floor/upholstery)
  • Hygiene monitoring equipment (to make sure our cleaning is as effective and efficient as possible)
  • Soap, water and free hand sanitizers at all stations.

We are increasing cleaning and paying attention to high touch areas on our vehicles. When necessary, we are creating a ‘bubble’ around our drivers in order to reduce their own risk and the risk of all passengers on the train. In some cases, operators have even installed clear barriers to reduce risk.
All travellers are required to wear face coverings on rail replacement or risk being fined.
Despite lower passenger loadings standby levels have been maintained and, in some areas, increased to provide additional social distancing capacity.

Have Questions? Read Our FAQ Below

How much does a train ticket from Cambridge to London Stansted Airport cost?

Ticket prices start at just £8 - you won't find a cheaper ticket anywhere else. Prices differ depending on off-peak/peak travel times and whether you have a railcard. Season tickets are also available.

What time does the first train leave from Cambridge to London Stansted Airport?

The first train departs Cambridge station for London Stansted Airport at 04:44 Monday to Friday, 04:51 on Saturday, 07:39 on Sunday.

What time does the last train leave from Cambridge to London Stansted Airport?

The last train departs Cambridge station for London Stansted Airport at 22:11 Monday to Saturday and 22:15 on Sunday.

Where does the Cambridge to London Stansted Airport train stop?

The Cambridge to London Stansted Airport train stops at the following stations:

  • Shelford
  • Whitlesfield Parkway
  • Great Chesterford
  • Audley End
  • Newport (Essex)
  • Elsenham
  • London Stansted Airport

Depending on the train service, the stops and changes will vary.

Is there Wi-Fi on the Cambridge to London Stansted Airport train?

Yes, there is free Wi-Fi on this service, plus our new trains have increased bandwidth.

How long does it take to get from Cambridge to London Stansted Airport?

The average journey time between Cambridge and Stansted Airport is 33 minutes. The fastest Journey between Cambridge and Stansted Airport is only 30 minutes.

How many trains per day are there from Cambridge to London Stansted Airport?

There are approximately 28 trains from Cambridge to London Stansted Airport Monday to Friday, 35 on Saturdays and 29 on Sundays. This may vary on bank holidays.

What is the distance between Cambridge and London Stansted Airport?

The distance between the Cambridge and Stansted Airport is 24.4 miles (39 km).

Can I book assistance for my journey from Cambridge to London Stansted Airport?

Yes, customers can request assisted travel through our assisted travel contact form. Please give a minimum of 12 hours' notice.

You can also give us a call on:

  • Telephone: 0800 028 2878 (free of charge), Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00
  • Textphone and Minicom: 18001 0800 028 2878