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 £12.10 one way, our direct service to the airport takes an average of 41 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.

What we are doing to keep you safe:

  • We're continuing to clean and sanitise our trains and stations
  • Ventilation – air conditioning on all our new trains and some old trains sucks in fresh air every six to nine minutes. Other trains have opening windows. On all trains, doors opening at stations lets more air in.

Try walking down the platform or train, as there are often fewer people further down the train.

If you are still nervous about travelling on busier trains, you can use our less busy trains tool on our website for help with finding a train with fewer passengers.

If you’re at the station, a member of staff will be able to advise you about a quieter alternative. If you’re at an unstaffed station just press the help button on the ticket machine and one of our customer service staff at Norwich will be able to advise you.

We’d like you to carry on wearing a face covering if you can when you’re on busy trains and stations, please. Government advice is still to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed places.

Thank you to all our customers who wear their face coverings when travelling with us. It’s a simple way for us all to keep each other safe.

For full information on latest face coverings advice, visit the Government's website.

  • We're cleaning and sanitising our trains and stations, paying particular attention to high touch areas such as push buttons, door handles and grab rails.
  • We're carrying out turnaround cleaning inside trains at terminus stations throughout the day. This includes high touch point areas such as grab rails and washroom surfaces.
  • We’re using fogging guns with a fine mist of disinfectant for train cleaning in depots.

Yes, we have hand sanitiser available at all staffed stations and we're keeping soap and water topped up in our toilets on stations and trains so you can wash your hands. It’s a good idea to carry your own small bottle of hand sanitiser with you.

Practising good hygiene will help yourself and others.

We continue high levels of cleaning and paying attention to high touch areas on our vehicles. When appropriate, we have created a ‘bubble’ around our drivers in order to reduce their own risk and the risk of all passengers on the rail replacement bus. In some cases, operators have even installed clear barriers to reduce risk.
All travellers are encouraged to wear face coverings on rail replacement.

Have Questions? Read Our FAQ Below

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

Ticket prices start at just £12.10 - 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 22:50 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 41 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 44 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

Cambridge

  • Ticket office
  • Bus service
  • Prepurchase collection
  • Car park
  • Ticket machine
  • Toilets
  • Taxi-rank
  • Wifi

Stansted Airport

  • Ticket office
  • Bus service
  • Prepurchase collection
  • Car park
  • Ticket machine
  • Toilets
  • Wifi
  • Seated area available