Duration 3h 17m
Distance 195.1 miles
Average price £160
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Cardiff and London Stansted Airport (STN) takes 3h 17m and the fastest train takes 3h 1m. There is an hourly train service from Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN). The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train • 3h 7m

  1. Cardiff Central
  2. London Liverpool Street
  3. London Stansted Airport (STN)
3h 7m
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£80 - £140

Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN) train times

Trains run hourly between Cardiff and London Stansted Airport (STN). The earliest departure is at 09:36 in the morning, and the last departure from Cardiff is at 21:20 which arrives into London Stansted Airport (STN) at 04:56. All services require a transfer, and take on average 3h 17m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Departing Sunday, February 23, 2020

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN). However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Stansted Airport via Lancaster Gate station and London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 7m.

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The distance between Cardiff and London Stansted Airport (STN) is 151 miles. The road distance is 195.1 miles.

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Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN) train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN) train services, operated by Stansted Express, arrive at Stansted Airport station.

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You can take a train from Cardiff to London Stansted Airport (STN) via London Paddington, Lancaster Gate station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 3h 7m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £110

About Great Western Railway

Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£30 - £50
Advanced Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £110
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £29
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £16
Advanced Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £29

Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£18 - £27
Train from London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£18 - £27
Website
Stansted Express
Standard
£19
First
£27
Business
£26
Train from Tottenham Hale to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£16 - £25
Website
Stansted Express
Standard
£17
First
£25
Business
£24

Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Train from Cardiff Central to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day 1st Class
£90 - £130
Anytime Day
£35 - £50
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£90 - £250
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day 1st Class
£170 - £250
Anytime Day
£90 - £120
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£29 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Anytime Day
£29 - £35

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