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Gatwick Airport to Stansted Airport by train

  • First train
    04:21
  • Last train
    23:55
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 55m
  • Distance
    87 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    103
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 12m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Gatwick Airport to Stansted Airport by train

Fast trains from Gatwick Airport to Stansted Airport take around 1 hour and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 87 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Gatwick Airport and Stansted Airport.

1. Are there direct trains from Gatwick Airport to Stansted Airport?

Journeys between Gatwick Airport and Stansted Airport usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 100 departures on the route from Gatwick Airport to Stansted Airport every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 111 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Gatwick Airport to Stansted Airport?

The Gatwick Airport to Stansted Airport train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Gatwick Airport to Stansted Airport train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Stansted Airport is usually scheduled to depart Gatwick Airport around 04:21 and the last train is around 23:55. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Gatwick Airport around 05:03, and the last at 23:55.

When to book Gatwick Airport to Stansted Airport train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Gatwick Airport to Stansted Airport by train.

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Which train companies operate between Gatwick Airport and Stansted Airport?

More than one train company operates on the route from Gatwick Airport to Stansted Airport, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Gatwick Express
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Stansted Airport to Gatwick Airport by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.