Edinburgh to Stansted Airport by train

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    23:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 15m
  • Distance
    505 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    27
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 48m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Stansted Airport by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Stansted Airport take around 5 hours and 15 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 505 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Stansted Airport.

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

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

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Stansted Airport every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Edinburgh to Stansted Airport train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 15 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Stansted Airport is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 23:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 05:48, and the last at 19:00.

When to book Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Stansted Airport by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Stansted Airport?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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

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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.