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Manchester to Stansted Airport by train

  • First train
    04:42
  • Last train
    00:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 27m
  • Distance
    244 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    48
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr
  • Train operators

Travelling from Manchester to Stansted Airport by train

Fast trains from Manchester to Stansted Airport take around 3 hours and 27 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 244 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Stansted Airport.

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

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

We usually find around 51 departures on the route from Manchester to Stansted Airport every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 43 departures.

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

The Manchester to Stansted Airport train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 27 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Stansted Airport is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 04:37 and the last train is around 00:58. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 04:40, and the last at 00:55.

When to book Manchester 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 Manchester to Stansted Airport by train.

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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Stansted Airport?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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

Stansted Airport to Manchester 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.