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Reading to Stansted Trains From US$57.81

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Buy cheap train tickets from Reading to Stansted for just US$57.81. Book in advance to secure the most affordable fare, instead of the average ticket price of US$69.73. The train journey from Reading to Stansted typically takes approximately 1h 46m. You can expect a frequency of 105 trains available daily. For further information, please consult our Train Journey Planner and Train Timetable.

Reading to Stansted Train Prices and Times

To find the cheapest train tickets from Reading to Stansted, it is recommended to book in advance and avoid traveling during peak times. Compare the train prices and times below for the best deals on rail fares.

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Reading to Stansted Train Route Details

The Reading to Stansted train ticket is from US$57.81. The average travel time is 1h 46m, covering a distance of approximately 90 mile. There are usually 105 daily trains provided by Greater Anglia. To plan your train journey in advance, please refer to our train route table below.

First train
01:15
Last train
22:57
Departure station
Reading
Arrival station
Stansted
Journey time
1h 46m
Distance
90 mile
Price
US$57.81
Train operators
Greater Anglia

Choose Reading to Stansted Train Ticket Types

Find the train ticket type that best suits your travels from Reading to Stansted. Discover more about these ticket types and how they can help you save in our guides below.

Off-Peak & Super-Off Peak train tickets

Off-Peak & Super-Off Peak train tickets

Off-Peak tickets are cheaper and more flexible, allowing for travel during less busy times. Super Off-Peak tickets are even cheaper and are perfect for less conventional schedules.

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Return train tickets

Return train tickets

Valid for both an outward and return journey from the same destination on your chosen route.

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Advance train tickets

Advance train tickets

Typically the most cost-effective option for train travel. They are usually available for purchase 12 weeks before the travel date.

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Season train tickets

Season train tickets

Season tickets allow unlimited travel between two stations and can save you more than 1/3 on train fares.

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Save 1/3 on Reading to Stansted Trains with Railcards

Railcards offering up to 1/3 off Reading to Stansted train fares for eligible passengers. There are Student Railcards for young people, Senior Railcard for seniors, check below to find the railcard type that suits you best.

TypeDiscount
16-25 Railcard1/3 OFFFrom US$69.73 Save US$23.01
26-30 Railcard1/3 OFFFrom US$69.73 Save US$23.01
Two Together Railcard1/3 OFFFrom US$69.73 Save US$23.01
Senior Railcard1/3 OFFFrom US$69.73 Save US$23.01

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Save More on Reading to Stansted Train Fares

Found out more ways to save money on your train travel.

Book in Advance

Book in Advance

Advanced train tickets are typically the most cost-effective option for train travel. They are usually available for purchase 12 weeks before the travel date.

Group Travel

Group Travel

Get a 1/3 discount on Off-Peak tickets through GroupSave if you are traveling with a group of 3 to 9 adults.

Season Tickets

Season Tickets

A weekly or monthly train pass which includes unlimited travel between two stations. It could help you save more than 1/3 on train fares.

Flexi Travel

Flexi Travel

8 days of unlimited travel between two stations within a 28-day period.

Reading to Stansted train FAQs

  • When is the first train from Reading to Stansted?

    The first train from Reading to Stansted is at 01:15.
  • Are there direct trains from Reading to Stansted?

    No, there is no direct train from Reading to Stansted, and passengers would need to make 2 changes during the journey.
  • How long is the train journey from Reading to Stansted ?

    The train journey from Reading to Stansted typically takes an average of 2h 3m, with the fastest journey duration being around 1h 46m.
  • How much is a train from Reading to Stansted ?

    The cost of a train from Reading to Stansted can vary, with the cheapest fare typically starting at US$57.81 and the average price being around US$69.73.
  • What times are off-peak trains from Reading to Stansted ?

    In general, the off-peak period typically starts after 09:30 and excludes the evening rush hours of 15:30-18:15 for travel to and from major cities. The specific times may differ depending on the route and train company, but generally, you can expect off-peak times to fall outside the usual commuting hours. For Transport for London, off-peak times are observed on weekdays from the first service until 06:30, from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.