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from Edinburgh to Stansted

You can get from Edinburgh to Stansted by train, bus or flight.

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Mon
Sep 20
$113London North Eastern Railway
$42National Express
$53easyJet
Wed
Sep 22
$117London North Eastern Railway
$43National Express
$85easyJet
Fri
Sep 24
$241London North Eastern Railway
$42National Express
$82easyJet
Sat
Sep 25
$93Avanti West Coast
$41National Express
$86easyJet

Travel Information between Edinburgh and Stansted

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$42 - $114
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $42 (€33) • 12 h 2 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $60 (€48) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 311 miles (502 km) by bus, flight or train between Edinburgh and Stansted. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $42 (€33). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Stansted.

Travel Tips

Travel from Edinburgh to Stansted
Travel to Stansted easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Stansted.
FAQs
What are the ways to get from Edinburgh to Stansted?

There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh to Stansted: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Edinburgh to Stansted?

The cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Stansted is by taking a bus with an average price of $42 (€33).

This is compared to other travel options to Stansted:

A bus is generally $18 (€15) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $60 (€48) from Edinburgh to Stansted.

Taking a bus is usually $72 (€58) less than taking a train to Stansted, which costs on average $114 (€91) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel to Stansted from Edinburgh?

The quickest way to travel between Edinburgh and Stansted is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 12 h 2 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 41 min   of travel time.

How far is Stansted from Edinburgh?

The distance from Edinburgh to Stansted is approximately 311 miles (502 km).

How many services a day are there from Edinburgh to Stansted?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Stansted is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Edinburgh and Stansted as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Edinburgh? Where do I arrive in Stansted?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Edinburgh to Stansted:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Stansted, London Stansted Airport.
  • Most travelers who book a plane ticket from Edinburgh to Stansted depart from Edinburgh Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Edinburgh Waverley to Stansted Airport.
Which travel operators can get me to Stansted from Edinburgh?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to Stansted, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express for buses to Stansted. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Edinburgh to Stansted tickets on Omio for $42 (€33).
  • EasyJet can take you to Stansted by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for easyJet from Edinburgh to Stansted for $60 (€48).
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway to go to Stansted by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find London North Eastern Railway Edinburgh to Stansted tickets on Omio for $114 (€91).
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Edinburgh to Stansted?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Edinburgh to Stansted often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Peterborough or Birmingham. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Edinburgh and Stansted itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Stansted and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy my Edinburgh to Stansted one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Edinburgh to Stansted, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $42 (€33) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $60 (€48) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $114 (€91) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Edinburgh to Stansted online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Stansted
Edinburgh
Amenities
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Edinburgh Waverley
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.