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from Edinburgh to Stansted

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

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May 20
$71London North Eastern Railway
$47National Express
May 21
$84London North Eastern Railway
$69National Express
May 22
$104London North Eastern Railway
$56National Express
May 25
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$45National Express

Travel Information from Edinburgh to Stansted

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$35 - $118
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $35 (€31) • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $35 (€31) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 311 miles (502 km) by bus, flight or train from Edinburgh to 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 flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $35 (€31). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey 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.

How do I travel from Edinburgh to Stansted?

There are 3 ways to travel from Edinburgh to Stansted including taking a bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Edinburgh to Stansted?

The cheapest way to travel to Stansted from Edinburgh is by taking a flight with an average price of $35 (€31).

This is compared to other travel options to Stansted:

A flight is generally $3 (€3) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $38 (€34) from Edinburgh to Stansted.

A flight is $83 (€74) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Edinburgh to Stansted costing on average $118 (€105).

What is the quickest way from Edinburgh to Stansted?

The fastest way from Edinburgh to Stansted is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Stansted that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Stansted by bus can take on average 11 h 20 min.

In comparison, getting to Stansted by train can take on average 5 h 53 min.

How far is Stansted from Edinburgh?

You should expect to travel around 311 miles (502 km) between Edinburgh and Stansted.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Edinburgh to Stansted?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Stansted is:

  • 10 trains per day.

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

When traveling between Edinburgh and Stansted, where do I depart from Edinburgh and where do I arrive in Stansted?

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Stansted, London Stansted Airport.
  • Flights mostly depart from Edinburgh Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Stansted Airport.

Who can get me from Edinburgh to Stansted?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Edinburgh to Stansted:

  • You can travel by bus between Edinburgh and Stansted with National Express, and you can find National Express Edinburgh to Stansted tickets for $38 (€34) on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane from Edinburgh to Stansted with easyJet, and you can find easyJet Edinburgh to Stansted tickets for $35 (€31) on Omio.
  • You can travel from Edinburgh to Stansted by train with London North Eastern Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $118 (€105) with London North Eastern Railway from Edinburgh to Stansted.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Edinburgh to Stansted?

Many of our customers traveling from Edinburgh to Stansted don't make Stansted their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Stansted are London, Peterborough or Birmingham, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Stansted to any of these top destinations today!

How early should I purchase tickets from Edinburgh to Stansted online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Edinburgh to Stansted, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $38 (€34) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $35 (€31) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $118 (€105) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Edinburgh to Stansted tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.