How to travel from Stansted to Edinburgh

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Travel Information from Stansted to Edinburgh

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$40 - $103
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $40 (€37) • 11 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $53 (€49) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 311 miles (502 km) from Stansted to Edinburgh. 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 $40 (€37). 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 bus, flight or train from Stansted to Edinburgh.

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There are 4 ways that you can travel from Stansted to Edinburgh. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Edinburgh from Stansted is by taking a bus, which costs on average $40 (€37).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

Taking a bus is usually $13 (€12) less than taking a flight to Edinburgh, which costs on average $53 (€49) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is about $64 (€59) less than taking a train, which costs on average $103 (€96) for this trip.

The quickest way to travel from Stansted to Edinburgh 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, going by bus can take 11 h 40 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 5 h 41 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Stansted to Edinburgh is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 11 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Stansted to Edinburgh depart from Stansted, London Stansted Airport Coach Station to Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travelers take a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Edinburgh Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Stansted Airport and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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

  • You can go to Edinburgh from Stansted by bus with National Express. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $40 (€37) with National Express from Stansted to Edinburgh on Omio.
  • You can travel between Stansted and Edinburgh by flight with easyJet. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $53 (€49) with easyJet from Stansted to Edinburgh.
  • You can travel from Stansted to Edinburgh by train with London North Eastern Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $103 (€96) with London North Eastern Railway from Stansted to Edinburgh.

Yes, there are direct services available from Stansted to Edinburgh with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with.
  • You can take a direct flight with easyJet, British Airways or BA Cityflyer.
  • You can take a direct train with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Edinburgh as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Stansted and Edinburgh.

Looking to extend your trip from Stansted to Edinburgh? Many Omio customers who go from Stansted to Edinburgh usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Glasgow or Manchester from Edinburgh, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $40 (€37) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $53 (€49) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $103 (€96) one way on average for this trip.

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

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