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from Colchester to Edinburgh

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

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Tue
18 Jan
£96London North Eastern Railway
£30National Express
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20 Jan
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£25National Express
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22 Jan
£194Avanti West Coast
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Travel Information from Colchester to Edinburgh

distanceDistance326 miles (525 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£68 - £83
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £68 • 16 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £83 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 326 miles (525 km) by coach, flight or train to Edinburgh from Colchester. 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £68. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Colchester to Edinburgh.

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FAQs

How do I travel between Colchester and Edinburgh?

There are 3 ways to get from Colchester to Edinburgh: coach, flight or train.

How do I get from Colchester to Edinburgh the cheapest way?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Colchester to Edinburgh, which costs on average £68.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

A coach journey is usually £15 less than a journey to Edinburgh by plane, which costs on average £83 for the same trip.

A coach is £2 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Colchester to Edinburgh costing on average £70.

What is the fastest way to Edinburgh from Colchester?

The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Colchester is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 16 h 5 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 6 h 33 min   on average.

What is the distance from Colchester to Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is approximately 326 miles (525 km) away from Colchester.

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

The average frequency per day from Colchester to Edinburgh is:

  • 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Edinburgh from Colchester as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Colchester to Edinburgh?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Colchester to Edinburgh:

  • Coaches from Colchester to Edinburgh most often leave from Colchester, East Hill / High Street and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Trains most often depart from Colchester at Colchester and arrive in Edinburgh at Edinburgh Waverley.

Which travel companies can get me from Colchester to Edinburgh?

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

  • You can travel to Edinburgh from Colchester by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £68 with National Express from Colchester to Edinburgh.
  • You can travel by plane to Edinburgh from Colchester with easyJet, and you can find easyJet Colchester to Edinburgh tickets for £83 on Omio.
  • You can travel between Colchester and Edinburgh by train with London North Eastern Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £70 with London North Eastern Railway from Colchester to Edinburgh.

Where should I go next after I travel from Colchester to Edinburgh?

Your journey from Colchester to Edinburgh doesn't have to end in Edinburgh. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you’d like to add London, Glasgow or Manchester to your Colchester to Edinburgh trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Edinburgh today!

When should I book a ticket to Edinburgh from Colchester online to score the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is £68 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £83 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £70 one way for this route.

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