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from Colchester to Edinburgh

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

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18 Oct
£58London North Eastern Railway
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£82London North Eastern Railway
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£154London North Eastern Railway
£37National Express

Travel Information from Colchester to Edinburgh

distanceDistance326 miles (525 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£47 - £96
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £47 • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £47 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet, National Express or London North Eastern Railway

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 326 miles (525 km) 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 flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £47. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are easyJet, National Express or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Colchester to Edinburgh.

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Travel from Colchester to Edinburgh
Travel to Edinburgh 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 Colchester to Edinburgh.
How do I go from Colchester to Edinburgh?

There are 3 ways that you can travel between Colchester and Edinburgh. You can take a flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Colchester to Edinburgh?

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Colchester to Edinburgh. Tickets for a flight cost on average £47.

This is compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A flight is generally £6 less than a coach for the same route. A coach costs on average £53 from Colchester to Edinburgh.

A flight is generally £49 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £96 from Colchester to Edinburgh.

What is the fastest way to Edinburgh from Colchester?

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

Other travel options between Colchester and Edinburgh can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by coach can take on average 14 h 10 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 6 h 6 min   of travel time.

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 from Colchester to Edinburgh?

The average frequency per day from Colchester to Edinburgh is:

  • 16 trains a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Colchester to Edinburgh?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Colchester to Edinburgh:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Colchester, East Hill / High Street and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers take a train from Colchester to Edinburgh Waverley.
Which travel operators 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 go to Edinburgh from Colchester by plane with easyJet. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £47 with easyJet from Colchester to Edinburgh on Omio.
  • You can travel to Edinburgh from Colchester by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £53 with National Express from Colchester to Edinburgh.
  • You can travel by train to Edinburgh from Colchester with London North Eastern Railway, and you can find London North Eastern Railway Colchester to Edinburgh tickets for £96 on Omio.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling 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 purchase a ticket from Colchester to Edinburgh online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost £47 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets cost on average £53 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £96 one way.

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