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from Edinburgh to Stansted

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

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21 Oct
£101London North Eastern Railway
£47National Express
£60British Airways
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22 Oct
£172London North Eastern Railway
£46National Express
£39easyJet
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23 Oct
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£46National Express
£57British Airways
Mon
25 Oct
£157London North Eastern Railway
£42National Express
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Tue
26 Oct
£68London North Eastern Railway
£46National Express
£39easyJet
Thu
28 Oct
£67London North Eastern Railway
£26National Express
£35easyJet
Fri
29 Oct
£82London North Eastern Railway
£29National Express
£48easyJet
Sat
30 Oct
£74London North Eastern Railway
£30National Express
£58easyJet
Sun
31 Oct
£75London North Eastern Railway
£42National Express
£79easyJet
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1 Nov
£68London North Eastern Railway
£30National Express
£35easyJet
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2 Nov
£80London North Eastern Railway
£26National Express
£35easyJet
Wed
3 Nov
£61London North Eastern Railway
£30National Express
£31easyJet
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4 Nov
£68London North Eastern Railway
£26National Express
£35easyJet
Sat
6 Nov
£75London North Eastern Railway
£30National Express
£31easyJet
Sun
7 Nov
£83London North Eastern Railway
£33National Express
£58easyJet
Mon
8 Nov
£82London North Eastern Railway
£29National Express
£35easyJet
Tue
9 Nov
£61London North Eastern Railway
£27National Express
£31easyJet
Wed
10 Nov
£67London North Eastern Railway
£26National Express
£33easyJet

Travel Information between Edinburgh and Stansted

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£30 - £81
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £30 • 12 h 2 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £43 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 311 miles (502 km) by coach, 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £30. 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 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 my Edinburgh to Stansted travel options?

There are 3 travel options from Edinburgh to Stansted: coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Edinburgh to Stansted?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Stansted. Tickets for a coach cost on average £30.

This is compared to other travel options to Stansted:

A coach journey is usually £13 less than a journey to Stansted by plane, which costs on average £43 for the same trip.

A coach is about £51 less than a train, which costs on average £81 for this route.

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

The quickest way to travel to Stansted from 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, travelling by coach can take you on average 12 h 2 min.

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

What is the distance from Edinburgh to Stansted?

You should expect to travel around 311 miles (502 km) from Edinburgh to 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 from Edinburgh to Stansted 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 Edinburgh to Stansted?

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Edinburgh, Elder Street to Stansted, London Stansted Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their flight from Edinburgh Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
  • Most travellers take a train from Edinburgh Waverley to Stansted Airport.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Edinburgh to Stansted?

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

  • You can go to Stansted from Edinburgh by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £30 with National Express from Edinburgh to Stansted on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Edinburgh to Stansted with easyJet. Cheap tickets can be found for £43 with easyJet from Edinburgh to Stansted.
  • You can travel from Edinburgh to Stansted by train with London North Eastern Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £81 with London North Eastern Railway from Edinburgh to Stansted.
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Edinburgh and Stansted ends?
Your journey from Edinburgh to Stansted doesn't have to end in Stansted. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Peterborough or Birmingham. If you’d like to add London, Peterborough or Birmingham to your Edinburgh to Stansted trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Stansted today!
How early should I purchase Edinburgh to Stansted tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Edinburgh to Stansted, 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 for this route is on average £30 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £43 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £81 one way for this journey.

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.