How to get from Edinburgh to Stansted

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Travel Information from Edinburgh to Stansted

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£27 - £92
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £27 • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £27 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 311 miles (502 km) by coach, flight or train to Stansted from 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 flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £27. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey 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.

There are 3 ways to travel between Edinburgh and Stansted including taking a coach, flight or train.

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Stansted. Tickets for a flight cost on average £27.

This is compared to other travel options to Stansted:

A flight is generally £3 less than a coach for the same route. A coach costs on average £30 from Edinburgh to Stansted.

A flight journey is usually £65 less than a journey to Stansted by train, which costs on average £92 for the same trip.

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

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 11 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 53 min   on average.

The distance between Edinburgh and Stansted is around 311 miles (502 km).

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Stansted is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

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

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

  • Coaches from Edinburgh to Stansted most often leave from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Stansted, London Stansted Airport.
  • Flights mostly leave from Edinburgh Airport and tend to arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
  • Trains from Edinburgh to Stansted most often leave from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Stansted Airport.

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

  • You can take a coach from Edinburgh to Stansted with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for £30 with National Express from Edinburgh to Stansted.
  • You can take a flight from Edinburgh to Stansted with easyJet. Cheap tickets can be found for £27 with easyJet from Edinburgh to Stansted.
  • You can travel by train between Edinburgh and Stansted with London North Eastern Railway, and you can find London North Eastern Railway Edinburgh to Stansted tickets for £92 on Omio.
Looking to extend your trip from Edinburgh to Stansted? Many Omio customers who go from Edinburgh to Stansted usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Peterborough or Birmingham. If you're looking to explore London, Peterborough or Birmingham from Stansted, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £30 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost £27 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £92 one way on average.

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

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