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from Ipswich to Edinburgh

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16 Oct
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18 Oct
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21 Oct
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22 Oct
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23 Oct
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24 Oct
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26 Oct
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28 Oct
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29 Oct
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Travel Information between Ipswich and Edinburgh

distanceDistance321 miles (517 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£44 - £110
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £44 • 5 h 19 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £110 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet, National Express or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 321 miles (517 km) by flight, coach or train from Ipswich 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as £44. 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 flight, coach or train from Ipswich to Edinburgh.

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FAQs
How do you get from Ipswich to Edinburgh?

You can travel between Ipswich and Edinburgh 3 different ways: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Edinburgh from Ipswich?

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Edinburgh. Tickets for a train cost on average £44.

This is compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A train is generally £65 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £110 from Ipswich to Edinburgh.

A train is £15 less than a coach for this trip with tickets for a coach from Ipswich to Edinburgh costing on average £59.

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

The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Ipswich 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, getting to Edinburgh by coach can take on average 15 h 5 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 19 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Ipswich to Edinburgh?

The distance from Ipswich to Edinburgh is approximately 321 miles (517 km).

How many services a day are there between Ipswich and Edinburgh?

The average frequency per day from Ipswich to Edinburgh is:

  • 5 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Ipswich, Copdock Interchange (Tesco) and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Ipswich and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Ipswich to Edinburgh?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Ipswich to Edinburgh, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • EasyJet can take you to Edinburgh by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for easyJet from Ipswich to Edinburgh for £110.
  • Travel with National Express to go to Edinburgh by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Ipswich to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £59.
  • London North Eastern Railway can take you to Edinburgh by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for London North Eastern Railway from Ipswich to Edinburgh for £44.
Can I travel directly to Edinburgh from Ipswich?

Yes, there are direct services available from Ipswich to Edinburgh with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct flights per day with British Airways or BA Cityflyer.
  • You'll find direct coaches per day with.
  • You can travel directly by train with with 5 direct trains per day.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Ipswich to Edinburgh?
Many of our customers travelling from Ipswich to Edinburgh don't make Edinburgh their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Glasgow or Manchester, either of which you could add to your Ipswich and Edinburgh trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Edinburgh to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets between Ipswich and Edinburgh online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost £110 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets are costing £59 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £44 one way on average.

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

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