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from Ipswich to Edinburgh

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

Our recommendation

To get from Ipswich to Edinburgh on 17 Jan we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:01Ipswich6h14 16:15Edinburgh Waverley
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£751One-way
Cheapest
10:01Ipswich6h14 16:15Edinburgh Waverley
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£751One-way
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08:01Ipswich5h19 13:20Edinburgh Waverley
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£831One-way
10:20Ipswich6h54 17:14Edinburgh Waverley
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£751One-way
08:20Ipswich6h56 15:16Edinburgh Waverley
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£751One-way

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Travel Information from Ipswich to Edinburgh

distanceDistance321 miles (517 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£51 - £68
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £51 • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £51 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 321 miles (517 km) by coach, flight 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 flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £51. 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 Ipswich to Edinburgh.

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FAQs

What are my travel options from Ipswich to Edinburgh?

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

What is the cheapest way from Ipswich to Edinburgh?

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Edinburgh. Tickets for a flight cost on average £51.

This is compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A flight journey is usually £3 less than a journey to Edinburgh by coach, which costs on average £54 for the same trip.

A flight is about £17 less than a train, which costs on average £68 for this route.

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

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

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 15 h 5 min   of travel time.

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

What is the distance from Ipswich to Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is approximately 321 miles (517 km) away from Ipswich.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Ipswich to Edinburgh?

The average frequency per day from Ipswich to Edinburgh is:

  • Around 5 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Ipswich? Where do I arrive in 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 board their train from Ipswich and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Which travel companies can get me from Ipswich to Edinburgh?

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

  • You can take a coach from Ipswich to Edinburgh with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for £54 with National Express from Ipswich to Edinburgh.
  • You can go to Edinburgh from Ipswich by plane with easyJet. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £51 with easyJet from Ipswich to Edinburgh on Omio.
  • You can travel from Ipswich to Edinburgh by train with London North Eastern Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £68 with London North Eastern Railway from Ipswich to Edinburgh.

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

Omio customers who travel from Ipswich to Edinburgh often also extend their holiday to go to London, Glasgow or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Edinburgh and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £54 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £51 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £68 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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