How to get from Ipswich to Edinburgh

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Travel Information between Ipswich and Edinburgh

distanceDistance321 miles (517 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£25 - £84
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £25 • 17 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £31 • 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £25. 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 or train from Ipswich to Edinburgh.

Travel Tips: Travel from Ipswich 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 Ipswich to Edinburgh.

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

The cheapest way from Ipswich to Edinburgh is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £25 compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A coach journey is usually £6 less than a journey to Edinburgh by plane, which costs on average £31 for the same trip.

A coach is £59 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Ipswich to Edinburgh costing on average £84.

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

Other travel options to Edinburgh from Ipswich can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 17 h 25 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 19 min   on average.

The distance between Ipswich and Edinburgh is around 321 miles (517 km).

The average frequency per day from Ipswich to Edinburgh is:

  • Around 5 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Ipswich, Tower Ramparts and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Ipswich to Edinburgh depart from Ipswich to Edinburgh Waverley.

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

  • You can travel by plane between Ipswich and Edinburgh with easyJet, and you can find easyJet Ipswich to Edinburgh tickets for £31 on Omio.
  • You can go to Edinburgh from Ipswich by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £25 with National Express from Ipswich to Edinburgh on Omio.
  • You can travel between Ipswich and Edinburgh by train with London North Eastern Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £84 with London North Eastern Railway from Ipswich to Edinburgh.

Yes, there are direct services available between Ipswich and Edinburgh with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct flights per day with easyJet.
  • You'll find 5 direct trains per day with.

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.

Your journey from Ipswich 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 Ipswich to Edinburgh trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Edinburgh today!

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

  • Plane tickets are costing £31 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets cost £25 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £84 one way on average.

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

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