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from Stansted to Edinburgh

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

Our recommendation

To get from Stansted to Edinburgh on 19 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:10London Luton Airport1h20 09:30Edinburgh Airport
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£921One-way
Cheapest
05:40London, Stansted Airport13h15 18:55Edinburgh
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£451One-way
Other options
07:00London Gatwick Airport1h35 08:35Edinburgh Airport
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£861One-way
08:15London Gatwick Airport1h30 09:45Edinburgh Airport
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£1131One-way
08:40London City Airport1h20 10:00Edinburgh Airport
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£1301One-way

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Thu
19 May
£91London North Eastern Railway
£45National Express
£86easyJet
Fri
20 May
£176London North Eastern Railway
£69National Express
£221BA Cityflyer
Sat
21 May
£55London North Eastern Railway
£36National Express
£98easyJet
Sun
22 May
£43London North Eastern Railway
£32National Express
£43easyJet
Mon
23 May
£68London North Eastern Railway
£37National Express
£39easyJet
Tue
24 May
£60London North Eastern Railway
£26National Express
£34easyJet
Wed
25 May
£60London North Eastern Railway
£24National Express
£31easyJet
Thu
26 May
£87London North Eastern Railway
£35National Express
£41easyJet
Fri
27 May
£70London North Eastern Railway
£37National Express
£93easyJet
Sat
28 May
£90London North Eastern Railway
£45National Express
£127easyJet
Sun
29 May
£43London North Eastern Railway
£41National Express
£83easyJet
Mon
30 May
£80London North Eastern Railway
£37National Express
£44easyJet
Tue
31 May
£67London North Eastern Railway
£40National Express
£44easyJet
Wed
1 Jun
£61London North Eastern Railway
£33National Express
£40easyJet
Thu
2 Jun
£70London North Eastern Railway
£32National Express
£57easyJet
Fri
3 Jun
£70London North Eastern Railway
£37National Express
£44British Airways
Tue
7 Jun
£60London North Eastern Railway
£30National Express
£38easyJet

Travel Information from Stansted to Edinburgh

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£33 - £68
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £33 • 11 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £68 • 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 Stansted and 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 £33. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Stansted to Edinburgh.

Travel Tips: Travel from Stansted to Edinburgh

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FAQs

How do I travel to Edinburgh from Stansted?

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

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Stansted to Edinburgh, which costs on average £33.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

A coach journey is usually £34 less than a journey to Edinburgh by plane, which costs on average £68 for the same trip.

A coach is generally £25 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £58 from Stansted to Edinburgh.

What is the fastest way from Stansted to Edinburgh?

The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Stansted 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, taking a coach requires on average 11 h 40 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 50 min   on average.

What is the distance from Stansted to Edinburgh?

The Stansted to Edinburgh distance is approximately 311 miles (502 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Stansted to Edinburgh is:

  • Around 8 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Edinburgh from 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 Stansted to Edinburgh?

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

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

Which travel companies can get me from Stansted to Edinburgh?

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

  • Travel with National Express for coaches to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Stansted to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £33.
  • EasyJet can take you to Edinburgh by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for easyJet from Stansted to Edinburgh for £68.
  • London North Eastern Railway can get you to Edinburgh by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with London North Eastern Railway from Stansted to Edinburgh for £58 on Omio.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Stansted to Edinburgh?

Looking to extend your trip from Stansted to Edinburgh? Many Omio customers who go from Stansted to Edinburgh usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Glasgow or Manchester from Edinburgh, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How far in advance should I buy my Stansted to Edinburgh ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Stansted to Edinburgh, 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 is on average £33 one way for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is £68 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is £58 one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Stansted to Edinburgh tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.