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There are 10 ways to get from Colchester to Scotland by bus, plane, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus to London Stansted, fly to Edinburgh  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI

$32 - $131

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Bus to London Stansted, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Glasgow (GLA) STN - GLA

$30 - $128

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Train to London City, fly to Glasgow  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Glasgow (GLA) LCY - GLA

$98 - $328

Bus to London Stansted, fly to Dundee  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Dundee (DND) STN - DND

$99 - $284

Train to Norwich, fly to Aberdeen  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Aberdeen (ABZ) NWI - ABZ

$106 - $280

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Glasgow  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Glasgow (GLA) LTN - GLA

$73 - $199

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Glasgow Central

$255 - $396

Train LNER  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Glasgow Central

$98 - $145

Bus  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Glasgow National Express

$151 - $186

Drive  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Colchester to Glasgow 412.3 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Scotland is to bus and fly which costs £22 - £100 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Scotland is to bus and fly which costs £22 - £100 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colchester to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Glasgow via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Colchester to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Glasgow Central via Peterborough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

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The distance between Colchester and Scotland is 396 miles. The road distance is 412.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Scotland without a car is to train which takes 6 h 21 min and costs £190 - £310.

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Colchester to Scotland, including transfers.

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Colchester to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Colchester station.

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Colchester to Scotland train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Colchester station.

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The best way to get from Colchester to Scotland is to train which takes 6 h 21 min and costs £190 - £310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £110 - £150 and takes 11 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 396.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 41 min

What companies run services between Colchester, England and Scotland?

You can take a train from Colchester to Glasgow via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, Euston Square station, and London Euston in around 6 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to Glasgow via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 11 h 30 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Norwich to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Stansted to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Colchester to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from London Stansted Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Colchester to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Glasgow station.

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Colchester to Scotland train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colchester to Scotland is 412 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 49 min to drive from Colchester to Scotland.

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Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from London Stansted Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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Book your Colchester to Scotland train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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There are 133+ hotels available in Scotland. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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