There are 11 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 39 min

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

$32 - $130

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Bus to London Stansted, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 31 min

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

$30 - $127

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Train to London City, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 53 min

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

$96 - $327

Train to Southend, fly to Glasgow  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Shenfield
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Glasgow (GLA) SEN - GLA

$111 - $427

Train to Norwich, fly to Aberdeen  •  4 h 33 min

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

$103 - $279

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 41 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 Edinburgh (EDI) LTN - EDI

$81 - $195

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Glasgow Central

$245 - $387

Train LNER  •  8 h 5 min

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

$97 - $144

Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  10 h 20 min

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

$187 - $269

Bus  •  11 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to London Stansted Airport 250
  2. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to London Golders Green
  3. Take the bus from London Golders Green to Glasgow

$48 - $68

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 £23 - £100 and takes 3 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Scotland is to bus and fly which costs £23 - £100 and takes 3 h 31 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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It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from Colchester to Scotland, including transfers.

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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 London Stansted Airport and London Golders Green. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 18 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 nearest airport to Scotland is Dundee (DND) Airport which is 48 miles away. Other nearby airports include Inverness (INV) (52.4 miles), Edinburgh (EDI) (65 miles), Glasgow (GLA) (65.2 miles) and Aberdeen (ABZ) (77.8 miles).

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Map of how to get from Colchester to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 396.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 39 min

What companies run services between Colchester, England and Scotland?

You can take a train from Colchester to Glasgow via Stratford (London), Highbury & Islington, Highbury & Islington Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and London Euston in around 6 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to Glasgow via London Stansted Airport and London Golders Green in around 11 h 18 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 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
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
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Southend to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Southend to Glasgow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Norwich to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $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 Shenfield
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
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
$27 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $120
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Colchester to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stansted Airport to London Golders Green
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Golders Green to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com

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