There are 11 ways to get from Colchester to Scotland by train, plane, bus 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.

Recommended option

Train to London City, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 46 min

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

$99 - $332

Cheapest option

Bus to London Stansted, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 29 min

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

$30 - $130

9 alternative options

Train to Southend, fly to Glasgow  •  4 h 6 min

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

$114 - $432

Bus to London Stansted, fly to Edinburgh  •  3 h 39 min

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

$32 - $132

Train to Norwich, fly to Aberdeen  •  4 h 43 min

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

$108 - $285

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 44 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

$85 - $208

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

$267 - $420

Train Virgin Trains East Coast  •  8 h 5 min

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

$107 - $155

Train CrossCountry  •  10 h 59 min

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

$199 - $330

Bus  •  11 h 30 min

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

$163 - $199

Drive  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Colchester to Glasgow 412.3 miles

$85 - $130

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 Heathrow Airport London in around 11 h 30 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
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 1 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
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 Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
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
$23 - $35
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
$15 - $23
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
$30 - $45
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
$25 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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 Sheffield
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $95
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Colchester to Heathrow Airport London
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Colchester to Scotland?

The distance between Colchester and Scotland is 634 km. The road distance is 660 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Colchester to Scotland?

The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Scotland is to bus and fly which costs £21 - £95 and takes 3 h 29 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Colchester to Scotland?

The quickest way to get from Colchester to Scotland is to bus and fly which takes 3 h 29 min and costs £21 - £95.

Is there a direct train between Colchester and Scotland?

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.

Is there a direct bus between Colchester and Scotland?

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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 30 min.

How long does it take to get from Colchester to Scotland?

It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to get from Colchester to Scotland, including transfers.