There are 11 ways to get from Edinburgh to Colchester by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$90 - $133

Cheapest option

Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted, bus  •  4 h 47 min

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

$33 - $132

9 alternative options

Train via Peterborough  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Colchester

$98 - $144

Train CrossCountry  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Leicester
  3. Take the train from Leicester to Stansted Airport

$206 - $332

Bus  •  12 h 15 min

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

$166 - $198

Drive  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Colchester 386.1 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Edinburgh to London City, train  •  4 h 12 min

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

$91 - $257

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow, train  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Heathrow (LHR) EDI - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

$105 - $287

Fly Edinburgh to Norwich, train  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Norwich (NWI) EDI - NWI
  2. Take the train from Norwich to Colchester

$129 - $359

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, train  •  5 h 3 min

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

$85 - $201

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Stansted, bus  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Stansted (STN) GLA - STN
  3. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester

$53 - $154

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Colchester, England?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Colchester via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 5 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Colchester via Heathrow Airport London in around 12 h 15 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Edinburgh to Norwich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Train operators
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$60 - $95
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Edinburgh to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$50 - $80
1st Class
$100 - $150
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Colchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Colchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $180
Train from Leicester to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $21
Off-Peak Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Heathrow Airport London
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Colchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh to Colchester?

The distance between Edinburgh and Colchester is 525 km. The road distance is 618 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Colchester is to fly and bus which costs £23 - £95 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Colchester is to fly and train which takes 4 h 12 min and costs £65 - £190.

Is there a direct train between Edinburgh and Colchester?

No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Colchester via Peterborough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 43 min.

Is there a direct bus between Edinburgh and Colchester?

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Colchester via Heathrow Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 15 min.

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

It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Edinburgh to Colchester, including transfers.