There are 11 ways to get from Edinburgh to Essex 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  •  6 h 9 min

$83 - $124

Cheapest option

Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted, train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. EDI - STN

$35 - $134

9 alternative options

Train via Peterborough  •  7 h 28 min

$105 - $161

Train CrossCountry  •  10 h 14 min

$194 - $317

Bus  •  12 h 31 min

  1. National Express
  2. National Express / ...

$159 - $193

Drive  •  6 h 43 min

  1. 372.7 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Edinburgh to London City, train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. EDI - LCY

$85 - $245

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 21 min

  1. EDI - LHR

$99 - $278

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. EDI - LTN

$79 - $221

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick, train  •  5 h 33 min

  1. EDI - LGW

$79 - $190

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Stansted, train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. GLA - STN

$53 - $156

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Essex via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Highbury & Islington Underground Station, Highbury & Islington, and Stratford (London) in around 6 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Essex via Heathrow Airport London, Stansted Airport London, Stansted Airport, Coach Station, and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) in around 12 h 31 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 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 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
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 Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
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
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
$110 - $170
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
$95 - $150
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to White Notley
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to White Notley
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
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 Peterborough to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Single
$110 - $170
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $180
Train from Leicester to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Farringdon
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$18 - $27
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $23
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Farringdon
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
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 Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Essex is 520 km. The road distance is 596 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Essex is to fly and train which costs £25 - £100 and takes 4 h 44 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Essex is to fly and train which takes 4 h 44 min and costs £25 - £100.

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Essex. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Black Notley, Brain Valley Avenue via Heathrow Airport London, Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 31 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Edinburgh to Essex, including transfers.