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

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Train LNER  •  6h 4m

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

$81 - $119

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Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted, train  •  4h 46m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Stansted (STN) EDI - STN
  2. Take the train from Chelmsford to White Notley

$29 - $125

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Train CrossCountry  •  10h 12m

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

$201 - $305

Bus  •  12h 44m

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

$158 - $186

Drive  •  6h 43m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Essex 372.7 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Edinburgh to London City, train  •  4h 49m

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

$84 - $245

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

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

$97 - $277

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick, train  •  5h 44m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Gatwick (LGW) EDI - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  3. Take the train from Stratford (London) to White Notley

$77 - $190

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, train  •  5h 41m

  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 White Notley

$75 - $186

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Stansted  •  6h 1m

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

$48 - $147

Train to Newcastle, fly to London City, train  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to London City (LCY) NCL - LCY
  3. Take the train from Stratford (London) to White Notley

$108 - $416

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Essex is to fly and train which costs £22 - £100 and takes 4h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Essex is to fly and train which costs £22 - £100 and takes 4h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Essex. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Black Notley, Bulford Lane via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Braintree, Tesco Store and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 44m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Essex is 325 miles. The road distance is 372.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Essex without a car is to train which takes 6h 4m and costs £60 - £95.

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It takes approximately 6h 4m to get from Edinburgh to Essex, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Essex bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Essex is to train which takes 6h 4m and costs £60 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £120 - £150 and takes 12h 44m.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to London Stansted Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Edinburgh to Essex bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Braintree station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Essex.
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  • Distance: 325.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 4m

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 station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 6h 4m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Essex via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Braintree, Tesco Store, Braintree Town Centre, Victoria Street, and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park in around 12h 44m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Newcastle to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to White Notley
Ave. Duration
18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to White Notley
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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 Derby
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$120 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $190
Train from Leicester to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $80
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Leicester
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Farringdon
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
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
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
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 Edinburgh to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Braintree
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Essex is 373 miles. It takes approximately 6h 43m to drive from Edinburgh to Essex.

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

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There are 197+ hotels available in Essex. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32m and costs £3 - £5.

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