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

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Train  •  7h 52m

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

£93 - £394

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Bus  •  16h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Golders Green
  2. Take the bus from London Golders Green to Stansted Airport London
  3. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Ipswich

£27 - £37

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Train, bus  •  12h 44m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Wakefield Westgate
  2. Take the train from Wakefield Westgate to Peterborough
  3. Take the bus from Peterborough, Railway Station to Norwich City Centre, Bus Station B / ...

£127 - £411

Drive  •  7h 15m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Leiston 400.7 miles

£60 - £90

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow, train, bus  •  7h 57m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Heathrow (LHR) EDI - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich
  3. Take the bus from Old Cattle Market Bus Station to Leiston, Library

£82 - £257

Fly Edinburgh to London City, train, bus  •  7h 38m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London City (LCY) EDI - LCY
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Ipswich
  3. Take the bus from Old Cattle Market Bus Station to Leiston, Library

£90 - £259

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, train, bus  •  8h 26m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Luton (LTN) EDI - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to Farringdon
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich
  4. Take the bus from Old Cattle Market Bus Station to Leiston, Library

£73 - £257

Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted, train, bus  •  8h 26m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Stansted (STN) EDI - STN
  2. Take the train from Cambridge to Ipswich
  3. Take the bus from Old Cattle Market Bus Station to Leiston, Library

£53 - £214

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Stansted, train, bus  •  9h 45m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Stansted (STN) GLA - STN
  3. Take the train from Cambridge to Ipswich
  4. Take the bus from Old Cattle Market Bus Station to Leiston, Library

£70 - £301

Fly Edinburgh to Norwich, bus  •  7h 46m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Norwich (NWI) EDI - NWI
  2. Take the bus from Norwich City Centre, St Stephens Street to Bungay, Annis Hill
  3. Take the bus from Bungay, Annis Hill to Leiston, Library

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Norwich, bus  •  10h 19m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Norwich (NWI) ABZ - NWI
  3. Take the bus from Norwich City Centre, St Stephens Street to Bungay, Annis Hill
  4. Take the bus from Bungay, Annis Hill to Leiston, Library

Edinburgh to Leiston by train and bus

The journey time between Edinburgh and Leiston is around 22h 20m and covers a distance of around 464 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 22h 20m. Operated by CrossCountry, LNER, First and others, the Edinburgh to Leiston service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Leiston, Library. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
22h 20m
Fastest journey time:
22h 20m
Journey distance:
464 miles
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
53 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
18:06
Last service departs at:
18:08

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Leiston train and bus schedules

Edinburgh → Leiston
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Leiston is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Leiston is to bus which costs £27 - £40 and takes 16h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Leiston is to drive which costs £60 - £90 and takes 7h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Leiston. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Leiston, Library via London Golders Green, Stansted Airport London and Old Cattle Market Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 31m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Leiston is 325 miles. The road distance is 400.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Leiston without a car is to train which takes 7h 52m and costs £90 - £400.

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It takes approximately 7h 52m to get from Edinburgh to Leiston, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Leiston is to train which takes 7h 52m and costs £90 - £400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £27 - £40 and takes 16h 31m.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Edinburgh to Leiston bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Ipswich station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Leiston.
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  • Distance: 324.8 miles
  • Duration: 7h 52m

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Leiston via Peterborough, Ipswich, and Saxmundham in around 7h 52m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Leiston via London Golders Green, Stansted Airport London, Ipswich, and Old Cattle Market Bus Station in around 16h 31m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £160
Flights from Glasgow to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£30 - £160
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £240
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £300
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £420
Flights from Aberdeen to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £550
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£19 - £120
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£15 - £95
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £350
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £320
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Day Single
£140 - £200
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£220 - £320
Train from Wakefield Westgate to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £130
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£13 - £19
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £80
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £130
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £24
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£29 - £45
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
greateranglia.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 Wakefield Westgate
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£100 - £270
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£100 - £130
Anytime Day 1st Class
£190 - £270
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£60 - £190
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£60 - £80
Anytime Day 1st Class
£130 - £190
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£27 - £85
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£27 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £85
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Peterborough, Railway Station to Norwich City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
First
Bus from Old Cattle Market Bus Station to Leiston, Library
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
First
Bus from Norwich City Centre, St Stephens Street to Bungay, Annis Hill
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
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 London Golders Green
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express
Bus from London Golders Green to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Borderbus
Phone
01502 714565
Email
office@border-bus.co.uk
Website
border-bus.co.uk
Bus from Bungay, Annis Hill to Leiston, Library
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Borderbus

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Leiston is 401 miles. It takes approximately 7h 15m to drive from Edinburgh to Leiston.

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Aer Lingus and British Airways offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 67+ hotels available in Leiston. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £1 - £6.

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