There are 10 ways to get from Essex to Gretna Green by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from White Notley to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Carlisle

£134 - £418

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Bus  •  11h 43m

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

£25 - £39

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Train via Leeds  •  10h 44m

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Leeds
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Carlisle

£75 - £126

Drive  •  5h 9m

  1. Drive from Essex to Gretna Green 312.3 miles

£50 - £75

Train to Southend, fly to Carlisle, train  •  5h

  1. Take the train from White Notley to Shenfield
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Carlisle (CAX) SEN - CAX
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Gretna Green

£82 - £381

Fly London Stansted to Glasgow, train  •  6h 13m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Glasgow (GLA) STN - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle

£61 - £254

Train to London City, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  6h 45m

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

£95 - £331

Fly London Stansted to Edinburgh, train  •  6h 49m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle

£63 - £241

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle, train  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from White Notley to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

£96 - £310

Train to Southend, fly to Glasgow, train  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the train from White Notley to Shenfield
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Glasgow (GLA) SEN - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle

£89 - £492

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The cheapest way to get from Essex to Gretna Green is to bus which costs £24 - £40 and takes 11h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Essex to Gretna Green is to train and fly which costs £80 - £390 and takes 5h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Essex to Gretna Green. However, there are services departing from Black Notley, Bulford Lane and arriving at Gretna, Central Avenue via Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park, Braintree, Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Essex to Gretna Green. However, there are services departing from White Notley and arriving at Gretna Green via Liverpool Street station, London Euston and Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 3m.

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The distance between Essex and Gretna Green is 267 miles. The road distance is 312.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Essex to Gretna Green without a car is to train which takes 6h 3m and costs £130 - £420.

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It takes approximately 6h 3m to get from Essex to Gretna Green, including transfers.

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Essex to Gretna Green bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Braintree station.

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Essex to Gretna Green train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from White Notley station.

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The best way to get from Essex to Gretna Green is to train which takes 6h 3m and costs £130 - £420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £40 and takes 11h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Essex to Gretna Green.
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  • Distance: 267.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 3m

What companies run services between Essex, England and Gretna Green, Scotland?

You can take a train from Essex to Gretna Green via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London Euston, and Carlisle in around 6h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Essex to Gretna Green via Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park, Braintree, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Carlisle, and Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters in around 11h 43m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £300
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £320
Flights from Southend to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £250
Flights from London City to Edinburgh via Exeter
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £250
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Southend to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £320
Flights from Southend to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £310
Flights from Southend to Glasgow via Derry
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £350
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from White Notley to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£18 - £27
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from White Notley to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from White Notley to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£16 - £24
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from White Notley to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
London Overground
Train from White Notley to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
London Overground
Train from White Notley to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
London Overground
Virgin Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£110 - £380
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£110 - £150
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£290 - £380
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£95 - £130
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£23 - £35
Anytime Single
£30 - £55
Off-Peak Single
£25 - £40
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
£10 - £15
1st Class
£24 - £35
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £22
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Gretna Green
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £7
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£4 - £7
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£21 - £65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £65
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£13 - £20
Off-Peak Day Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Train from Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£13 - £19
Off-Peak Day Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
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 Braintree to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
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National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
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National Express

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The quickest flight from Southend Airport to Carlisle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Essex to Gretna Green bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Essex to Gretna Green train services, operated by Virgin Trains, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Essex to Gretna Green is 312 miles. It takes approximately 5h 9m to drive from Essex to Gretna Green.

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Loganair offers flights from Southend Airport to Carlisle Airport.

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There are 267+ hotels available in Gretna Green. Prices start at £75 per night.

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