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There are 9 ways to get from Ipswich to Edinburgh by train, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 16m

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

£75 - £370

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Train to London Stansted, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 26m

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

£58 - £302

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Train via Sheffield  •  9h 18m

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to Ely
  2. Take the train from Ely to Sheffield
  3. Take the train from Sheffield to Edinburgh

£172 - £397

Drive  •  6h 48m

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Edinburgh 381.5 miles

£65 - £95

Train to London City, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 22m

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

£85 - £291

Train to Norwich, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 43m

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

£97 - £638

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 59m

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

£72 - £286

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh  •  5h 17m

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

£77 - £355

Train to London Stansted, fly to Glasgow, train  •  5h 23m

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

£74 - £359

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The cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £65 - £95 and takes 6h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Ipswich to Edinburgh is to train and fly which costs £80 - £300 and takes 4h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ipswich to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Edinburgh via Peterborough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 16m.

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The distance between Ipswich and Edinburgh is 324 miles. The road distance is 381.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 6h 16m and costs £70 - £370.

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It takes approximately 6h 16m to get from Ipswich to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Ipswich to Edinburgh train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Ipswich station.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Ipswich to Edinburgh train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ipswich to Edinburgh is 381 miles. It takes approximately 6h 48m to drive from Ipswich to Edinburgh.

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 323.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 16m

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

You can take a train from Ipswich to Edinburgh via Peterborough in around 6h 16m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £310
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £240
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£170 - £800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £110
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £110
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £130
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £130
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£29 - £85
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£29 - £85
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Norwich to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£190 - £800
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£170 - £800
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Ely
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£21 - £35
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £25
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Norwich
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £29
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£29 - £45
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
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
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Ely to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £65
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£21 - £35
Off-Peak Single
£40 - £70
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Single
£60 - £90
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Ipswich to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
London Overground
Train from Ipswich to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
London Overground
Train from Ipswich to Norwich
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
London Overground
Train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
London Overground
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30

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