How to get from Ipswich to Edinburgh

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 Virgin Trains East Coast  •  6 h 1 min

$87 - $132

Cheapest option

Train to London Stansted, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 13 min

  1. STN - EDI

$47 - $151

9 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  9 h 24 min

$189 - $288

Bus  •  13 h

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

$167 - $204

Drive  •  6 h 52 min

  1. 384 miles

$80 - $120

Train to London City, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 9 min

  1. LCY - EDI

$97 - $263

Train to Norwich, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 29 min

  1. NWI - EDI

$119 - $344

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 54 min

  1. LHR - EDI

$111 - $295

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 1 min

  1. LGW - EDI

$93 - $234

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

  1. LTN - EDI

$91 - $238

Train to London Stansted, fly to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. STN - GLA

$66 - $172

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

You can take a train from Ipswich to Edinburgh via Peterborough in around 6 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ipswich to Edinburgh via Heathrow Airport London in around 13 h.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from London City to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Norwich to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Norwich to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Ely
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to Norwich
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Ely to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 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 London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $25
Train from Farringdon to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
36 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
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Farringdon to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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
50 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 Ipswich to Heathrow Airport London
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ipswich and Edinburgh is 518 km. The road distance is 614 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Edinburgh is to train and fly which costs £30 - £120 and takes 4 h 13 min.

The quickest way to get from Ipswich to Edinburgh is to train and fly which takes 4 h 9 min and costs £70 - £200.

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 6 h 1 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Ipswich to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Ipswich and arriving at Edinburgh via Heathrow Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h.

It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from Ipswich to Edinburgh, including transfers.