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

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 LNER  •  6 h 1 min

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

$86 - $126

Cheapest option

Train to London Stansted, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 7 min

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

$49 - $150

9 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  9 h 18 min

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

$178 - $287

Bus  •  13 h

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

$157 - $193

Drive  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Ipswich to Edinburgh 384 miles

$80 - $120

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

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

$96 - $262

Train to Norwich, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 19 min

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

$118 - $344

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

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

$110 - $294

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Edinburgh (EDI) LGW - EDI

$91 - $207

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

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

$90 - $208

Train to London Stansted, fly to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 3 min

  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

$67 - $171

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ipswich to Edinburgh is to train and fly which costs £35 - £120 and takes 4 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ipswich to Edinburgh is to train and fly which costs £35 - £120 and takes 4 h 7 min.

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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 T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h.

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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 6 h 1 min.

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The distance between Ipswich and Edinburgh is 324 miles. The road distance is 384 miles.

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The best way to get from Ipswich to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 6 h 1 min and costs £65 - £95.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Ipswich to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 323.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 1 min

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 T2,3 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
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
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 Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
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 37 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
55 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 - $30
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 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$28 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $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
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
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 Ipswich to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
nationalexpress.com

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