There are 10 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Edinburgh by plane, train, subway, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly London Stansted to Edinburgh  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI

$23 - $112

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Fly London Stansted to Glasgow, train  •  2 h 43 min

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

$42 - $131

Train to London City, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) LCY - EDI

$94 - $250

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 26 min

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

$103 - $276

Train, Tube to London Gatwick, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
  2. Take the Tube from Tottenham Hale Underground Station to Victoria Underground Station
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Edinburgh (EDI) LGW - EDI

$86 - $206

Bus to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Airport Bus Station
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Edinburgh (EDI) LTN - EDI

$49 - $154

Train LNER  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Edinburgh

$95 - $142

Train via Sheffield  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Sheffield
  3. Take the train from Sheffield to Edinburgh

$185 - $302

Bus  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to London - Victoria Station A20
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh S9

$53 - $93

Drive  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Edinburgh 358.4 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Edinburgh is to fly which costs £17 - £90 and takes 1 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Edinburgh is to fly which costs £17 - £90 and takes 1 h 49 min.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Edinburgh is 316 miles. The road distance is 358.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from London Stansted Airport and arriving at Edinburgh via London Victoria Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport and arriving at Edinburgh via Peterborough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 46 min.

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What companies run services between London Stansted Airport (STN), England and Edinburgh, Scotland?

easyJet and Ryanair fly from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Edinburgh every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Edinburgh via Peterborough in around 5 h 46 min.

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 Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
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 and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
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 Friday
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 Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
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
Train operators
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
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$24
First
$38
Business
$36
Train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$25
First
$40
Business
$39
London Underground (Tube)
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Sheffield to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Single
$100 - $170
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $170
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $90
Bus operators
National Express
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from London Stansted Airport to London - Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
cms-tvision.terravisionlondo.netdna-cdn.com
Airport Bus Express
Website
airportbusexpress.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Victoria
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
airportbusexpress.co.uk

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