There are 7 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Edinburgh by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Edinburgh  •  1 h 49 min

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

$23 - $112

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Fly to Glasgow, train  •  3 h

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

$43 - $131

Fly to Dundee, train  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Dundee (DND) STN - DND
  2. Take the train from Dundee to Edinburgh

$112 - $331

Train LNER  •  5 h 50 min

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

$95 - $142

Train via Derby  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Leicester
  2. Take the train from Leicester to Derby
  3. Take the train from Derby to Edinburgh

$196 - $292

Bus  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to London Golders Green National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Golders Green to Edinburgh National Express

$39 - $55

Drive  •  6 h 26 min

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

$75 - $120

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport London and arriving at Edinburgh via London Golders Green. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h.

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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 50 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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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 5 h 50 min and costs .

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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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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Stansted Airport London station.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Edinburgh train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Stansted Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 1 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 50 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 12 h.

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

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 315.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 49 min

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 50 min.

Airlines
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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Stansted to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
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
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Dundee to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Dundee to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$29 - $45
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 Stansted Airport to Leicester
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $80
Train from Derby to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$120 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $190
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Dundee to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$16 - $25
1st Class
$30 - $45
Train from Peterborough to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $140
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Dundee to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$190
Sleeper Seat
$19 - $27
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Derby
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
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 Stansted Airport London to London Golders Green
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Golders Green to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Edinburgh train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) to Edinburgh is 358 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Edinburgh.

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Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from London Stansted Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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