Edinburgh to Bristol train

Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Bristol

Showing times and prices for 30 Jun

Cheapest

£130

Average

£189

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
08:30Edinburgh Waverley7h06 15:36Bristol Temple Meads
2 changes
£1301One-way
Cheapest
08:30Edinburgh Waverley6h58 15:28Bristol Temple Meads
3 changes
£1301One-way
08:52Edinburgh Waverley6h22 15:14Bristol Temple Meads
1 change
£1351One-way
08:06Edinburgh Waverley6h27 14:33Bristol Temple Meads
0 changes
£2461One-way
09:05Edinburgh Waverley6h29 15:34Bristol Temple Meads
0 changes
£2461One-way

Train schedule Edinburgh to Bristol

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 30 June
08:06Edinburgh Waverley6h27 14:33Bristol Temple Meads
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08:30Edinburgh Waverley7h06 15:36Bristol Temple Meads
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08:30Edinburgh Waverley6h58 15:28Bristol Temple Meads
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08:52Edinburgh Waverley5h41 14:33Bristol Temple Meads
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08:52Edinburgh Waverley6h22 15:14Bristol Temple Meads
1 change
09:05Edinburgh Waverley6h29 15:34Bristol Temple Meads
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Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Bristol

Showing times and prices for 30 Jun

Fastest Journey

5 h 41 m

Average

6 h 30 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

502 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Edinburgh for Bristol every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
08:52Edinburgh Waverley5h41 14:33Bristol Temple Meads
2 changes
£2461One-way
08:52Edinburgh Waverley6h22 15:14Bristol Temple Meads
1 change
£1341One-way
08:06Edinburgh Waverley6h27 14:33Bristol Temple Meads
0 changes
£2461One-way
09:05Edinburgh Waverley6h29 15:34Bristol Temple Meads
0 changes
£2461One-way
08:30Edinburgh Waverley6h58 15:28Bristol Temple Meads
3 changes
£1301One-way

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Bristol

distanceDistance311 miles (501 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 22 min
priceAverage train ticket price£130 (€144)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesLondon North Eastern Railway, Cross Country or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Edinburgh to Bristol cover the 311 miles (501 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 22 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £130, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £93. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Bristol Temple Meads.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Edinburgh to Bristol

CrossCountry trains will get you to Bristol from Edinburgh from £93. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Edinburgh and Bristol you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Book your CrossCountry Edinburgh to Bristol train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Edinburgh to Bristol routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from Edinburgh to Bristol is 311 miles (501 km), and the best price for a one-way Edinburgh - Bristol CrossCountry train ticket starts at £112 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

Edinburgh to Bristol train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 29 min
  • Average Price: £112
  • CrossCountry frequency: 10 a day

Trains from Edinburgh to Bristol: Journey Details

CrossCountry provides direct trains from Edinburgh to Bristol. The weekday timetable begins in the early morning and operates a roughly hourly service throughout the day, until a final departure from Edinburgh in the late afternoon. Journey times are around 6 hours and 30 minutes, although some indirect services can be quicker. These journeys involve taking the CrossCountry or Virgin Trains service to Birmingham New Street and connecting to a CrossCountry train to Bristol. Sunday schedules feature fewer departures and no early morning trains.

Taking the Train from Edinburgh

Trains from Edinburgh to Bristol depart from Waverley station, located in the centre of the city. There are bus stops nearby on Princes Street and North Bridge, with routes to most parts of Edinburgh. The bus station is a 5-minute​ walk northwards on St. Andrews Square. Night buses are available from Waverley Bridge, by the station's western exits. The tram stop on Princes Street provides connections to the airport and western parts of the city. Taxis are available from the rank beside the station concourse.

Getting into Bristol by Train

Bristol is a lively, cosmopolitan city with a rich industrial and maritime heritage on show at the revitalised harbourside area. A star attraction is the ocean liner the SS Great Britain, built by Brunel, who also gave the city the spectacular Clifton Suspension Bridge. Trains from Edinburgh to Bristol arrive at Temple Meads station, located on the south-eastern side of the city centre. There are bus stops immediately outside the station offering routes to most parts of Bristol and a regular shuttle service to the airport. Ferries to central Bristol are available from the quayside behind the station. There is a taxi rank alongside the bus stops.

Travel Tips: Trains from Edinburgh to Bristol

Travel by train to Bristol easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Bristol.
FAQs
You can find a cheap train from Edinburgh to Bristol for some dates and times for as low as £93  one way in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Edinburgh to Bristol train to cost on average £130  one way.
The distance from Edinburgh to Bristol by train is approximately 311 miles (501 km).
On average the Edinburgh to Bristol train time is 6 h 22 min  covering the 311 miles (501 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley   and arriving in Bristol Temple Meads.

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0.4 miles (659 m) from the city centre of Edinburgh.

The most popular arrival train station, Bristol Temple Meads, is located 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre of Bristol.

When taking a train from Edinburgh to Bristol, you can count on London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country or Avanti West Coast for the best way to get you to Bristol. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Edinburgh to Bristol and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day from Edinburgh to Bristol. If you’re looking for a direct train from Edinburgh to Bristol, consider travelling with Cross Country. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
The average number of trains departing Edinburgh for Bristol is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first train from Edinburgh to Bristol leaves at 04: 40   and the last train for this leaves at 17: 00. Omio shows you the latest train from Edinburgh to Bristol times to help you book the best departure time for this route.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets from Edinburgh to Bristol within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £130 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Edinburgh to Bristol a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Bristol
The major railway station for departures from Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your trip to Bristol from Edinburgh.
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Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transport options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.
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Public transport options for Edinburgh Gateway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station
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Public transport options for Edinburgh Park
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Platform 2 bus stop, adjacent to Herminston Gate

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