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Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Bristol

Showing times and prices for 24 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Edinburgh to Bristol is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Avanti West Coast
08:526h21
Edinburgh
15:13Bristol
£1161One-way
0 changes
Lumo
09:247h04
Edinburgh
16:28Bristol
£1211One-way
0 changes
Lumo
11:246h33
Edinburgh
17:57Bristol
£1311One-way
0 changes
Lumo
06:237h15
Edinburgh
13:38Bristol
£1311One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
13:306h58
Edinburgh
20:28Bristol
£1481One-way
0 changes

Train timetableEdinburgh to Bristol

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 April
London North Eastern Railway
14:307h05
Edinburgh
21:35Bristol
0 changes
Lumo
09:247h04
Edinburgh
16:28Bristol
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:526h21
Edinburgh
15:13Bristol
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
13:306h58
Edinburgh
20:28Bristol
0 changes
Lumo
11:246h33
Edinburgh
17:57Bristol
0 changes

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Train times from Edinburgh to Bristol

Showing times and prices for 24 Apr

Fastest Journey

6 h 21 m

Average

6 h 52 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

502 km

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

Avanti West Coast
08:526h21
Edinburgh
15:13Bristol
£1161One-way
0 changes
Lumo
11:246h33
Edinburgh
17:57Bristol
£1311One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
13:306h58
Edinburgh
20:28Bristol
£1481One-way
0 changes
Lumo
09:247h04
Edinburgh
16:28Bristol
£1211One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
14:307h05
Edinburgh
21:35Bristol
£1481One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Bristol

distanceDistance311 miles
durationAverage train duration6 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price£137 (€151)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCrossCountry, Virgin Trains, East Coast or Lumo

Trains from Edinburgh to Bristol cover the 311 miles long journey taking on average 6 h 16 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, East Coast or Lumo. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £137, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £79. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Bristol Temple Meads.

Train companies: CrossCountry, Virgin Trains and East Coast trains Edinburgh to Bristol

Buy your official CrossCountry, Virgin Trains and East Coast train tickets from Edinburgh to Bristol from £100 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable journey.

LNER is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates a wide range of services, from high-speed intercity trains to local services. Its most popular routes include London to Edinburgh, London to Leeds, and London to York. LNER offers a variety of train types, including the Azuma, InterCity 225, and HST. The Azuma is a modern, high-speed train that offers comfortable seating and onboard Wi-Fi. The InterCity 225 is a classic train that offers a more traditional experience. The HST is a high-speed train that offers a smooth ride and plenty of legroom. LNER offers a variety of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak. Advance tickets are the cheapest option and must be booked in advance. Anytime tickets are more expensive but can be used at any time. Off-Peak tickets are the most affordable option for travelling during off-peak times. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. LNER also offers a range of discounts and special offers, making it an affordable and convenient way to travel.

Train information from Edinburgh to Bristol with East Coast:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 56 min
  • Cheapest Price: £100

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.

FAQs: Edinburgh to Bristol train

FAQs: Travel by train from Edinburgh 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.
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Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Bristol can start from as little as £79 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Edinburgh to Bristol is £137; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Edinburgh to Bristol is 6 h 16 min   to travel the 311 mile long trip, with around there are 16 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Edinburgh to Bristol leaves at 05: 36. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Edinburgh to Bristol leaves at 18: 00.
There are 16 trains a day from Edinburgh to Bristol which require at least one change with CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, East Coast or Lumo. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
When taking a train from Edinburgh to Bristol, you can count on CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, East Coast or Lumo for the best way to get you to Bristol. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Edinburgh and Bristol and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 18: 00.

When departing from Edinburgh, you have various train station options to start your route from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Gateway and Edinburgh Park. When arriving in Bristol, you can end your journey in train stations like Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol, Airport and Bristol, Napier Road.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Bristol Temple Meads, located 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Edinburgh to Bristol is January.
You have options as you can travel from Edinburgh to Bristol 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Edinburgh and Bristol

Edinburgh
Bristol
Edinburgh Waverley is the most popular Edinburgh railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Edinburgh for your journey to Bristol.
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Ticket Office Hours
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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