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from Bournemouth to Edinburgh

You can get from Bournemouth to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.

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20 Jan
£73London North Eastern Railway
£74National Express
21 Jan
£99London North Eastern Railway
£74National Express
22 Jan
£90Avanti West Coast
£74National Express
23 Jan
£216Avanti West Coast
£74National Express
24 Jan
£64London North Eastern Railway
£74National Express

Travel Information between Bournemouth and Edinburgh

distanceDistance365 miles (588 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£64 - £114
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £64 • 13 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £114 • 7 h 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or London North Eastern Railway

Take a coach or train to travel 365 miles (588 km) from Bournemouth to Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 7 h 23 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £64. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Bournemouth to Edinburgh.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bournemouth to Edinburgh

Travel to Edinburgh 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 Bournemouth to Edinburgh.

How do I go from Bournemouth to Edinburgh?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Bournemouth and Edinburgh. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Bournemouth to Edinburgh?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Edinburgh. Tickets for a coach cost on average £64.

This is compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A coach is £50 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Bournemouth to Edinburgh costing on average £114.

What is the fastest way to get from Bournemouth to Edinburgh?

The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Bournemouth is by train with an average travel time of 7 h 23 min.

There are alternative travel options to Edinburgh that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 13 h 25 min.

How many miles are between Bournemouth and Edinburgh

You should expect to travel around 365 miles (588 km) from Bournemouth to Edinburgh.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Bournemouth to Edinburgh?

The average frequency per day from Bournemouth to Edinburgh is:

  • 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Edinburgh from Bournemouth as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Bournemouth to Edinburgh?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Bournemouth to Edinburgh:

  • Coaches from Bournemouth to Edinburgh most often leave from Bournemouth, Coach Station and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Trains most often depart from Bournemouth at Bournemouth and arrive in Edinburgh at Edinburgh Waverley.

Which travel operators can get me from Bournemouth to Edinburgh?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Bournemouth to Edinburgh, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can get you to Edinburgh by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with National Express from Bournemouth to Edinburgh for £64 on Omio.
  • London North Eastern Railway can take you to Edinburgh by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for London North Eastern Railway from Bournemouth to Edinburgh for £114.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Bournemouth to Edinburgh?

Your journey from Bournemouth to Edinburgh doesn't have to end in Edinburgh. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you’d like to add London, Glasgow or Manchester to your Bournemouth to Edinburgh trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Edinburgh today!

How far in advance should I buy tickets between Bournemouth and Edinburgh online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Bournemouth to Edinburgh, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £64 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £114 one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Bournemouth to Edinburgh tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.