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from Bristol to Edinburgh

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24 Jan
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25 Jan
£105London North Eastern Railway
£18National Express
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Wed
26 Jan
£105London North Eastern Railway
£23National Express
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Thu
27 Jan
£105London North Eastern Railway
£14Flixbus
£38easyJet
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28 Jan
£105London North Eastern Railway
£20Flixbus
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29 Jan
£105London North Eastern Railway
£15Flixbus
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30 Jan
£126London North Eastern Railway
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31 Jan
£105London North Eastern Railway
£14Flixbus
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1 Feb
£105London North Eastern Railway
£22National Express
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2 Feb
£103London North Eastern Railway
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3 Feb
£106London North Eastern Railway
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4 Feb
£126London North Eastern Railway
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5 Feb
£72London North Eastern Railway
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6 Feb
£106London North Eastern Railway
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7 Feb
£106London North Eastern Railway
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8 Feb
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9 Feb
£106London North Eastern Railway
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10 Feb
£105London North Eastern Railway
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11 Feb
£125London North Eastern Railway
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12 Feb
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Travel Information to Edinburgh from Bristol

distanceDistance311 miles (501 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£29 - £103
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £29 • 12 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £81 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet, Flixbus or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 311 miles (501 km) by flight, coach or train between Bristol and Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £29. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are easyJet, Flixbus or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Bristol to Edinburgh.

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FAQs

How do I travel between Bristol and Edinburgh?

There are 3 travel options from Bristol to Edinburgh: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Bristol to Edinburgh?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Bristol to Edinburgh, which costs on average £29.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

A coach journey is usually £52 less than a journey to Edinburgh by plane, which costs on average £81 for the same trip.

A coach is generally £74 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £103 from Bristol to Edinburgh.

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

The quickest way to travel to Edinburgh from Bristol is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 12 h 40 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by train can take on average 6 h 30 min.

How far is it from Bristol to Edinburgh?

The distance from Bristol to Edinburgh is approximately 311 miles (501 km).

How many services a day are there to Edinburgh from Bristol?

The average frequency per day from Bristol to Edinburgh is:

  • 7 trains a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Bristol to Edinburgh?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Bristol to Edinburgh:

  • Most travellers board their plane from Bristol Airport and arrive in Edinburgh Airport.
  • Most travellers board their coach from Bristol, City Centre and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers take a train from Bristol Temple Meads to Edinburgh Waverley.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Bristol to Edinburgh?

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

  • EasyJet can get you to Edinburgh by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with easyJet from Bristol to Edinburgh for £81 on Omio.
  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Bristol to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £29.
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway to go to Edinburgh by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find London North Eastern Railway Bristol to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £103.

Is there a direct service from Bristol to Edinburgh?

Yes, there are direct routes from Bristol to Edinburgh with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 7 direct trains per day to take to Edinburgh with Cross Country.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Edinburgh tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this route.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Edinburgh from Bristol?

Looking to extend your trip from Bristol to Edinburgh? Many Omio customers who go from Bristol to Edinburgh usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Glasgow or Manchester from Edinburgh, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When should I buy a ticket from Bristol to Edinburgh online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip between Bristol and Edinburgh, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost on average £81 one way.
  • Coach tickets are costing on average £29 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £103 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Bristol and Edinburgh online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.