How to get from Cambridge to Edinburgh

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Travel Information to Edinburgh from Cambridge

distanceDistance291 miles (469 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£20 - £83
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £20 • 13 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £83 • 4 h 42 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 291 miles (469 km) by coach or train from Cambridge to Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 42 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £20. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Cambridge to Edinburgh.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cambridge to Edinburgh

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There are 2 ways to travel between Cambridge and Edinburgh including taking a coach or train.

The cheapest way from Cambridge to Edinburgh is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £20 compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A coach is generally £62 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £83 from Cambridge to Edinburgh.

The fastest way from Cambridge to Edinburgh is by train with an average journey time of 4 h 42 min.

Other travel options between Cambridge and Edinburgh can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by coach can take on average 13 h 40 min.

The distance between Cambridge and Edinburgh is around 291 miles (469 km).

The average frequency per day from Cambridge to Edinburgh is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Cambridge and Edinburgh as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Cambridge, Railway Station (stop 9) to Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Cambridge to Edinburgh depart from Cambridge to Edinburgh Waverley.

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Edinburgh by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Cambridge to Edinburgh for £20 on Omio.
  • 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 Cambridge to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £83.

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

  • You can find direct coaches per day to Edinburgh with.
  • You can find 12 direct trains per day to take to Edinburgh with.

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 purchase tickets for this journey.

Omio customers who travel from Cambridge to Edinburgh often also extend their holiday to go to London, Glasgow or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Edinburgh and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £20 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £83 one way on average.

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

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