How to get from Cheltenham to Edinburgh

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Travel Information to Edinburgh from Cheltenham

distanceDistance283 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£36 - £197
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £36 • 10 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £92 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or Avanti West Coast

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 283 miles between Cheltenham and Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £36. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express, easyJet or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Cheltenham to Edinburgh.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham to Edinburgh.

There are 4 ways to travel from Cheltenham to Edinburgh including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Edinburgh. Tickets for a coach cost on average £36.

This is compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A coach is generally £56 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £92 from Cheltenham to Edinburgh.

A coach is £161 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Cheltenham to Edinburgh costing on average £197.

The fastest way from Cheltenham to Edinburgh is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by coach can take on average 10 h 40 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 7 min   of travel time.

The Cheltenham to Edinburgh distance is approximately 283 miles.

The average frequency per day from Cheltenham to Edinburgh is:

  • 1 coach a day.
  • Around 9 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Cheltenham, Racecourse (Greenbelt Festival) and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Cheltenham to Edinburgh depart from Cheltenham Spa to Edinburgh Waverley.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cheltenham to Edinburgh:

  • You can take a coach from Cheltenham to Edinburgh with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for £36 with National Express from Cheltenham to Edinburgh.
  • You can go to Edinburgh from Cheltenham by plane with easyJet. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £92 with easyJet from Cheltenham to Edinburgh on Omio.
  • You can travel between Cheltenham and Edinburgh by train with Avanti West Coast. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £197 with Avanti West Coast from Cheltenham to Edinburgh.

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

  • You can find direct coaches per day to Edinburgh with.
  • You'll find direct train services to Edinburgh with Cross Country with around 9 direct trains every day.

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.

Many of our customers travelling from Cheltenham to Edinburgh don't make Edinburgh their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Glasgow or Manchester, either of which you could add to your Cheltenham and Edinburgh trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Edinburgh to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Coach tickets cost £36 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing £92 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £197 one way on average.

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

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