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from Cheltenham to Edinburgh

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Thu
21 Oct
£192First Transpennine Express
£33National Express
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Fri
22 Oct
£192First Transpennine Express
£39National Express
£96easyJet
Sat
23 Oct
£103Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
£64easyJet
Sun
24 Oct
£96Cross Country
£31National Express
£74easyJet
Tue
26 Oct
£190First Transpennine Express
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Wed
27 Oct
£95Cross Country
£21National Express
£33easyJet
Thu
28 Oct
£191First Transpennine Express
£31National Express
£45easyJet
Mon
1 Nov
£94Cross Country
£17National Express
£31easyJet
Tue
2 Nov
£96Cross Country
£25National Express
£31easyJet
Wed
3 Nov
£95Cross Country
£17National Express
£31easyJet

Travel Information to Edinburgh from Cheltenham

distanceDistance283 miles (456 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£26 - £82
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £26 • 12 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £53 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet, National Express or Avanti West Coast

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 283 miles (456 km) from Cheltenham to 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 £26. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are easyJet, National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cheltenham to Edinburgh.

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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.
FAQs
How do I go from Cheltenham to Edinburgh?

You can travel to Edinburgh from Cheltenham 3 different ways: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Cheltenham to Edinburgh?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Edinburgh. Tickets for a coach cost on average £26.

This is compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A coach is £27 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Cheltenham to Edinburgh costing on average £53.

A coach is generally £57 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £82 from Cheltenham to Edinburgh.

What is the fastest way from Cheltenham to Edinburgh?

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

Other travel options from Cheltenham to Edinburgh can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 12 h 25 min   on average.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 5 h 2 min.

What is the distance from Cheltenham to Edinburgh?

You should expect to travel around 283 miles (456 km) from Cheltenham to Edinburgh.

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

The average frequency per day from Cheltenham to Edinburgh is:

  • 10 trains a day.

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

Where do I depart from Cheltenham? Where do I arrive in Edinburgh?

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Cheltenham, Royal Well Bus Station and tend to arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Trains most often depart from Cheltenham at Cheltenham Spa and arrive in Edinburgh at Edinburgh Waverley.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Cheltenham to Edinburgh?

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

  • Travel with easyJet to go to Edinburgh by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find easyJet Cheltenham to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £53.
  • Travel with National Express for coaches to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Cheltenham to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £26.
  • Avanti West Coast can take you to Edinburgh by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Avanti West Coast from Cheltenham to Edinburgh for £82.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Cheltenham to Edinburgh?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Cheltenham to Edinburgh often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cheltenham and Edinburgh itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Edinburgh and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase tickets between Cheltenham and Edinburgh online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Cheltenham 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 plane ticket is £53 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £26 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £82 one way for this journey.

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