How to get from Chester to Edinburgh

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Travel Information from Chester to Edinburgh

distanceDistance190 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£49 - £91
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £49 • 5 h 46 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £61 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, easyJet or Transpennine Express

Travel 190 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train between Chester 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 £49. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, easyJet or Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Chester to Edinburgh.

Travel Tips: Travel from Chester 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 Chester to Edinburgh.

There are 4 ways to get from Chester to Edinburgh: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Chester to Edinburgh, which costs on average £49.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

A coach is £13 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Chester to Edinburgh costing on average £61.

A coach journey is usually £43 less than a journey to Edinburgh by train, which costs on average £91 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Chester is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by coach can take on average 5 h 46 min.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 3 h 25 min.

The Chester to Edinburgh distance is approximately 190 miles.

The average frequency per day from Chester to Edinburgh is:

  • Around 1 coach per day.
  • Around 5 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Chester to Edinburgh 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 Chester to Edinburgh:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Chester, Gorse Stacks (Bus Interchange) and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers take a train from Chester to Edinburgh Waverley.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Chester to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £49.
  • EasyJet can take you to Edinburgh by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for easyJet from Chester to Edinburgh for £61.
  • Travel with Transpennine Express for trains to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Transpennine Express Chester to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £91.
Omio customers who travel from Chester 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.

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £49 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost £61 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £91 one way.

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

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