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from Dover to Edinburgh

You can get from Dover to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Dover to Edinburgh on 27 Nov we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:00Dover Priory7h55 17:55Edinburgh Waverley
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10:00Dover Priory7h55 17:55Edinburgh Waverley
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09:51Martin Mill8h04 17:55Edinburgh Waverley
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09:49Dover Priory8h06 17:55Edinburgh Waverley
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09:03Kearsney8h52 17:55Edinburgh Waverley
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Travel Information between Dover and Edinburgh

distanceDistance379 miles (612 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£19 - £85
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £19 • 13 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £35 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet, National Express or London North Eastern Railway

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Travel Tips

Travel from Dover 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 Dover to Edinburgh.
What are my Dover to Edinburgh travel options?

There are 3 ways that you can travel between Dover and Edinburgh. You can take a flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Dover to Edinburgh?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Dover to Edinburgh, which costs on average £19.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

A coach is £17 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Dover to Edinburgh costing on average £35.

A coach is £66 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Dover to Edinburgh costing on average £85.

What is the fastest way from Dover to Edinburgh?

The fastest way from Dover to Edinburgh is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by coach can take on average 13 h 30 min.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 7 h 11 min.

What is the distance from Dover to Edinburgh?

The distance between Dover and Edinburgh is around 379 miles (612 km).

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

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

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Dover to Edinburgh depart from Dover, Pencester Road (stop X) to Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Dover Priory and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
Which travel companies can take me from Dover to Edinburgh?

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

  • You can travel by plane to Edinburgh from Dover with easyJet, and you can find easyJet Dover to Edinburgh tickets for £35 on Omio.
  • You can travel by coach from Dover to Edinburgh with National Express, and you can find National Express Dover to Edinburgh tickets for £19 on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Dover to Edinburgh with London North Eastern Railway. Cheap tickets can be found for £85 with London North Eastern Railway from Dover to Edinburgh.
Is there a way to travel directly from Dover to Edinburgh?

Yes, there are direct services available between Dover and Edinburgh with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with.
  • You can travel directly by train with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Edinburgh as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Dover and Edinburgh.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Dover to Edinburgh?
Your journey from Dover to Edinburgh doesn't have to end in Edinburgh. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you’d like to add London, Glasgow or Manchester to your Dover to Edinburgh trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Edinburgh today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets to Edinburgh from Dover online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is on average £35 one way.
  • The price of a coach ticket is £19 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £85 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Dover 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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