How to get from Edinburgh to Bournemouth

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from Edinburgh to Bournemouth

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

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to Bournemouth on 25 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

21:50Edinburgh12h40 10:30Bournemouth, Coach Station
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21:50Edinburgh12h40 10:30Bournemouth, Coach Station
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09:00Edinburgh Waverley7h20 16:20Bournemouth
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09:30Edinburgh Waverley7h31 17:01Bournemouth
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10:45Edinburgh14h05 00:50Bournemouth, Coach Station
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Travel Information to Bournemouth from Edinburgh

distanceDistance365 miles (588 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£75 - £90
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £75 • 12 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £90 • 7 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Take a coach or train to travel 365 miles (588 km) from Edinburgh to Bournemouth. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 7 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £75. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Bournemouth.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh to Bournemouth

Travel to Bournemouth 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 Edinburgh to Bournemouth.

There are 2 ways to get from Edinburgh to Bournemouth: coach or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Bournemouth. Tickets for a coach cost on average £75.

This is compared to other travel options to Bournemouth:

A coach is £16 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Edinburgh to Bournemouth costing on average £90.

The fastest way from Edinburgh to Bournemouth is by train with an average journey time of 7 h 20 min.

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 12 h 55 min   of travel time.

The Edinburgh to Bournemouth distance is approximately 365 miles (588 km).

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Bournemouth is:

  • Around 5 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Edinburgh and Bournemouth 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 Edinburgh to Bournemouth:

  • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from Edinburgh to Bournemouth depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street to Bournemouth, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers board their train from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Bournemouth.

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

  • National Express can take you to Bournemouth by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for National Express from Edinburgh to Bournemouth for £75.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to Bournemouth. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast Edinburgh to Bournemouth tickets on Omio for £90.
Your journey from Edinburgh to Bournemouth doesn't have to end in Bournemouth. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Southampton or Oxford. If you’d like to add London, Southampton or Oxford to your Edinburgh to Bournemouth trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bournemouth today!

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £75 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £90 one way on average.

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

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