How to get from Edinburgh to Bristol

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from Edinburgh to Bristol

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

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to Bristol on 26 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:50AMEdinburgh Airport1h15 10:05AMBristol Airport
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10:45AMEdinburgh14h05 12:50AMBristol, Marlborough Street
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09:15PMEdinburgh Airport1h10 10:25PMBristol Airport
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07:00PMEdinburgh Airport1h15 08:15PMBristol Airport
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08:45AMEdinburgh12h30 09:15PMBristol, Marlborough Street
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Travel Information from Edinburgh to Bristol

distanceDistance311 miles (501 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£36 - £212
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £36 • 12 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £125 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or Cross Country

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 311 miles (501 km) to Bristol from Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 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 Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Edinburgh to Bristol.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh to Bristol

Travel to Bristol 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 Bristol.

There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh to Bristol: coach, flight or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Bristol, which costs on average £36.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bristol:

A coach is about £89 less than a flight, which costs on average £125 for this journey.

A coach is generally £177 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £212 from Edinburgh to Bristol.

The fastest way to get to Bristol from Edinburgh is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 12 h 30 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 40 min   on average.

The Edinburgh to Bristol distance is approximately 311 miles (501 km).

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Bristol is:

  • 10 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Edinburgh and Bristol as scheduled services by coach, flight 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 Bristol:

  • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Edinburgh to Bristol depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street to Bristol, City Centre.
  • Most travellers who buy a plane ticket from Edinburgh to Bristol depart from Edinburgh Airport to Bristol Airport.
  • Most travellers take a train from Edinburgh Waverley to Bristol Temple Meads.

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

  • National Express can take you to Bristol by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for National Express from Edinburgh to Bristol for £36.
  • EasyJet can get you to Bristol by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with easyJet from Edinburgh to Bristol for £125 on Omio.
  • Travel with Cross Country for trains to Bristol. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Cross Country Edinburgh to Bristol tickets on Omio for £212.

Yes, there are direct services available to Bristol from Edinburgh with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with.
  • You can find around 10 direct trains per day and book this direct train with Cross Country.

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

Omio customers who travel from Edinburgh to Bristol often also extend their holiday to go to London, Cardiff or Birmingham. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Bristol and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Coach tickets cost £36 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £125 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £212 one way.

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

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