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from Plymouth to Edinburgh

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

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Sat
21 May
£82London North Eastern Railway
£45National Express
£78Loganair
Sun
22 May
£82London North Eastern Railway
£26National Express
£94Loganair
Mon
23 May
£141London North Eastern Railway
£16National Express
£91Loganair
Tue
24 May
£82London North Eastern Railway
£16National Express
£75Loganair
Wed
25 May
£81London North Eastern Railway
£31National Express
£104Loganair
Thu
26 May
£101London North Eastern Railway
£22National Express
£47easyJet
Fri
27 May
£142London North Eastern Railway
£15National Express
£91Loganair

Travel Information between Plymouth and Edinburgh

distanceDistance386 miles (623 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£22 - £140
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £22 • 16 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £140 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, Loganair or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 386 miles (623 km) by coach, flight or train to Edinburgh from Plymouth. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £22. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express, Loganair or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Plymouth to Edinburgh.

Travel Tips: Travel from Plymouth to Edinburgh

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FAQs

What are my Plymouth to Edinburgh travel options?

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

How do I get from Plymouth to Edinburgh the cheapest way?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Plymouth to Edinburgh, which costs on average £22.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

A coach is generally £118 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £140 from Plymouth to Edinburgh.

A coach is £59 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Plymouth to Edinburgh costing on average £81.

What is the quickest way from Plymouth to Edinburgh?

The fastest way from Plymouth to Edinburgh is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 16 h 10 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 8 h 26 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Plymouth to Edinburgh?

The Plymouth to Edinburgh distance is approximately 386 miles (623 km).

How many services a day are there to Edinburgh from Plymouth?

The average frequency per day from Plymouth to Edinburgh is:

  • 7 trains a day.

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

When going from Plymouth to Edinburgh, where do I depart from Plymouth and where do I arrive in Edinburgh?

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Plymouth, Coach Station and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers take a train from Plymouth to Edinburgh Waverley.

Which travel operators can get me from Plymouth to Edinburgh?

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

  • You can travel from Plymouth to Edinburgh by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £22 with National Express from Plymouth to Edinburgh.
  • You can take a flight from Plymouth to Edinburgh with Loganair. Cheap tickets can be found for £140 with Loganair from Plymouth to Edinburgh.
  • You can travel between Plymouth and Edinburgh by train with London North Eastern Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £81 with London North Eastern Railway from Plymouth to Edinburgh.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Plymouth to Edinburgh?

Your journey from Plymouth 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 Plymouth to Edinburgh trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Edinburgh today!

When should I buy a ticket between Plymouth and Edinburgh online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Plymouth 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 coach ticket is on average £22 one way for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £140 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is £81 one way on average for this journey.

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