How to get from Southampton to Edinburgh

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Travel Information from Southampton to Edinburgh

distanceDistance355 miles (573 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£30 - £139
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £30 • 11 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £139 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, Loganair or London North Eastern Railway

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 355 miles (573 km) to Edinburgh from Southampton. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £30. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express, Loganair or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Southampton to Edinburgh.

Travel Tips: Travel from Southampton 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 Southampton to Edinburgh.

There are 3 ways that you can travel to Edinburgh from Southampton. You can take a coach, flight or train.

The cheapest way from Southampton to Edinburgh is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £30 compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A coach is about £109 less than a flight, which costs on average £139 for this trip.

A coach is about £79 less than a train, which costs on average £109 for this route.

The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Southampton is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 11 h 30 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 6 h 47 min   of travel time.

Edinburgh is approximately 355 miles (573 km) away from Southampton.

The average frequency per day from Southampton to Edinburgh is:

  • 16 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Southampton and Edinburgh 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 Southampton to Edinburgh:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Southampton, Coach Station and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers board their plane from Southampton Airport and arrive in Edinburgh Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train from Southampton Central and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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

  • You can take a coach from Southampton to Edinburgh with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for £30 with National Express from Southampton to Edinburgh.
  • You can travel to Edinburgh from Southampton by flight with Loganair. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £139 with Loganair from Southampton to Edinburgh.
  • You can go to Edinburgh from Southampton by train with London North Eastern Railway. You'll see cheap train tickets for £109 with London North Eastern Railway from Southampton to Edinburgh on Omio.
Omio customers who travel from Southampton 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 between Southampton and Edinburgh, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £30 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £139 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £109 one way on average.

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

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