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from Watford to Edinburgh

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Travel Information from Watford to Edinburgh

distanceDistance317 miles (511 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£35 - £118
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £35 • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £35 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet, National Express or Avanti West Coast

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 317 miles (511 km) from Watford to 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 flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £35. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are easyJet, National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Watford to Edinburgh.

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

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

What is the cheapest way to go to Edinburgh from Watford?

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Watford to Edinburgh, which costs on average £35.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

A flight is generally £12 less than a coach for the same route. A coach costs on average £48 from Watford to Edinburgh.

A flight journey is usually £82 less than a journey to Edinburgh by train, which costs on average £118 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to Edinburgh from Watford?

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

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 9 h 10 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by train can take on average 5 h 30 min.

How many miles from Watford to Edinburgh would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 317 miles (511 km) from Watford to Edinburgh.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Watford to Edinburgh?

The average frequency per day from Watford to Edinburgh is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Watford, High Street (stop F) and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers take a train from Watford Junction to Edinburgh Waverley.
Which travel companies can get me from Watford to Edinburgh?

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

  • EasyJet can take you to Edinburgh by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for easyJet from Watford to Edinburgh for £35.
  • Travel with National Express to go to Edinburgh by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Watford to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £48.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast to go to Edinburgh by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanti West Coast Watford to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £118.
Where should I go next after I travel from Watford to Edinburgh?
Many of our customers travelling from Watford to Edinburgh don't make Edinburgh their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Glasgow or Manchester, either of which you could add to your Watford and Edinburgh trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Edinburgh to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets from Watford to Edinburgh online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing on average £35 one way.
  • Coach tickets are costing £48 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £118 one way.

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

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