|Distance||311 miles (501 km)|
|Average bus duration||12 h 40 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$51 (€42)|
|Bus companies||National Express|
Buses from Bristol to Edinburgh cover the 311 miles (501 km) long journey taking on average 12 h 40 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $51 (€42), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $40 (€32). Travelers depart most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
Travel from Bristol to Edinburgh from $40 (€32) with Omio’s bus partners National Express! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.
National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus from Bristol to Edinburgh, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
National Express has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your National Express tickets between Bristol and Edinburgh and when traveling by bus:
The average journey from the historic port of Bristol to Scotland's picturesque capital city usually lasts around 12 hours. During the working week, the choice is mainly between morning or mid-evening departures, but there are slightly more options on Sundays.
Right now, National Express is the sole provider of buses between Bristol and Edinburgh. It offers a range of direct and indirect services throughout the week.
The trip between Bristol and Edinburgh can take from 11 to 13 hours by coach. The vast majority of buses call for passengers to transfer once or twice, but more changes doesn't necessarily equate to a longer journey time.
There are generally around six buses going from Bristol to Edinburgh on weekdays. However, most of these leave at the same time (around 8:30 a.m.). Another departure in mid-morning and an overnighter at 8:00 p.m. or thereabouts complete the schedule. It's the same on Saturdays, but on Sundays there can be as many as nine coaches, with a couple of additional departures in the late afternoon.
Departure Station: The Marlborough Street bus and bus station is a five minute stroll from the Cabot Circus and Galleries Shopping Centres and St James' Park, with several hotels in close proximity. Open 24 hours a day, it has a newsagents, coffee shop, diner and payphones. It's easily accessible by bus from the airport and other parts of the city. Motorists meanwhile can use the nearby St James Barton car park or a drop off point on Cannon Street.
Arrival Station: Well located for day trippers, Edinburgh's Elder Street Bus Station is just a few minutes on foot from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and city center retail destinations like Harvey Nichols. It's closed from midnight to 4:30 a.m., but otherwise open seven days a week. It has a newsagents, cafeteria, cash machine, baby changing facilities, baggage lockers, lavatories, a WH Smith, bike rack and charging points. There's a cab rank close by on St Andrews Street, and the station serves as a hub for buses to Glasgow, Aberdeen and other cities.
When departing from Bristol, you have various bus station options to start your route from including Bristol, City Centre, Bristol, Bus & Coach Station (Marlborough St) and Bristol, The Centre (c9). When arriving in Edinburgh, you can end your journey in bus stations like Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh.
Omio customers book a bus from Bristol Temple Meads to Edinburgh, Elder Street most frequently for this route.
The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this trip, called Bristol Temple Meads, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Bristol.
The most popular arrival bus station, Edinburgh, Elder Street, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Edinburgh.
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