Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Bedford

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The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Edinburgh to Bedford will cost around $ 150 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 150.

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08:08AMEdinburgh7h01 03:09PMBedford
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Train schedule from Edinburgh to Bedford

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May 29
$150Cross Country
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May 30
$107London North Eastern Railway
$51National Express
Jun 1
$89London North Eastern Railway
$48National Express
Jun 2
$115Avanti West Coast
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Jun 3
$106London North Eastern Railway
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Jun 4
$154London North Eastern Railway
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Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Bedford

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Fastest Journey

7 h 1 m


7 h 1 m

Trains per day



460 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Edinburgh for Bedford every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 460 km distance in an average of 7 h 1 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 7 h 1 m .

The slowest trains will take 7 h 1 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Bedford

distanceDistance285 miles (460 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 51 min
priceAverage train ticket price$119 (€105)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country or London North Eastern Railway

Trains from Edinburgh to Bedford cover the 285 miles (460 km) long route taking on average 5 h 51 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $70 (€61), but the average price of train tickets is $119 (€105). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Bedford.

Train providers: CrossCountry from Edinburgh to Bedford trains

Find the best trains between Edinburgh and Bedford with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from $70 (€61). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.


CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Bedford from Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Book your CrossCountry Edinburgh to Bedford train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry up-to-date train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Edinburgh to Bedford routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from Edinburgh to Bedford is 285 miles (460 km), and the best price for a one-way Edinburgh - Bedford CrossCountry train ticket starts at $150 (€132) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train. Waiting in a line at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

  • Average Price: $150

CrossCountry has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your CrossCountry tickets to Bedford from Edinburgh and when traveling by train:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Trains from Edinburgh to Bedford

Travel by train to Bedford 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 Bedford.

How much do cheap trains from Edinburgh to Bedford cost?

Train tickets to Bedford from Edinburgh for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $70 (€61)  one way in the next 7 days.

How much is the train from Edinburgh to Bedford on average?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $119 (€105)  for a train ticket between Edinburgh and Bedford.

How many miles is it from Edinburgh to Bedford by train?

You should expect to travel around 285 miles (460 km)  from Edinburgh to Bedford by train.

What is the Edinburgh to Bedford train travel time?

On average the Edinburgh to Bedford train time is 5 h 51 min  covering the 285 miles (460 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Which train station from Edinburgh to Bedford do I depart from? Which Bedford train station from Edinburgh do I arrive in?

When departing from Edinburgh, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Gateway and Edinburgh Park. When arriving in Bedford, you can end your journey in train stations like Bedford and Bedford St Johns.

Omio customers book a train from Edinburgh Waverley   to Bedford   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Edinburgh located? Where is the arrival train station in Bedford located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and travel around 0.4 miles (659 m) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Bedford and need to travel approximately 0.6 miles (925 m) from the train station to the city center in Bedford.

Which train companies should I travel with from Edinburgh to Bedford?

If you're looking for trains from Edinburgh to Bedford, you can rely on Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway to get you to Bedford. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Edinburgh to Bedford journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services per day are there from Edinburgh to Bedford?

The average number of trains departing Edinburgh for Bedford is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When does the first train depart from Edinburgh to Bedford? When does the last train depart from Edinburgh to Bedford?

You can take the first train from Edinburgh to Bedford at 7: 00 AM. The last train from Edinburgh to Bedford that you can take departs at 9: 00 AM. Omio shows you the latest train from Edinburgh to Bedford schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.

How early should I book train tickets between Edinburgh and Bedford to score the best deals?

If you book the Edinburgh to Bedford train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $119 (€105). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Edinburgh and Bedford. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh Waverley is the most popular Edinburgh railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Edinburgh for your trip to Bedford.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transit options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express

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