Edinburgh to Bristol train

Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Bristol

Showing times and prices for Dec 03

Cheapest

124

Average

183

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Edinburgh to Bristol is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

London North Eastern Railway
07:30AMEdinburgh7h05 02:35PMBristol
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1241One-way
London North Eastern Railway
07:22AMEdinburgh9h13 04:35PMBristol
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1451One-way
Transpennine Express
01:53AMEdinburgh10h13 12:06PMBristol
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1461One-way
Cross Country
07:07AMEdinburgh6h27 01:34PMBristol
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2501One-way
Cross Country
08:07AMEdinburgh6h27 02:34PMBristol
0 transfers
2521One-way

Train schedule from Edinburgh to Bristol

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, December 3
Transpennine Express
01:53AMEdinburgh10h13 12:06PMBristol
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Cross Country
07:07AMEdinburgh6h27 01:34PMBristol
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London North Eastern Railway
07:22AMEdinburgh9h13 04:35PMBristol
0 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
07:30AMEdinburgh7h05 02:35PMBristol
0 transfers
Cross Country
08:07AMEdinburgh6h27 02:34PMBristol
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Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Bristol

Showing times and prices for Dec 03

Fastest Journey

6 h 27 m

Average

7 h 53 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

502 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Edinburgh for Bristol every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Cross Country
07:07AMEdinburgh6h27 01:34PMBristol
0 transfers
2501One-way
Cross Country
08:07AMEdinburgh6h27 02:34PMBristol
0 transfers
2521One-way
London North Eastern Railway
07:30AMEdinburgh7h05 02:35PMBristol
0 transfers
1241One-way
London North Eastern Railway
07:22AMEdinburgh9h13 04:35PMBristol
0 transfers
1451One-way
Transpennine Express
01:53AMEdinburgh10h13 12:06PMBristol
0 transfers
1461One-way

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Bristol

distanceDistance311 miles (501 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 41 min
priceAverage train ticket price$282 (€253)
frequencyTrain frequency11 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 9 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersLondon North Eastern Railway, Cross Country or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Edinburgh to Bristol cover the 311 miles (501 km) long route taking on average 5 h 41 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $282 (€253), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $282 (€253). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Bristol Temple Meads.

Train providers: CrossCountry from Edinburgh to Bristol trains

Travel from Edinburgh to Bristol from $282 (€253) with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

CrossCountry

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

Omio helps you find the perfect Edinburgh - Bristol train with CrossCountry. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train from Edinburgh to Bristol, Omio shows you CrossCountry current train schedules, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Edinburgh to Bristol journey. You can expect to travel around 311 miles (501 km) to Bristol from Edinburgh on a train with CrossCountry. Once you are ready, buy your one-way CrossCountry tickets between Edinburgh and Bristol starting as low as $282 (€253) if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with CrossCountry!

Train information from Edinburgh to Bristol with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 29 min
  • Average Price: $282
  • CrossCountry frequency: 9 a day

Trains from Edinburgh to Bristol: Journey Details

CrossCountry provides direct trains from Edinburgh to Bristol. The weekday schedule begins in the early morning and operates a roughly hourly service throughout the day, until a final departure from Edinburgh in the late afternoon. Journey times are around 6 hours and 30 minutes, although some indirect services can be quicker. These journeys involve taking the CrossCountry or Virgin Trains service to Birmingham New Street and connecting to a CrossCountry train to Bristol. Sunday schedules feature fewer departures and no early morning trains.

Taking the Train from Edinburgh

Trains from Edinburgh to Bristol depart from Waverley station, located in the centre of the city. There are bus stops nearby on Princes Street and North Bridge, with routes to most parts of Edinburgh. The bus station is a 5-minute​ walk northwards on St. Andrews Square. Night buses are available from Waverley Bridge, by the station's western exits. The tram stop on Princes Street provides connections to the airport and western parts of the city. cabs are available from the rank beside the station concourse.

Getting into Bristol by Train

Bristol is a lively, cosmopolitan city with a rich industrial and maritime heritage on show at the revitalised harbourside area. A star attraction is the ocean liner the SS Great Britain, built by Brunel, who also gave the city the spectacular Clifton Suspension Bridge. Trains from Edinburgh to Bristol arrive at Temple Meads station, located on the south-eastern side of the city centre. There are bus stops immediately outside the station offering routes to most parts of Bristol and a regular shuttle service to the airport. Ferries to central Bristol are available from the quayside behind the station. There is a cab rank alongside the bus stops.

Travel Tips: Trains from Edinburgh to Bristol

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Bristol 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 Bristol.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Edinburgh to Bristol to cost as little as $282 (€253)  in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Edinburgh to Bristol train to cost on average $282 (€253)  one way.
You should expect to travel around 311 miles (501 km)  between Edinburgh and Bristol by train.
On average the Edinburgh to Bristol train time is 5 h 41 min  covering the 311 miles (501 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Edinburgh Waverley   and arrive in Bristol Temple Meads.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.4 miles (660 m) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Bristol Temple Meads, located 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city center.

If you're looking for trains from Edinburgh to Bristol, you can rely on London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country or Avanti West Coast to get you to Bristol. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Edinburgh to Bristol trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
On average, there are 11 trains a day from Edinburgh to Bristol. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train departing from Edinburgh to Bristol leaves at 6: 06 AM. The last train departing from Edinburgh to Bristol leaves at 6: 52 PM. You can find the latest Edinburgh to Bristol train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
If you buy a train ticket from Edinburgh to Bristol within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $282 (€253) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Edinburgh to Bristol are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports in Edinburgh and Bristol

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Bristol
The major railway station for departures from Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your journey from Edinburgh to Bristol.
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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
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.
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Public transit options for Edinburgh Gateway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station
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Public transit options for Edinburgh Park
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Platform 2 bus stop, adjacent to Herminston Gate

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