How to travel from Bournemouth to Edinburgh

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Travel Information from Bournemouth to Edinburgh

distanceDistance365 miles (588 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$20 - $70
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $20 (€17) • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $20 (€17) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or East Coast

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 365 miles (588 km) to Edinburgh from Bournemouth. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express, easyJet or East Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Bournemouth to Edinburgh.

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How to get from Bournemouth to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Bournemouth to Edinburgh is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel to Edinburgh from Bournemouth on National Express, easyJet and CrossCountry travel with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains from Bournemouth to Edinburgh. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

    National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel to Edinburgh from Bournemouth, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

      EasyJet is a British multinational low-cost airline headquartered at London Luton Airport (LTN). It’s the largest UK-based carrier based on the number of passengers carried. EasyJet flies to over 150 destinations across Europe and North Africa, making it a popular budget airline for travelers. To keep fares as low as possible, easyJet tickets are non-refundable and no complimentary snacks are provided onboard. All fare types include allowance of one small personal bag, while additional fees apply for carry-on luggage and checked luggage.

        FAQs: Travel from Bournemouth to Edinburgh

        FAQs: 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 Bournemouth to Edinburgh.

        There are 3 options to travel between Bournemouth and Edinburgh including taking a train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to go to Edinburgh from Bournemouth is by taking a flight, which costs on average $20 (€17).

        This is compared to other ways of getting from Bournemouth to Edinburgh:

        A flight is $10 (€9) less than a bus with an average ticket price of $30 (€26) from Bournemouth to Edinburgh.

        Taking a flight costs $50 (€43) less than taking a train, which costs on average $70 (€60) for the same trip.

        The fastest way from Bournemouth to Edinburgh is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 20 min.

        There are alternative travel options to Edinburgh that take longer:

        Bus takes 12 h 25 min on average.

        Train takes on average 7 h 12 min.

        The distance is approximately 365 miles (588 km) from Bournemouth to Edinburgh.

        The average frequency per day from Bournemouth to Edinburgh is:

        • 1 bus per day.
        • 8 trains per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Edinburgh from Bournemouth as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Bournemouth to Edinburgh:

        • Buses mostly leave from Bournemouth, Coach Station and tend to arrive in Edinburgh, Bus Station.
        • Flights most often depart from Bournemouth at Bournemouth Airport and arrive in Edinburgh at Edinburgh Airport.
        • Trains mostly depart from Bournemouth and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

        The following travel companies offer services from Bournemouth to Edinburgh:

        • National Express can get you to Edinburgh by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with National Express from Bournemouth to Edinburgh for $30 (€26) on Omio.
        • Travel with East Coast, Lumo, CrossCountry, Virgin Trains or Caledonian Sleeper to go to Edinburgh by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find East Coast Bournemouth to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for $70 (€60).

        Yes, there are direct services available from Bournemouth to Edinburgh with the following travel companies:

        • Direct bus with.
        • Direct services by plane with.
        • Direct services by train with.

        Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Edinburgh as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Bournemouth to Edinburgh.

        Many of our customers traveling from Bournemouth to Edinburgh don't make Edinburgh their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Edinburgh are London, Glasgow, Inverness, Manchester or Aberdeen, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Edinburgh to any of these top destinations today!
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