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from Bristol to Edinburgh

You can get from Bristol to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Bristol to Edinburgh on Oct 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:25PMBristol, Marlborough Street12h40 08:05AMEdinburgh
1 changes
$671One-way
Cheapest
04:15AMBristol, Marlborough Street14h55 07:10PMEdinburgh
1 changes
$571One-way
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07:00AMBristol, Marlborough Street13h30 08:30PMEdinburgh
1 changes
$601One-way
07:15PMBristol, Marlborough Street12h25 07:40AMEdinburgh
1 changes
$1181One-way
09:32AMBristol Temple Meads6h07 03:39PMEdinburgh Waverley
2 changes
$3181One-way

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Thu
Oct 28
$300First Transpennine Express
$54National Express
$111easyJet
Fri
Oct 29
$198Cross Country
$54National Express
$69easyJet
Sat
Oct 30
$167Avanti West Coast
$51National Express
$69easyJet
Sun
Oct 31
$150Cross Country
$45National Express
$72easyJet
Mon
Nov 1
$150Cross Country
$34National Express
$54easyJet
Tue
Nov 2
$82Cross Country
$31National Express
$54easyJet
Wed
Nov 3
$125Cross Country
$31National Express
$54easyJet
Thu
Nov 4
$124Cross Country
$31National Express
$58easyJet
Fri
Nov 5
$160Cross Country
$31National Express
$91easyJet
Sat
Nov 6
$150Cross Country
$31National Express
$110easyJet
Sun
Nov 7
$296Cross Country
$29National Express
$78easyJet
Mon
Nov 8
$150Cross Country
$25National Express
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Tue
Nov 9
$124Cross Country
$27National Express
$44easyJet
Wed
Nov 10
$124Cross Country
$25National Express
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Thu
Nov 11
$331Arriva Trains Wales
$31National Express
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Fri
Nov 12
$160Cross Country
$32National Express
$126easyJet
Sat
Nov 13
$150Cross Country
$29National Express
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Sun
Nov 14
$150Cross Country
$25National Express
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Mon
Nov 15
$150Cross Country
$32National Express
$64easyJet
Tue
Nov 16
$124Cross Country
$25National Express
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Travel Information between Bristol and Edinburgh

distanceDistance311 miles (501 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$36 - $148
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $36 (€30) • 12 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $99 (€81) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet, National Express or Cross Country

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 311 miles (501 km) between Bristol and Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $36 (€30). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are easyJet, National Express or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Bristol to Edinburgh.

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FAQs
How do I get from Bristol to Edinburgh?

There are 3 ways that you can travel between Bristol and Edinburgh. You can take a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Bristol to Edinburgh?

The cheapest way to travel to Edinburgh from Bristol is by taking a bus with an average price of $36 (€30).

This is compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

Taking a bus is about $63 (€52) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $99 (€81) for this route.

A bus is $112 (€91) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Bristol to Edinburgh costing on average $148 (€121).

What is the fastest way to travel to Edinburgh from Bristol?

The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Bristol is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options to Edinburgh can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 12 h 40 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 5 h 42 min.

What is the distance between Bristol and Edinburgh?

The distance is approximately 311 miles (501 km) from Bristol to Edinburgh.

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

The average frequency per day from Bristol to Edinburgh is:

  • 7 trains a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Bristol to Edinburgh?

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

  • Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh most often leave from Bristol Airport and arrive in Edinburgh Airport.
  • Buses mostly leave from Bristol, City Centre and tend to arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Trains mostly leave from Bristol Temple Meads and tend to arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
Who can get me from Bristol to Edinburgh?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bristol to Edinburgh:

  • You can travel between Bristol and Edinburgh by flight with easyJet. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $99 (€81) with easyJet from Bristol to Edinburgh.
  • You can travel between Bristol and Edinburgh by bus with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $36 (€30) with National Express from Bristol to Edinburgh.
  • You can travel by train between Bristol and Edinburgh with Cross Country, and you can find Cross Country Bristol to Edinburgh tickets for $148 (€121) on Omio.
Can I travel directly between Bristol and Edinburgh?

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

  • You'll find 7 direct trains per day with Cross Country.

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 Bristol to Edinburgh.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Bristol to Edinburgh?
Looking to extend your trip from Bristol to Edinburgh? Many Omio customers who go from Bristol to Edinburgh usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Glasgow or Manchester from Edinburgh, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I purchase tickets from Bristol to Edinburgh online for the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing on average $99 (€81) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost on average $36 (€30) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $148 (€121) one way on average.

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

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