How to travel from Edinburgh to Bournemouth

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from Edinburgh to Bournemouth

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

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to Bournemouth on Nov 29 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:52AMEdinburgh Waverley7h21 02:13PMBournemouth
1 transfer
06:52AMEdinburgh Waverley7h21 02:13PMBournemouth
1 transfer
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07:30AMEdinburgh Waverley7h30 03:00PMBournemouth
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06:56AMEdinburgh Waverley7h25 02:21PMBournemouth
2 transfers
06:26AMEdinburgh Waverley7h34 02:00PMBournemouth
2 transfers

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Travel Information to Bournemouth from Edinburgh

distanceDistance365 miles (588 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$58 - $275
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $58 (€53) • 12 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $275 (€252) • 7 h 19 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or London North Eastern Railway

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 365 miles (588 km) between Edinburgh and Bournemouth. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 7 h 19 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $58 (€53). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Bournemouth.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh to Bournemouth

Travel Tips: Travel to Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth.

There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Bournemouth: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Bournemouth is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $58 (€53) compared to other travel options to Bournemouth:

Taking a bus is about $15 (€14) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $73 (€67) for this route.

A bus is $217 (€198) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Edinburgh to Bournemouth costing on average $275 (€252).

The fastest way to get to Bournemouth from Edinburgh is by train with an average travel time of 7 h 19 min.

Other travel options to Bournemouth can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Bournemouth by bus can take on average 12 h 25 min.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Bournemouth is:

  • 14 trains a day.

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

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

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

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

  • You can go to Bournemouth from Edinburgh by bus with National Express. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $58 (€53) with National Express from Edinburgh to Bournemouth on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to Bournemouth from Edinburgh with London North Eastern Railway, and you can find London North Eastern Railway Edinburgh to Bournemouth tickets for $275 (€252) on Omio.
Omio customers who travel from Edinburgh to Bournemouth often also extend their vacation to go to London, Southampton or Oxford. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Bournemouth and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $58 (€53) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $73 (€67) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $275 (€252) one way on average.

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

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