How to travel from Edinburgh to Bristol

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from Edinburgh to Bristol

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

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to Bristol on Mar 22 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:45AMEdinburgh Airport1h15 10:00AMBristol Airport
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01:15PMEdinburgh Airport1h15 02:30PMBristol Airport
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08:20PMEdinburgh Airport1h15 09:35PMBristol Airport
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05:15PMEdinburgh Airport1h15 06:30PMBristol Airport
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09:24AMEdinburgh Waverley6h42 04:06PMBristol Temple Meads
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Travel Information between Edinburgh and Bristol

distanceDistance311 miles (501 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $127
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $5 (€4) • 6 h 32 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $127 (€112) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 311 miles (501 km) between Edinburgh and Bristol. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are easyJet among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Edinburgh to Bristol.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh to Bristol

Travel Tips: Travel 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.

There are 3 ways to travel from Edinburgh to Bristol including taking a bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Edinburgh and Bristol is by taking a train with an average price of $5 (€4).

This is compared to other travel options to Bristol:

A train is $23 (€20) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Edinburgh to Bristol costing on average $27 (€24).

A train is $122 (€108) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Edinburgh to Bristol costing on average $127 (€112).

The quickest way to travel from Edinburgh to Bristol is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Bristol by bus can take on average 16 h 30 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 6 h 32 min   on average.

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

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Bristol is:

  • 12 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Edinburgh to Bristol depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street to Bristol, City Centre.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Edinburgh Airport to Bristol Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Bristol Temple Meads.

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

  • You can go to Bristol from Edinburgh by plane with easyJet. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $127 (€112) with easyJet from Edinburgh to Bristol on Omio.

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

  • You can find 11 direct trains per day to Bristol with Cross Country.

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

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

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $27 (€24) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $127 (€112) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $5 (€4) one way.

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

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