How to travel from Exeter to Edinburgh

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Travel Information between Exeter and Edinburgh

distanceDistance360 miles (581 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$25 - $165
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $25 (€22) • 13 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $165 (€142) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, Azul or CrossCountry

Travel 360 miles (581 km) by train, bus or flight from Exeter to Edinburgh. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express, Azul or CrossCountry among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Exeter to Edinburgh.

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

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

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Travel on CrossCountry, National Express and FlixBus travel from Exeter to Edinburgh at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains between Exeter and 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.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      FAQs: Travel from Exeter 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 Exeter to Edinburgh.

      You can get from Exeter to Edinburgh 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to travel to Edinburgh from Exeter is a bus with an average price of $25 (€22).

      This is compared to other travel options from Exeter to Edinburgh:

      A bus is $140 (€120) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $165 (€142) from Exeter to Edinburgh.

      A bus is $84 (€72) less than a train with an average ticket price of $109 (€94) from Exeter to Edinburgh.

      The quickest way to travel between Exeter and Edinburgh is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 13 h 45 min of travel time.

      Taking a train requires on average 6 h 55 min of travel time.

      You should expect to travel around 360 miles (581 km) between Exeter and Edinburgh.

      The average frequency per day from Exeter to Edinburgh is:

      • Around 1 bus per day.
      • 12 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Edinburgh from Exeter 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 Exeter to Edinburgh:

      • Buses most often depart from Exeter at Exeter, Honiton Road and arrive in Edinburgh at Edinburgh, Bus Station.
      • Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh most often leave from Exeter International Airport and arrive in Edinburgh Airport.
      • Trains most often depart from Exeter at Exeter St Davids and arrive in Edinburgh at Edinburgh Waverley.

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

      • You can travel by bus from Exeter to Edinburgh with National Express or FlixBus, and you can find FlixBus Exeter to Edinburgh tickets for $25 (€22) on Omio.
      • You can travel between Exeter and Edinburgh by flight with Azul. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $165 (€142) with Azul from Exeter to Edinburgh.
      • You can take a train from Exeter to Edinburgh with CrossCountry, East Coast, Virgin Trains or Lumo. Cheap tickets can be found for $109 (€94) with East Coast from Exeter to Edinburgh.

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

      • You can check for a direct train to Edinburgh with CrossCountry with 7 direct trains per day.

      Direct services to Edinburgh 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 trip.

      Looking to extend your trip from Exeter to Edinburgh? Many Omio customers who go from Exeter to Edinburgh usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow, Inverness, Manchester or Aberdeen. If you're looking to explore London, Glasgow, Inverness, Manchester or Aberdeen from Edinburgh, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
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