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from Plymouth to Edinburgh

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

Our recommendation

To get from Plymouth to Edinburgh on Oct 22 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:10PMPlymouth20h00 07:10PMEdinburgh
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11:10PMPlymouth20h00 07:10PMEdinburgh
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01:20AMPlymouth19h10 08:30PMEdinburgh
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10:14AMPlymouth8h58 07:12PMEdinburgh Waverley
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08:13AMPlymouth9h01 05:14PMEdinburgh Waverley
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Oct 22
$398London North Eastern Railway
$91National Express
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Oct 23
$368Cross Country
$75National Express
Oct 26
$162London North Eastern Railway
$30National Express
Oct 27
$164London North Eastern Railway
$37National Express

Travel Information between Plymouth and Edinburgh

distanceDistance386 miles (623 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$43 - $191
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $43 (€35) • 16 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $183 (€150) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, Loganair or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 386 miles (623 km) by bus, flight or train from Plymouth to Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $43 (€35). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express, Loganair or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Plymouth to Edinburgh.

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Travel Tips

Travel from Plymouth to Edinburgh
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 Plymouth to Edinburgh.
What are the ways to get from Plymouth to Edinburgh?

There are 3 travel options from Plymouth to Edinburgh: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Plymouth and Edinburgh?

The cheapest way to go to Edinburgh from Plymouth is by taking a bus, which costs on average $43 (€35).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

A bus is generally $140 (€115) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $183 (€150) from Plymouth to Edinburgh.

A bus is $148 (€121) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Plymouth to Edinburgh costing on average $191 (€156).

What is the fastest way to get from Plymouth to Edinburgh?

The quickest way to travel from Plymouth to Edinburgh is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 25 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 16 h 10 min.

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by train can take on average 7 h 53 min.

What is the distance between Plymouth and Edinburgh?

The Plymouth to Edinburgh distance is around 386 miles (623 km).

How many services a day are there between Plymouth and Edinburgh?

The average frequency per day from Plymouth to Edinburgh is:

  • 7 trains a day.

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

When traveling to Edinburgh from Plymouth, where do I depart from Plymouth and where do I arrive in Edinburgh?

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

  • Buses from Plymouth to Edinburgh most often leave from Plymouth, Viaduct and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Trains mostly depart from Plymouth and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
Which travel companies can take me from Plymouth to Edinburgh?

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

  • You can travel by bus to Edinburgh from Plymouth with National Express, and you can find National Express Plymouth to Edinburgh tickets for $43 (€35) on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Plymouth to Edinburgh with Loganair. Cheap tickets can be found for $183 (€150) with Loganair from Plymouth to Edinburgh.
  • You can travel by train between Plymouth and Edinburgh with London North Eastern Railway, and you can find London North Eastern Railway Plymouth to Edinburgh tickets for $191 (€156) on Omio.
Where should I go next after I travel between Plymouth and Edinburgh?
Omio customers who travel from Plymouth to Edinburgh often also extend their vacation to go to London, Glasgow or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Edinburgh and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I book my Plymouth to Edinburgh one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $43 (€35) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost $183 (€150) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $191 (€156) one way on average.

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

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