How to travel from Southampton to Edinburgh

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from Southampton to Edinburgh

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

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bus

To get from Southampton to Edinburgh on Jul 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:50PMSouthampton, Coach Station12h50 07:40AMEdinburgh
1 transfer
401One-way
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03:30AMSouthampton, Coach Station15h25 06:55PMEdinburgh
1 transfer
351One-way
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08:40AMSouthampton Airport1h20 10:00AMEdinburgh Airport
0 transfers
1691One-way
07:55PMSouthampton Airport1h20 09:15PMEdinburgh Airport
0 transfers
1691One-way
09:00AMSouthampton Central7h17 04:17PMEdinburgh Waverley
2 transfers
1231One-way

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Travel Information between Southampton and Edinburgh

distanceDistance355 miles (573 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $150 (€134) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, Loganair or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 355 miles (573 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Southampton to Edinburgh. 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 bus, flight or train from Southampton to Edinburgh.

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FAQs

You can travel from Southampton to Edinburgh 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Edinburgh from Southampton is by taking a ferry, which costs on average $1 (€1).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

A ferry is generally $42 (€37) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $42 (€37) from Southampton to Edinburgh.

Taking a ferry is about $150 (€134) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $150 (€134) for this trip.

A ferry is generally $268 (€240) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $268 (€240) from Southampton to Edinburgh.

The quickest way to travel between Southampton and Edinburgh is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 20 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 12 h 15 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by ferry can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 6 h 48 min   on average.

The Southampton to Edinburgh distance is around 355 miles (573 km).

The average frequency per day from Southampton to Edinburgh is:

  • Around 4 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Southampton, Coach Station and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Southampton Airport to Edinburgh Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Southampton Central to Edinburgh Waverley.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Southampton to Edinburgh, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express for buses to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Southampton to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for $42 (€37).
  • Loganair can get you to Edinburgh by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Loganair from Southampton to Edinburgh for $150 (€134) on Omio.
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway for trains to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for London North Eastern Railway Southampton to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for $268 (€240).

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

  • You can book a direct bus with.
  • You'll find direct flights with Loganair.
  • You can book a direct train with.

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 journey.

Looking to extend your trip from Southampton to Edinburgh? Many Omio customers who go from Southampton 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.

When planning your trip from Southampton 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 on average $42 (€37) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $150 (€134) one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $268 (€240) one way.

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

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