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Trip Birmingham Edinburgh

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Birmingham to Edinburgh

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How to get from Birmingham to Edinburgh?

We are suggesting 13 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Birmingham Edinburgh. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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  • Get prices, times and duration for the journey Birmingham Edinburgh by clicking on the 'Check prices' button and after entering your dates of departure and the number of passengers. Note that we are trying to get as many prices as we can from different online travel agencies, but sometimes it may not be possible.
  • Locate cities of Birmingham and Edinburgh on a map as well as the route Birmingham Edinburgh and the different connecting points (Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station, Edinburgh Coach Station, Edinburgh Airport, Birmingham International Airport, Birmingham New Street Railway Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Birmingham Edinburgh

For your trip from Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) to Edinburgh (Scotland, United Kingdom) with a distance of 245 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The train Birmingham Edinburgh is a direct bound.
Trains of Virgin Trains or CrossCountry to Edinburgh leave from Birmingham New Street railway station in Birmingham. Arrival in Edinburgh will take place at Edinburgh Waverley station (0.1 mi from the city centre).
The direct flight Birmingham > Edinburgh will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Birmingham and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Birmingham International BHX airport, 6.8 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Edinburgh (Edinburgh airport, IATA code: EDI) operated by FlyBE.
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Birmingham-Edinburgh that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of MegaBus or National Express in Birmingham. The bus will drop you off at Edinburgh bus station (11.2 mi from Edinburgh, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Birmingham bus station (0.5 mi from Birmingham) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Edinburgh.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Birmingham-Edinburgh.

Which carriers to travel between Birmingham and Edinburgh?

Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Birmingham-Edinburgh (246.1 mi)
Bus companies
The bus company MegaBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Birmingham in Birmingham and to the one of Edinburgh (Scotland United Kingdom)
National Express is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Birmingham (serving Birmingham bus station at 0.5 mi from centre) and the city of Edinburgh where the coach will drop you off at Edinburgh station situated at about 11.2 mi from Edinburgh city centre.
Railway companies
Virgin Trains provides a rail connection Birmingham-Edinburgh with the train from Birmingham New Street railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Edinburgh Waverley at arrival (0.1 mi from centre)
First TransPennine Express transports passengers on a rail line from Preston to Edinburgh with the train which leaves Preston station to arrive at Edinburgh Waverley railway station (Scotland United Kingdom)
Arriva Trains Wales operates the train journey Birmingham-Manchester with the train from Birmingham International railway station (8.1 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Manchester Piccadilly at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
CrossCountry provides a rail connection from Birmingham to Edinburgh with the train which leaves Birmingham New Street station to arrive at Edinburgh Waverley railway station (Scotland United Kingdom)
East Coast transports passengers on a rail line Glasgow-Edinburgh with the train from Glasgow Central railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Edinburgh Waverley at arrival (0.1 mi from centre)
ScotRail operates the train journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh with the train which leaves Glasgow Central station to arrive at Edinburgh Waverley railway station (Scotland United Kingdom)
Airlines
FlyBE carries out a flight from Birmingham International BHX airport situated 6.8 mi away from the city centre of Birmingham to Edinburgh (arrival at Edinburgh EDI airport)

Stop cities from Birmingham or cities to visit near Edinburgh

When travelling from Edinburgh to Birmingham by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Glasgow located at 42 mi from Edinburgh, Preston 94 mi away from Birmingham, Manchester situated at 71 mi from Birmingham, Leeds at approximately 93 mi from Birmingham, Inverkeithing located at 10 mi from Edinburgh, Carlisle 75 mi away from Edinburgh, Darlington situated at 142 mi from Birmingham and at approximately 118 mi from Edinburgh, Dunbar located at 26 mi from Edinburgh, Berwick-upon-Tweed 48 mi away from Edinburgh (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Edinburgh or back to Birmingham, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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