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Bristol to Edinburgh

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How to get from Bristol to Edinburgh?

We are suggesting 27 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Bristol 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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All modes of transport Bristol Edinburgh

For your trip from Bristol (England, United Kingdom) to Edinburgh (Scotland, United Kingdom) with a distance of 312 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 Bristol Edinburgh is a direct bound.
Trains of CrossCountry to Edinburgh leave from Bristol Temple Meads railway station in Bristol. Arrival in Edinburgh will take place at Edinburgh Waverley station (0.1 mi from the city centre).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Bristol-Edinburgh that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of National Express in Bristol. 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 Bristol bus station (0.3 mi from Bristol) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Edinburgh.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Bristol-Edinburgh.
The direct flight Bristol > Edinburgh will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Bristol and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Bristol BRS airport, 7.5 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Edinburgh (Edinburgh airport, IATA code: EDI) operated by Easyjet.

Which carriers to travel between Bristol and Edinburgh?

Airlines
Eastern Airways carries out a flight from Bristol BRS airport situated 7.5 mi away from the city centre of Bristol to Leeds (arrival at Leeds-Bradford LBA airport)
FlyBE flies on the route from Manchester International MAN airport (located 9.3 mi from Manchester, United Kingdom) to Edinburgh (serving Edinburgh EDI airport)
Aurigny Air Services schedules the flight from Bristol BRS airport situated 7.5 mi away from the city centre of Bristol to Manchester (arrival at Manchester International MAN airport)
Easyjet ensures the flight route from Bristol BRS airport (located 7.5 mi from Bristol, United Kingdom) to Edinburgh (serving Edinburgh EDI airport)
Railway companies
CrossCountry provides a rail connection Bristol-Edinburgh with the train from Bristol Temple Meads railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Edinburgh Waverley at arrival (0.1 mi from centre)
ScotRail transports passengers on a rail line from Glasgow to Edinburgh with the train which leaves Glasgow Central station to arrive at Edinburgh Waverley railway station (Scotland United Kingdom)
Virgin Trains operates the train journey 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 provides a rail connection from Manchester to Edinburgh with the train which leaves Manchester Piccadilly 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)
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Bristol-Edinburgh (311.9 mi)
Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Bristol in Bristol and to the one of Edinburgh (Scotland United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus operator that allows to travel on the lines between the city of Bristol (serving Bristol bus station at 0.3 mi from centre) and the city of Newcastle Upon Tyne where the coach will drop you off at Newcastle/Tyne station situated at about 0.7 mi from Newcastle Upon Tyne city centre. and from the bus station of Newcastle/Tyne in Newcastle Upon Tyne and to the one of Edinburgh (Scotland United Kingdom)

Stop cities from Bristol or cities to visit near Edinburgh

When travelling from Edinburgh to Bristol by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Glasgow located at 42 mi from Edinburgh, Durham 104 mi away from Edinburgh, Newcastle Upon Tyne situated at 91 mi from Edinburgh, Preston, Birmingham at approximately 78 mi from Bristol, Manchester located at 141 mi from Bristol, Leeds, Inverkeithing 10 mi away from Edinburgh, Carlisle situated at 75 mi from Edinburgh, Darlington 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 Bristol, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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