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Bristol to Edinburgh

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1 suggested route to go from Bristol to Edinburgh by flight, train, car, bus

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How to travel from Bristol to Edinburgh ?

Trip Bristol Edinburgh

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance312 mi
Direct lineYes

Edinburgh is your next holiday destination but you're wondering how to go there and how it is possible to get the cheapest Bristol to Edinburgh transport offers? In general, you browse several websites and spend hours without being sure that all transport solutions were considered.

You'll be able to get in a single search on Vivanoda, your multimodal travel planner in Europe, all the prices for flights, trains, carpooling and buses to travel to Edinburgh from Bristol Just enter your travel dates to Edinburgh then Vivanoda will do the rest. Finally, use the filters and sorting options to refine the results.

To travel from Bristol, flights, trains, carpooling or buses of Blablacar, National Express, MegaBus, FlyBE, CrossCountry, First TransPennine Express, ScotRail and East Coast will carry you to Edinburgh.

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Bristol to Edinburgh bus

There is a direct connection by intercity coach between Bristol and Edinburgh.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Bristol and Edinburgh and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. To encourage you to take the bus to Edinburgh, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • The Bristol Edinburgh tickets are sold at unbeatable prices, it is unlikely that you will find better offers with the other modes of transport: rail or carpool offers.
  • Taking a night bus Bristol Edinburgh is often a good option to save money on Edinburgh accommodation. Traffic is more fluid at night, travel times are reduced and you will arrive at Edinburgh at sunrise!
  • The fleet of National Express coaches is new and, therefore, greener than carpooling. Since the Bristol Edinburgh road has already been built for a long time, buses don't require any additional infrastructure that distorts the landscape.
  • The coaches operating the Bristol Edinburgh line are mostly equipped with an air conditioning system, which will allow you to travel in good conditions during hot seasons.
  • A Wi-Fi connection is available to travellers in most coaches, which is an important asset for a 312 mi trip.

Coach companies on the Bristol Edinburgh trip

To get to Edinburgh by bus from Bristol, you only have the bus company National Express that serves the these two cities.

National Express Bristol Edinburgh

Bus stops in Bristol

Remember to arrive at the bus station in Bristol at least 15 minutes, or even 30 minutes, before the posted departure time. The name of the destination 'Edinburgh' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Then, all you have to do is to validate your ticket with the driver of National Express, to deposit your luggage in the trunk and to find your seat.

  • Bristol

Arrival bus stations in Edinburgh

In Edinburgh, make sure you leave nothing in your seat or in the trunk of the coach.

  • Edinburgh

Train Bristol to Edinburgh

Is there a direct train for the Bristol-Edinburgh route?

Yes, the Bristol to Edinburgh route is served by a direct train. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Edinburgh and there may be fewer direct trains from Bristol on certain days. To find the cheapest Bristol-Edinburgh train ticket, we advise you to launch a search on Vivanoda with your travel dates.

Intercity train Bristol Edinburgh

Intercity trains serve the most important cities along the Bristol-Edinburgh route with an improved travel duration compared to regional trains.

Bristol Edinburgh railways companies

There is only one rail company for this journey: CrossCountry.
CrossCountry Bristol Edinburgh

Railway stations from Bristol

  • Bristol Temple Meads

Railway stations in Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Waverley

Cheap flights from Bristol to Edinburgh

To help you find cheaper flights to fly to Edinburgh, we wanted to give you a few pieces of advice:

  • Don't wait the day before your trip to book the Bristol Edinburgh flight as prices should be very high. This is one of the most important rule in airline industry: leisure travellers who are keen to pay less book early; business travelles are keen to pay more but book late.
  • Be flexible with your dates of travel to Edinburgh. Fares are different whether the flight is scheduled early in the morning or late in the evening. It is thus recommended to have an important degree of flexibility.

Which airlines fly from Bristol to Edinburgh ?

This flight is scheduled by only one airline: Easyjet.
Easyjet Bristol Edinburgh

Departure airport in Bristol

  • BRS Bristol

Destination airport in Edinburgh

  • EDI Edinburgh

Carpool from Bristol to Edinburgh

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a Bristol-Edinburgh ride. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. So, you surely have better chances to get Bristol-Edinburgh rides searching three days in advance than one month. This is more a lastminute solution to go to Edinburgh.

Before you book your Bristol-Edinburgh ride, you have the possibility to get in touch with the driver to set all the details and conditions of the journey. No need to bother about the price once you travel, everything is paid online when you book your ride.

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