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There are 7 ways to get from Barnsley to Edinburgh by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Barnsley Town Centre, Sheffield Road/Taylor Row to Doncaster Town Centre, Doncaster Interchange X19 / ...
  2. Take the train from Doncaster to Edinburgh

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Bus  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Meadowhall Interchange/A1 to Edinburgh, Bus Station M20

£14 - £25

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Train  •  4h 51m

  1. Take the train from Barnsley to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Edinburgh

£42 - £295

Drive  •  4h 6m

  1. Drive from Barnsley to Edinburgh 215.2 miles

£30 - £50

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the train from Barnsley to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Edinburgh (EDI) LBA - EDI

£43 - £187

Train to Manchester, fly  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI

£69 - £352

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI

£74 - £430

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The cheapest way to get from Barnsley to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £14 - £25 and takes 7h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Barnsley to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 4h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barnsley to Edinburgh station. However, there are services departing from Worsbrough Common, Sheffield Road/Brinckman Street and arriving at Edinburgh, Bus Station via Meadowhall Interchange/A1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barnsley to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Barnsley and arriving at Edinburgh via Leeds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 51m.

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It is 181 miles from Barnsley to Edinburgh. It is approximately 215.2 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Barnsley to Edinburgh without a car is to bus and train which takes 4h 50m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 50m to get from Barnsley to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Barnsley to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Meadowhall Interchange/A1 station.

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Barnsley to Edinburgh train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Barnsley station.

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The best way to get from Barnsley to Edinburgh is to train which takes 4h 51m and costs £40 - £300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £25 and takes 7h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Barnsley to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 180.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 50m

What companies run services between Barnsley, England and Edinburgh, Scotland?

You can take a train from Barnsley to Edinburgh via Leeds in around 4h 51m. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Meadowhall Interchange/A1 to Edinburgh, Bus Station once daily. Tickets cost £14 - £25 and the journey takes 6h.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£140 - £950
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £550
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £650
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £550
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £220
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Edinburgh via Verona
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£110 - £190
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Edinburgh via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £220
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Edinburgh via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £250
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Edinburgh via Alicante
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£120 - £230
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £140
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
£75 - £410
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £200
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £200
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£140 - £950
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £650
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Cork
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£20 - £110
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £470
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £290
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £310
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£95 - £360
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Exeter
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£95 - £280
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Exeter
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£95 - £280
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Doncaster to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £250
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£110 - £160
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£170 - £250
Train from Leeds to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £240
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£100 - £150
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£170 - £240
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Barnsley to Leeds
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £20
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £28
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£16 - £21
Anytime Day 1st Class
£20 - £28
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£100 - £270
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£100 - £130
Anytime Day 1st Class
£180 - £270
Train from Sheffield to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £150
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£65 - £110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£25 - £40
Off-Peak Day Single
£50 - £80
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £110
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £27
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £14
Off-Peak Day Single
£12 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £27
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £35
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £23
Off-Peak Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£21 - £35
Bus operators
Stagecoach
Phone
0345 121 0190
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Barnsley Town Centre, Sheffield Road/Taylor Row to Doncaster Town Centre, Doncaster Interchange
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Stagecoach
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Meadowhall Interchange/A1 to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £25
Website
Megabus UK

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Barnsley to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barnsley to Edinburgh is 215 miles. It takes approximately 4h 6m to drive from Barnsley to Edinburgh.

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