There are 6 ways to get from Barnsley to Edinburgh by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 17m

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

£42 - £289

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Bus  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Edinburgh National Express / ...

£13 - £18

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Train via Haymarket  •  5h 1m

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

£42 - £289

Drive  •  4h 6m

  1. Drive from Barnsley to Edinburgh 215.6 miles

£35 - £55

Train, train to East Midlands, fly  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from Barnsley to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Long Eaton
  3. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI) EMA - EDI

£82 - £195

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  5h 21m

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

£80 - £518

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The cheapest way to get from Barnsley to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £12 - £18 and takes 6h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Barnsley to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barnsley to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Barnsley Town Centre, Barnsley Interchange A21 and arriving at Edinburgh via Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 33m.

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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 17m.

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The distance between Barnsley and Edinburgh is 181 miles. The road distance is 215.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Barnsley to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 4h 17m and costs £40 - £290.

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It takes approximately 4h 17m to get from Barnsley to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Barnsley to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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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 17m and costs £40 - £290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £18 and takes 6h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Barnsley to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 180.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 17m

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

You can take a train from Barnsley to Edinburgh via Leeds in around 4h 17m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Edinburgh 4 times a day. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 4h 45m. Blablabus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £260
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £260
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £380
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£170 - £600
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Barnsley to Leeds
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£11 - £20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £20
Train from Barnsley to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£7 - £12
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£7 - £9
Anytime Day 1st Class
£8 - £12
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£100 - £270
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£100 - £130
Anytime Day 1st Class
£180 - £270
Train from Leeds to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£100 - £270
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£100 - £130
Anytime Day 1st Class
£190 - £270
Train from Sheffield to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £140
TransPennine Express
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£30 - £240
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£100 - £150
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£170 - £240
Train from Leeds to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
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
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Long Eaton
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £12
Off-Peak Single
£15 - £24
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Single
£22 - £35
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Leeds to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from East Midlands Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Barnsley to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Barnsley to Edinburgh train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barnsley to Edinburgh is 216 miles. It takes approximately 4h 6m to drive from Barnsley to Edinburgh.

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Loganair offers flights from East Midlands Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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