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There are 6 ways to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  1h 10m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI

£25 - £180

5 alternative options

Train  •  8h 51m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Edinburgh

£190 - £445

Train via Preston  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
  3. Take the train from Preston to Haymarket

£145 - £565

Bus, train  •  10h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Cabot Circus to Manchester Airport The Station M36
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Haymarket

£87 - £144

Bus  •  13h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport Air / ...

£35 - £45

Drive  •  6h 29m

  1. Drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 383.8 miles

£55 - £85

Bristol Airport (BRS) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) by bus, train, walk and tram

The journey time between Bristol Airport (BRS) and Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is around 8h 3m and covers a distance of around 450 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 52m. Operated by First, CrossCountry and Edinburgh Trams, the Bristol Airport (BRS) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) service departs from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal and arrives in Edinburgh Airport. Typically 55 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
8h 3m
Fastest journey time:
7h 52m
Services per week:
55
Cheapest price:
£190
Carbon emissions:
38 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:30
Last service departs at:
15:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bristol Airport (BRS) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) bus, train, walk and tram schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Bristol Airport (BRS) → Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
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The cheapest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is to bus which costs £35 - £45 and takes 13h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is to fly which costs £25 - £180 and takes 1h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI). However, there are services departing from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal and arriving at Edinburgh Airport, Airport via Bristol Bus & Coach Station, Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 12m.

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The distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) and Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is 318 miles. The road distance is 383.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) without a car is to train which takes 8h 51m and costs £190 - £450.

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It takes approximately 1h 10m to fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is to fly which takes 1h 10m and costs £25 - £180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £190 - £450 and takes 8h 51m, you could also bus, which costs £35 - £45 and takes 13h 12m.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh Airport, Airport station.

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Map of how to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI).
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  • Distance: 318.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 10m

What companies run services between Bristol Airport (BRS), England and Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Scotland?

easyJet flies from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 3 times a day. Alternatively, CrossCountry operates a train from Bristol Temple Meads to Edinburgh every 4 hours. Tickets cost £180 - £430 and the journey takes 6h 32m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £220
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£180 - £430
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£180 - £220
Anytime Day 1st Class
£300 - £430
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £160
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Preston to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £90
Train from Manchester Airport to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £110
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£25 - £40
Off-Peak Day Single
£50 - £80
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £110
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Cabot Circus to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£12 - £20
Website
Megabus UK
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
National Express
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is 384 miles. It takes approximately 6h 29m to drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI).

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easyJet offers flights from Bristol Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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