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There are 11 ways to get from Caernarfon to Edinburgh by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Chester  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Chester
  2. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Edinburgh

$152 - $270

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Bus  •  13 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Bangor, Gwynedd to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
  2. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Edinburgh

$42 - $57

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Train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Llandudno Junction to Warrington Bank Quay
  2. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Edinburgh

$152 - $250

Train TransPennine Express  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Llandudno Junction to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh

$122 - $195

Drive  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Caernarfon to Edinburgh 301.9 miles

$65 - $95

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Crewe
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI

$85 - $273

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI

$106 - $336

Train to Cardiff, fly to Edinburgh  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Edinburgh (EDI) CWL - EDI

$132 - $321

Train, train to East Midlands, fly to Edinburgh  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Derby
  3. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI) EMA - EDI

$104 - $300

Train to Manchester, fly to Glasgow, train  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Crewe
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$110 - $394

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
  4. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI

$152 - $381

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The cheapest way to get from Caernarfon to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 13 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Caernarfon to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £45 - £75 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Caernarfon station to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Caernarfon, Bus Station and arriving at Edinburgh via Bangor, Gwynedd, Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 9 min.

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The distance between Caernarfon and Edinburgh is 200 miles. The road distance is 301.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Caernarfon to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 7 h 4 min and costs £110 - £210.

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It takes approximately 7 h 4 min to get from Caernarfon to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Caernarfon to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bangor, Gwynedd station.

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The best way to get from Caernarfon to Edinburgh is to train which takes 7 h 4 min and costs £110 - £210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 13 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Caernarfon to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 200.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 4 min

What companies run services between Caernarfon, Wales and Edinburgh, Scotland?

You can take a train from Caernarfon to Edinburgh via Bangor, Railway Station, Bangor (Gwynedd), Chester, and Warrington Bank Quay in around 7 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Caernarfon to Edinburgh via Bangor, Gwynedd, Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place, and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 13 h 9 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,400
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Llandudno Junction to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Llandudno Junction to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $130
First Anytime Day Single
$130 - $200
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $200
Train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $45
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
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 Bangor, Gwynedd to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Caernarfon to Edinburgh is 302 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to drive from Caernarfon to Edinburgh.

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