There are 10 ways to get from Caernarfon to Edinburgh by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Chester  •  7 h 12 min

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

$165 - $276

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Bangor, Gwynedd to LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station to Manchester 060
  3. Take the bus from Manchester to Edinburgh

$42 - $59

8 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 32 min

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

$165 - $266

Train TransPennine Express  •  8 h 57 min

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

$132 - $197

Drive  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Caernarfon to Edinburgh 301.9 miles

$65 - $95

Train, bus to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Chester
  2. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI

$84 - $254

Train, bus to Manchester, fly to Glasgow  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Chester
  2. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$108 - $375

Train to Cardiff, fly to Edinburgh  •  9 h

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

$143 - $328

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh  •  8 h 5 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 - $337

Train, train to East Midlands, fly to Edinburgh  •  8 h 37 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

$92 - $301

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Caernarfon to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 13 h 32 min.

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

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The distance between Caernarfon and Edinburgh is 320 km. The road distance is 483 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to get from Caernarfon to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Caernarfon to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) and arriving at Edinburgh via Bangor, Gwynedd, LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station and Manchester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 32 min.

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

You can take a train from Caernarfon to Edinburgh via Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station), Bangor (Gwynedd), Chester, and Warrington Bank Quay in around 7 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Caernarfon to Edinburgh via Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station), Bangor, Gwynedd, LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station, and Manchester in around 13 h 32 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 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
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
2 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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
$25 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $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
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Llandudno to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
First Anytime Day Single
$130 - $200
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
$16 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Crewe to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $200
Train from Bangor (Gwynedd) to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
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 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
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
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
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
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bangor, Gwynedd to LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Website
nationalexpress.com
EasyBus
Website
easybus.com
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
easybus.com

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