There are 6 ways to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Edinburgh  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI) EMA - EDI

$44 - $169

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Bus  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Nottingham Station Street to Edinburgh National Express

$27 - $35

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Fly to Glasgow, train  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Glasgow (GLA) EMA - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$63 - $194

Train  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Derby to Edinburgh

$123 - $184

Bus, train  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station)
  2. Take the bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Manchester Airport The Station
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Edinburgh

$109 - $150

Drive  •  5 h

  1. Drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh 269.5 miles

$55 - $85

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No, there is no direct bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) and arriving at Edinburgh via Nottingham Station Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 53 min.

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The distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) and Edinburgh is 230 miles. The road distance is 269.5 miles.

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The best way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 6 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 44 min to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Nottingham Station Street.

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The best way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 1 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 17 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 8 h 53 min.

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The quickest flight from East Midlands Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh is 270 miles. It takes approximately 5 h to drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh.

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Flybe offers flights from East Midlands Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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Map of how to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 230 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 44 min

What companies run services between East Midlands Airport (EMA), England and Edinburgh, Scotland?

Flybe flies from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh 3 times a day. Alternatively, CrossCountry operates a train from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $180 and the journey takes 4 h 48 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Train operators
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
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 Nottingham Station Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com

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