There are 7 ways to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh by plane, train, bus or car

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

Fly East Midlands to Edinburgh  •  1 h 44 min

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

$44 - $169

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 13 min

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

$27 - $34

5 alternative options

Fly East Midlands to Glasgow, train  •  2 h 38 min

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

$62 - $194

Bus, train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station)
  2. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI

$90 - $286

Train  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Derby to Edinburgh

$123 - $184

Bus Megabus UK  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) to Meadowhall Interchange 240 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Meadowhall Interchange to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2) M20

$39 - $67

Drive  •  5 h

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

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £20 - £26 and takes 9 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh is to fly which costs £30 - £130 and takes 1 h 44 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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It takes approximately 1 h 44 min to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Edinburgh station. However, there are services departing from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) and arriving at Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2) via Meadowhall Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 10 min.

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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 every 2 hours. Tickets cost $120 - $180 and the journey takes 4 h 24 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 Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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 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 Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Derby to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$120 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $190
Bus operators
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) to Meadowhall Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Nottingham Station Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Meadowhall Interchange to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2)
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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