There are 9 ways to get from Edinburgh to Aberystwyth by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Shrewsbury
  3. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth

$186 - $288

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Bus  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Aberystwyth National Express

$41 - $52

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Night train, train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Shrewsbury
  3. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth

$81 - $123

Drive  •  6 h

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Aberystwyth 325.6 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Aberystwyth

$100 - $266

Fly to East Midlands, train  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to East Midlands (EMA) EDI - EMA
  2. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Aberystwyth

$133 - $310

Fly to Manchester, train  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN
  2. Take the train from Wilmslow to Shrewsbury
  3. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth

$97 - $264

Fly to Cardiff, train  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Cardiff (CWL) EDI - CWL
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Shrewsbury
  3. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth

$127 - $308

Fly to Bristol, train  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Shrewsbury
  4. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth

$129 - $316

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Aberystwyth. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Aberystwyth via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Aberystwyth. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Aberystwyth via Crewe and Shrewsbury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 12 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Aberystwyth is 248 miles. The road distance is 325.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Aberystwyth without a car is to train which takes 7 h 12 min and costs .

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

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Edinburgh to Aberystwyth bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Aberystwyth train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Aberystwyth is to train which takes 7 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Aberystwyth.
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  • Distance: 248.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 12 min

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Aberystwyth via Crewe and Shrewsbury in around 7 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Aberystwyth via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 12 h 40 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Crewe
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $220
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
First Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
Train from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Birmingham International to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Train from Birmingham New Street to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Train from Wilmslow to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Cardiff Central to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
First Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Crewe
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$196
Sleeper Seat
$35 - $55
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
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 Edinburgh to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Edinburgh to Aberystwyth train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Aberystwyth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Aberystwyth is 326 miles. It takes approximately 6 h to drive from Edinburgh to Aberystwyth.

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easyJet, Aer Lingus and Flybe offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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There are 384+ hotels available in Aberystwyth. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs .

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