There are 9 ways to get from Edinburgh to Aberystwyth 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  •  7 h 16 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

$140 - $286

Cheapest option

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

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport Bus Station to Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand S) 5
  3. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth

$147 - $201

Drive  •  6 h

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Aberystwyth 325.6 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  7 h 1 min

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

$100 - $266

Fly to Manchester, train  •  8 h 5 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 East Midlands, train  •  8 h 29 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 Bristol, train  •  8 h 55 min

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

$150 - $311

Fly to Cardiff, train  •  8 h 52 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Aberystwyth is to bus which costs £30 - £40 and takes 12 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Aberystwyth is to drive which costs £50 - £80 and takes 6 h.

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

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It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to get from Edinburgh to Aberystwyth, including transfers.

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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 16 min.

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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 16 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
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $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 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
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 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
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Crewe
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $21
First Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
Train from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Birmingham International to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 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 Wilmslow to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 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 Birmingham New Street to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 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
$75 - $120
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
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 Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Bus operators
EasyBus
Website
easybus.com
Bus from Manchester Airport Bus Station to Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand S)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
easybus.com
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com

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