There are 12 ways to get from Edinburgh to Bath 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 Edinburgh to Bristol, train  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa

$56 - $202

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Bristol National Express

$40 - $49

10 alternative options

Train to Glasgow, fly to Bristol  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS

$72 - $205

Fly Edinburgh to Cardiff, train  •  5 h 21 min

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

$86 - $249

Fly Edinburgh to Southampton, train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Southampton (SOU) EDI - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bath Spa

$97 - $317

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow, train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Heathrow (LHR) EDI - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Bath Spa

$139 - $367

Train to Newcastle, fly to Bristol  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Bristol (BRS) NCL - BRS

$77 - $331

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 39 min

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

$114 - $362

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads

$188 - $414

Train  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Bath Spa

$180 - $280

Train TransPennine Express  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Bath Spa

$184 - $282

Drive  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Bath 383.3 miles

$80 - $120

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Bath, England?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Bath via Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads in around 6 h 39 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to Bath twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $45 and the journey takes 11 h 25 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
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
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$7 - $11
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $12
Train from Cardiff Central to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $27
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $55
Train from Southampton Central to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $70
Train from London Paddington to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Single
$28 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$10 - $16
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Edinburgh to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Single
$120 - $190
Off-Peak Single
$130 - $200
Train from Edinburgh to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $280
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Single
$180 - $280
Off-Peak Single
$210 - $310
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $160
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh to Bath?

The distance between Edinburgh and Bath is 512 km. The road distance is 613 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Bath?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Bath is to bus which costs £28 - £35 and takes 12 h 21 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Bath?

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Bath is to fly and train which takes 3 h 36 min and costs £35 - £150.

Is there a direct train between Edinburgh and Bath?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Bath Spa. Services depart four times a week. The journey takes approximately 7 h 2 min.

Is there a direct bus between Edinburgh and Bath?

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Bath. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Bath City Centre, James Street West via Bristol, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 21 min.

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh to Bath?

It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from Edinburgh to Bath, including transfers.