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.

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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

$54 - $195

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Bus  •  12 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Bristol Bus & Coach Station National Express

$36 - $44

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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

$68 - $196

Fly Edinburgh to Cardiff, train  •  5 h 18 min

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

$82 - $243

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

$72 - $314

Fly Edinburgh to Southampton, train  •  5 h 34 min

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

$91 - $306

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

$130 - $346

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 33 min

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

$108 - $341

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 33 min

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

$170 - $370

Train  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Bath Spa

$160 - $250

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

$166 - $254

Drive  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Bath 383.3 miles

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Bath is to bus which costs £28 - £35 and takes 12 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Bath is to fly and train which costs £40 - £160 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Bath is 320 miles. The road distance is 383.3 miles.

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

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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 23 min.

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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 1 min.

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The nearest airport to Bath is Bristol (BRS) Airport which is 15.2 miles away. Other nearby airports include Birmingham (BHX) (79.6 miles), London Heathrow (LHR) (83 miles), London Luton (LTN) (92.6 miles) and London Gatwick (LGW) (96.9 miles).

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Edinburgh to Bath train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at London Euston station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Bath.
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  • Distance: 319.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 36 min

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 33 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to Bath once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $40 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 3 min
When
Every day
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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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, 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, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday 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 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 Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$6 - $10
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $11
Train from Cardiff Central to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $50
Train from Southampton Central to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
Train from London Paddington to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $100
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $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
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $29
Anytime Single
$25 - $40
Off-Peak Single
$9 - $15
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
Train from Edinburgh to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $170
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $180
Train from Edinburgh to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $150
Anytime Single
$160 - $250
Off-Peak Single
$190 - $280
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
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
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
$85 - $120
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $120
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
$60 - $95
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
First Anytime Day Single
$95 - $150
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com

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