There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to Caernarfon 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  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Warrington Bank Quay
  2. Take the train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$174 - $303

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Manchester
  2. Take the bus from Manchester to LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station 060
  3. Take the bus from LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station to Bangor, Gwynedd

$46 - $63

8 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station 5
  3. Take the train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$143 - $221

Drive  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Caernarfon 301.5 miles

$60 - $95

Fly Edinburgh to Manchester, bus, train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
  3. Take the train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$86 - $260

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$113 - $388

Train to Glasgow, fly to Manchester, bus, train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
  4. Take the train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$112 - $383

Fly Edinburgh to Cardiff, train  •  9 h 12 min

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

$150 - $340

Fly Edinburgh to East Midlands, train  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to East Midlands (EMA) EDI - EMA
  2. Take the train from Derby to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$99 - $313

Train to Glasgow, fly to Birmingham, train  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
  4. Take the train from Crewe to Bangor (Gwynedd)

$129 - $391

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Caernarfon via Warrington Bank Quay, Chester, Bangor (Gwynedd), and Bangor, Railway Station (Bangor Railway Station) in around 6 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Caernarfon via Manchester, LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station, Bangor, Gwynedd, and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) in around 13 h 4 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
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 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
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
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 Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
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
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $220
Train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Crewe to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Train from Crewe to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Train from Cardiff Central to Bangor (Gwynedd)
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$140 - $210
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $140
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
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
easyBus
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Chester, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station to Bangor, Gwynedd
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh to Caernarfon?

The distance between Edinburgh and Caernarfon is 320 km. The road distance is 482 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Caernarfon is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 13 h 4 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Caernarfon is to drive which takes 5 h 15 min and costs £45 - £70.

Is there a direct bus between Edinburgh and Caernarfon?

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Caernarfon. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Caernarfon, Bus Station (Caernarfon Bus Station) via Manchester, LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station and Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 4 min.

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

It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to get from Edinburgh to Caernarfon, including transfers.