There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to Dorset 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.

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Train LNER  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Dorchester South

$108 - $164

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Fly Edinburgh to Southampton, train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Southampton (SOU) EDI - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Dorchester South

$85 - $245

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Train CrossCountry  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bournemouth
  3. Take the train from Bournemouth to Dorchester South

$222 - $444

Train, bus  •  14 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Dorchester National Express

$122 - $167

Bus  •  14 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to POOLE, Dorset National Express / ...

$169 - $200

Drive  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dorset 436.7 miles

$90 - $140

Train to Glasgow, fly to Southampton, train  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Southampton (SOU) GLA - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Dorchester South

$104 - $267

Fly Edinburgh to Exeter, bus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Exeter (EXT) EDI - EXT
  2. Take the bus from Exeter to Dorchester

$86 - $226

Fly Edinburgh to Bristol, train  •  8 h 18 min

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

$103 - $253

Train to Glasgow, fly to Bristol, train  •  9 h 15 min

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

$117 - $255

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Dorset. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Puddletown, Dorchester Road Traffic Lights via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Poole, Bus Station and Blandford St Mary, Tesco. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 53 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Dorset is 363 miles. The road distance is 436.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Dorset without a car is to train which takes 8 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 45 min to get from Edinburgh to Dorset, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Dorset is to train which takes 8 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 14 h 53 min.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Southampton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Dorset is 437 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 49 min to drive from Edinburgh to Dorset.

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Aer Lingus and Flybe offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Southampton Airport.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Dorset.
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  • Distance: 363.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 45 min

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Dorset via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Leicester Square Underground Station, Waterloo Underground Station, London Waterloo, Dorchester South, and Dorchester, South Station in around 8 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Dorset via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, POOLE, Dorset, Poole, Bus Station, and Blandford St Mary, Tesco in around 14 h 53 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
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
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
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 11 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
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
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Dorchester South
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Dorchester South
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Dorchester South
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Single
$130 - $200
Off-Peak Single
$140 - $220
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
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 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
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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Upwey
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
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 Manchester Airport to Dorchester
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to POOLE, Dorset
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Exeter to Dorchester
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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