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.

Recommended option

Train LNER  •  8 h 51 min

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

$109 - $172

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 40 min

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

$47 - $59

8 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Weymouth

$215 - $333

Train, bus  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Haymarket to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, Smallbrook Queensway to Worcester, Foregate Street Station (Railway Station) 144
  3. Take the train from Worcester Foregate Street to Weymouth

$274 - $441

Drive  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dorset 436.7 miles

$90 - $140

Fly Edinburgh to Southampton, train  •  6 h 21 min

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

$85 - $245

Train to Glasgow, fly to Southampton, train  •  6 h 58 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 - $266

Fly Edinburgh to Exeter, bus  •  8 h 2 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 17 min

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

$104 - $253

Train to Glasgow, fly to Bristol, train  •  8 h 49 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

$118 - $254

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Dorset is to bus which costs £35 - £45 and takes 15 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Dorset is to fly and train which costs £60 - £190 and takes 6 h 21 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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It takes approximately 8 h 51 min to get from Edinburgh to Dorset, including transfers.

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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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station and Dorchester, South Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 40 min.

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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 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Dorset via Bristol Bus & Coach Station, Dorchester, and Dorchester, South Station in around 15 h 40 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 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Southampton via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 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 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
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
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
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 - $70
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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Weymouth
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
Train from Worcester Foregate Street to Weymouth
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $160
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Upwey
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
Virgin West Coast Trains
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 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Bus operators
Coastal Liner UK
Phone
01902 633064
Email
info@coastallinerltd.co.uk
Website
coastallinerltd.co.uk
Bus from Birmingham, Smallbrook Queensway to Worcester, Foregate Street Station (Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
Coastal Liner UK
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Dorchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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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