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Train  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Castle Cary

£121 - £475

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Fly Edinburgh to Bristol, bus  •  6h 37m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS
  2. Take the bus from Temple Meads Stn to Street, The Library

£31 - £128

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Train, bus via London  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the bus from Hammersmith Bus Station to Ilchester, Lyster Close Superfast 2

Train, bus  •  10h 7m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the bus from Temple Meads Stn to Street, The Library 376

£185 - £431

Bus  •  13h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Hammersmith Bus Station to Ilchester, Lyster Close Superfast 2

Night train, train, bus  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Take the bus from Temple Meads Stn to Street, The Library 376

£159 - £529

Drive  •  7h 10m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Ilchester 406.3 miles

£60 - £95

Fly Edinburgh to Southampton, train  •  7h 18m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Southampton (SOU) EDI - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Salisbury
  3. Take the train from Salisbury to Yeovil Junction

£108 - £321

Train to Glasgow, fly to Bristol, bus  •  8h

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS
  3. Take the bus from Temple Meads Stn to Street, The Library

£51 - £170

Fly Edinburgh to Exeter, train, line 54 bus  •  7h 5m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Exeter (EXT) EDI - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter Central to Yeovil Junction
  3. Take the line 54 bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Ilchester, St Andrews Church

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The cost-effective way to get from Edinburgh to Ilchester is to fly and bus, which costs £30 - £130 and takes 6h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Ilchester is to fly and bus which costs £30 - £130 and takes 6h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Ilchester. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Ilchester, Lyster Close via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Hammersmith Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 34m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Ilchester is 345 miles. The road distance is 406.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Ilchester without a car is to train which takes 7h 24m and costs £120 - £480.

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It takes approximately 7h 24m to get from Edinburgh to Ilchester, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Ilchester is to train which takes 7h 24m and costs £120 - £480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13h 34m.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Bristol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Edinburgh to Ilchester bus services, operated by Berrys Coaches, arrive at Ilchester, Lyster Close station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Ilchester.
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  • Distance: 344.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h 24m

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Ilchester via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Paddington, London Paddington, and Castle Cary in around 7h 24m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Ilchester via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Heathrow Central Bus Station, Hammersmith Bus Station, and Hammersmith Bus Station in around 13h 34m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £180
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £180
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £410
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £460
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter via Norwich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £460
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £360
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £390
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£170 - £240
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£270 - £390
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Castle Cary
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £95
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£12 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£21 - £28
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£180 - £430
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£180 - £220
Anytime Day 1st Class
£300 - £430
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £150
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £26
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£12 - £17
Anytime Day 1st Class
£21 - £26
Train from Salisbury to Yeovil Junction
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £35
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£17 - £22
Anytime Day 1st Class
£29 - £34
Train from Exeter Central to Yeovil Junction
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£21 - £28
Anytime Day 1st Class
£35 - £45
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Bus operators
Berrys Coaches
Phone
01823 331 356
Email
info@berryscoaches.co.uk
Website
berryscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Hammersmith Bus Station to Ilchester, Lyster Close
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Berrys Coaches
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
National Express
Buses of Somerset
Phone
0345 646 0707
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Yeovil, Bus Station to Ilchester, St Andrews Church
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Ilchester is 406 miles. It takes approximately 7h 10m to drive from Edinburgh to Ilchester.

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easyJet offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Bristol Airport.

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There are 208+ hotels available in Ilchester. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £1 - £6.

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