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There are 11 ways to get from Edinburgh to Kempston by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Recommended option

Train via London  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Bedford

£76 - £426

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Bus  •  9h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express

£16 - £19

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Train  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Milton Keynes Central

£139 - £457

Train via Wakefield  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Wakefield Westgate
  2. Take the train from Wakefield Westgate to Bedford

£176 - £373

Drive  •  6h

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Kempston 331.6 miles

£50 - £75

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, train, bus  •  4h 4m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Luton (LTN) EDI - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to Bedford
  3. Take the bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square to Kempston, War Memorial

£44 - £214

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow, subway, train, bus  •  5h 6m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Heathrow (LHR) EDI - LHR
  2. Take the subway from Paddington to King's Cross St. Pancras station
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Bedford
  4. Take the bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square to Kempston, War Memorial

£74 - £268

Fly Edinburgh to London City, train  •  5h 12m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London City (LCY) EDI - LCY
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Bedford

£87 - £328

Train, train to Glasgow, fly to London Luton, bus  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Luton (LTN) GLA - LTN
  4. Take the train from Luton to Bedford
  5. Take the bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square to Kempston, War Memorial

£61 - £176

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train, bus  •  5h 54m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Milton Keynes Central
  3. Take the bus from Central station to Kempston, St John's Homes

£55 - £205

Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted, train, bus  •  5h 41m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Stansted (STN) EDI - STN
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Bedford
  3. Take the bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square to Kempston, War Memorial

£59 - £188

Edinburgh to Kempston by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Edinburgh and Kempston is around 6h 1m and covers a distance of around 446 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 5m. Operated by LNER, East Midlands Railways, Thameslink and others, the Edinburgh to Kempston service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Kempston, Saxon Centre. Typically 145 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 1m
Fastest journey time:
5h 5m
Journey distance:
446 miles
Services per week:
145
Cheapest price:
£76
Carbon emissions:
37 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:40
Last service departs at:
19:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Kempston train, walk and bus schedules

Departing Monday, July 26, 2021

Edinburgh → Kempston
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Kempston is to bus which costs £16 - £20 and takes 9h 1m.

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The fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Kempston is to fly and train and bus. Taking this option will cost £40 - £220 and takes 4h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Kempston. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Kempston, St John's Homes via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 1m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Kempston is 288 miles. The road distance is 331.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Kempston without a car is to train via London which takes 5h 45m and costs £75 - £430.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Edinburgh to Kempston, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Kempston is to train via London which takes 5h 45m and costs £75 - £430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £20 and takes 9h 1m.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to London Luton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Edinburgh to Kempston bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Kempston.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 288.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 45m

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Kempston via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras International, Bedford, and Bedford, St Paul's Square in around 5h 45m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 twice daily. Tickets cost £12 - £16 and the journey takes 7h 25m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£27 - £160
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£27 - £160
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £200
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£35 - £200
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £260
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£26 - £130
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£27 - £120
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £350
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £650
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
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Bedford
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£25 - £40
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£11 - £26
Off-Peak Single
£20 - £29
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£25 - £40
Train from Wakefield Westgate to Bedford
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£65 - £100
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£30 - £55
Off-Peak Single
£55 - £85
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£65 - £100
Train from Luton to Bedford
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £17
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £17
Off-Peak Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£11 - £17
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Bedford
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£22 - £28
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£22 - £28
Train from Luton to Bedford
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£9 - £12
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£130 - £460
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£130 - £180
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£340 - £460
Train from Birmingham International to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £75
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £27
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £75
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington to King's Cross St. Pancras station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
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
Train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £24
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £24
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 Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
National Express
Stagecoach East
Phone
01733207860
Email
cambridge.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square to Kempston, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach East
Uno
Phone
01707 255764
Email
unobus@herts.ac.uk
Website
unobus.info
Bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square to Kempston, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4
Website
Uno
Bus from Central station to Kempston, St John's Homes
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4
Website
Uno
Grant Palmer
Phone
01525 719 719
Email
info@grantpalmer.com
Website
grantpalmer.com
Bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square to Kempston, War Memorial
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Grant Palmer

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Kempston is 332 miles. It takes approximately 6h to drive from Edinburgh to Kempston.

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Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to London Luton Airport.

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There are 130+ hotels available in Kempston. 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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