There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to Ludlow 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  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Ludlow

$178 - $273

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand S) 5
  3. Take the bus from Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand N) to Ludlow, Packer Court 435

$69 - $79

8 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand S) 5
  3. Take the bus from Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand N) to Ludlow, Packer Court 435

$139 - $175

Drive  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Ludlow 307.5 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Edinburgh to Cardiff, train  •  5 h 35 min

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

$87 - $249

Fly Edinburgh to Bristol, train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Ludlow

$94 - $252

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Shrewsbury
  3. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Ludlow

$84 - $261

Fly Edinburgh to Manchester, train  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN
  2. Take the train from Wilmslow to Ludlow

$82 - $235

Fly Edinburgh to East Midlands, train  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to East Midlands (EMA) EDI - EMA
  2. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
  4. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Ludlow

$112 - $310

Train to Glasgow, fly to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 22 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 International to Shrewsbury
  4. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Ludlow

$100 - $263

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Ludlow via Crewe in around 4 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Ludlow via Manchester Airport, Manchester Airport The Station, Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand S), and Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand N) in around 11 h 40 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
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 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 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 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 Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
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 Crewe
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $140
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $240
Train from Birmingham International to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Ludlow
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Cardiff Central to Ludlow
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Ludlow
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
First Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Birmingham International to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Shrewsbury to Ludlow
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $19
First Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
Train from Wilmslow to Ludlow
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $29
First Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
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
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $140
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $28
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $26
Train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
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
Bus operators
easyBus
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand S)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26
Minsterley Motors
Phone
01743 791208
Email
hayley@minsterleymotors.co.uk
Website
minsterleymotors.com
Bus from Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand N) to Ludlow, Packer Court
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
minsterleymotors.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh to Ludlow?

The distance between Edinburgh and Ludlow is 400 km. The road distance is 492 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Ludlow is to bus which costs £45 - £60 and takes 11 h 40 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Ludlow is to train which takes 4 h 47 min and costs £120 - £200.

Is there a direct train between Edinburgh and Ludlow?

No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Ludlow. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Ludlow via Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 47 min.

Is there a direct bus between Edinburgh and Ludlow?

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Ludlow. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Ludlow, Packer Court via Manchester Airport The Station and Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand N). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 40 min.

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

It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Edinburgh to Ludlow, including transfers.