There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to Ludlow by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 50 min

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

$165 - $256

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Bus  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Stoke-On-Trent National Express
  2. Take the bus from Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand N) to Ludlow, Packer Court 435

$43 - $49

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Train TransPennine Express  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Ludlow

$125 - $177

Drive  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Ludlow 307.5 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Edinburgh to Cardiff, train  •  5 h 32 min

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

$87 - $243

Fly Edinburgh to Bristol, train  •  5 h 49 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

$91 - $251

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 48 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

$82 - $259

Fly Edinburgh to Manchester, train  •  5 h 48 min

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

$76 - $229

Fly Edinburgh to East Midlands, train  •  6 h 42 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

$110 - $297

Train to Glasgow, fly to Birmingham, train  •  6 h 50 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

$96 - $261

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Ludlow. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Ludlow, Packer Court via Hanley, Bus Station (stand C), Market Drayton, Bus Station (Stand A) and Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand N). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 35 min.

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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 50 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Ludlow is 250 miles. The road distance is 307.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Ludlow without a car is to train which takes 4 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Edinburgh to Ludlow, including transfers.

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

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Edinburgh to Ludlow train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Ludlow is to train which takes 4 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Cardiff Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Edinburgh to Ludlow bus services, operated by Minsterley Motors, arrive at Ludlow, Packer Court station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Ludlow.
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  • Distance: 249.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

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 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Ludlow via Stoke-On-Trent, Hanley, Bus Station (stand C), Market Drayton, Bus Station (Stand A), Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand S), and Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand N) in around 12 h 35 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
3 h 7 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 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
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 30 min
When
Monday 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
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
$140 - $220
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $220
Train from Birmingham International to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $45
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Ludlow
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Ludlow
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Train from Cardiff Central to Ludlow
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Ludlow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Train from Birmingham International to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Shrewsbury to Ludlow
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $18
First Anytime Day Single
$17 - $26
Train from Wilmslow to Ludlow
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $27
First Anytime Day Single
$27 - $40
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
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
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $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
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
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 Stoke-On-Trent
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
minsterleymotors.com

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Edinburgh to Ludlow train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Ludlow station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Ludlow is 308 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to drive from Edinburgh to Ludlow.

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Flybe offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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