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There are 8 ways to get from Edinburgh to Somerset by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly Edinburgh to Bristol, bus  •  4h 4m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal to Bridgwater, Huntworth Lane M5

£36 - £195

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Bus, night bus  •  12h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express
  2. Take the night bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to North Petherton National Express

£21 - £27

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Train to Glasgow, fly to Bristol, bus  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS
  3. Take the bus from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal to Bridgwater, Huntworth Lane M5

£46 - £303

Fly Edinburgh to Exeter, bus  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Exeter (EXT) EDI - EXT
  2. Take the bus from Sowton, Miller & Carter to Bridgwater, Huntworth Lane M5

£79 - £317

Train, bus  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal to Bridgwater, Huntworth Lane M5 Flcn

£200 - £444

Train  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Taunton

£199 - £632

Train, bus via Manchester  •  9h 59m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Cabot Circus M36
  3. Take the bus from Cabot Circus to Bridgwater, Huntworth Lane M5

£84 - £129

Drive  •  6h 52m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Somerset 404.2 miles

£60 - £90

Edinburgh to Somerset by train and bus

The journey time between Edinburgh and Somerset is around 8h 47m and covers a distance of around 472 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 30m. Operated by CrossCountry, First and Stagecoach South West, the Edinburgh to Somerset service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Bridgwater, Huntworth Lane M5. Typically 25 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
8h 47m
Fastest journey time:
8h 30m
Services per week:
25
Cheapest price:
£200
Carbon emissions:
43 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:06
Last service departs at:
17:07

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Somerset train and bus schedules

Edinburgh → Somerset
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Somerset is to bus and night bus which costs £20 - £27 and takes 12h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Somerset is to fly and bus which costs £35 - £200 and takes 4h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Somerset. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at North Petherton via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 15m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Somerset is 338 miles. The road distance is 404.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Somerset without a car is to train and bus which takes 8h 47m and costs £200 - £450.

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It takes approximately 4h 4m to get from Edinburgh to Somerset, including transfers.

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

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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 Somerset bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at North Petherton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Somerset is 404 miles. It takes approximately 6h 52m to drive from Edinburgh to Somerset.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Somerset.
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  • Distance: 338.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 4m

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Somerset via Birmingham New Street, Taunton, and Taunton in around 9h 32m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £220
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £340
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £120
Train from Edinburgh to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£180 - £430
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£180 - £220
Anytime Day 1st Class
£300 - £430
Train from Edinburgh to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£140 - £360
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£140 - £180
Anytime Day 1st Class
£250 - £360
Train from Birmingham New Street to Taunton
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £190
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£65 - £80
Anytime Day 1st Class
£130 - £190
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £80
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £80
TransPennine Express Service
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal to Bridgwater, Huntworth Lane M5
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9
Website
Stagecoach South West
Bus from Sowton, Miller & Carter to Bridgwater, Huntworth Lane M5
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Stagecoach South West
Bus from Cabot Circus to Bridgwater, Huntworth Lane M5
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach South West
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Cabot Circus
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£12 - £20
Website
Megabus UK
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
Night bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to North Petherton
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
National Express

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easyJet offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Bristol Airport.

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There are 216+ hotels available in Somerset. 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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