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There are 7 ways to get from Edinburgh to Somerset by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Edinburgh  •  3h 37m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS

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Bus  •  12h

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh Bus Station to Leeds Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Leeds City Centre, Kirkgate High Court to Cabot Circus 070
  3. Take the bus from Bristol Bond St to Bridgwater Huntworth Lane M5

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Train to Glasgow, fly  •  4h 33m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS

Train via Wolverhampton  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Wolverhampton
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bridgwater

Train  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bridgwater

Train #2  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Bridgwater

Drive  •  6h 52m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Somerset 404.2 miles

Edinburgh to Somerset by train

The train journey time between Edinburgh and Somerset is around 7h 29m and covers a distance of around 419 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 7m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, London Midland, CrossCountry and others, the Edinburgh to Somerset train service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Bridgwater. Typically 42 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

42 Weekly Trains
7h 29m Average Duration
£170 Cheapest Price
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Edinburgh → Somerset
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Somerset is to bus which costs £28 - £60 and takes 12h.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Somerset is to fly which costs £30 - £150 and takes 3h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Somerset. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh Bus Station and arriving at Bridgwater Huntworth Lane M5 via Leeds City Centre, Kirkgate High Court and Bristol Bond St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Somerset. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Bridgwater via Wolverhampton, Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 29m.

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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 via Wolverhampton which takes 7h 29m and costs £170 - £650.

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It takes approximately 3h 37m to get from Edinburgh to Somerset, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Somerset bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Edinburgh Bus Station.

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Edinburgh to Somerset train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Somerset is to fly which takes 3h 37m and costs £30 - £150. Alternatively, you can train via Wolverhampton, which costs £170 - £650 and takes 7h 29m, you could also bus, which costs £28 - £60 and takes 12h.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Somerset.
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  • Distance: 338.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 37m

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

easyJet and Aer Lingus fly from Edinburgh to Somerset 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Somerset via Wolverhampton, Birmingham New Street, and Bristol Temple Meads in around 7h 29m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £230
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£26 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£26 - £150
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£180 - £550
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 Queen Street
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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 Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £150
Train from Edinburgh to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£180 - £430
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£180 - £220
Anytime Day 1st Class
£300 - £430
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bridgwater
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£24 - £35
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bridgwater
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £29
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£23 - £29
Anytime Day 1st Class
£40 - £55
TransPennine Express Service
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Edinburgh Bus Station to Leeds Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £24
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Bristol Bond St to Bridgwater Huntworth Lane M5
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£7 - £13
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 Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Leeds City Centre, Kirkgate High Court to Cabot Circus
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cabot Circus to Bridgwater, Huntworth Lane M5
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach South West

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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 Megabus UK, arrive at Bridgwater Huntworth Lane M5 station.

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Edinburgh to Somerset train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at Bridgwater 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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Aer Lingus and easyJet offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Bristol Airport.

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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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