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There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to West Midlands by train, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 54m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Wolverhampton

£122 - £377

Cheapest option

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham  •  3h 59m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX

£57 - £245

4 alternative options

Train, night bus  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
  2. Take the night bus from Manchester Airport to Wolverhampton Bus Station National Express

£82 - £121

Drive  •  4h 57m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to West Midlands 279.9 miles

£40 - £65

Train, train to Glasgow, fly to Birmingham  •  5h 19m

  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 Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX

£67 - £357

Fly Edinburgh to Bristol, train  •  5h 54m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street

£102 - £452

Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) flights

The flight time between Edinburgh (EDI) and Birmingham (BHX) is around 2h 36m and covers a distance of around 252 miles. The fastest flight normally takes 1h 15m. Services are operated by easyJet, Ryanair, Loganair and others. Typically 29 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
2h 36m
Fastest flight journey time:
1h 15m
Flight distance:
252 miles
Flights per week:
29
Cheapest price:
£27
Carbon emissions:
133 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
07:00
Last flight departs at:
17:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) flight schedules

Edinburgh → West Midlands
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to West Midlands is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to West Midlands is to train which costs £120 - £380 and takes 3h 54m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and West Midlands is 239 miles. The road distance is 279.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to West Midlands without a car is to train which takes 3h 54m and costs £120 - £380.

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It takes approximately 3h 54m to get from Edinburgh to West Midlands, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to West Midlands is to train which takes 3h 54m and costs £120 - £380. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £55 - £250 and takes 3h 59m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to West Midlands is 280 miles. It takes approximately 4h 57m to drive from Edinburgh to West Midlands.

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Ryanair, Loganair, Aer Lingus and easyJet offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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There are 280+ hotels available in West Midlands. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to West Midlands.
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  • Distance: 239.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 54m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and West Midlands, Staffordshire, England?

Avanti West Coast operates a train from Edinburgh to Wolverhampton every 4 hours. Tickets cost £100 - £360 and the journey takes 3h 44m. Alternatively, easyJet, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Edinburgh to West Midlands 4 times a day.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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 Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £220
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £220
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £220
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£27 - £120
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£30 - £130
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
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £340
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
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
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
Night bus from Manchester Airport to Wolverhampton Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
National Express

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