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There are 9 ways to get from Exeter to Edinburgh by plane, train or car

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Fly Exeter to Edinburgh  •  3h 25m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Edinburgh (EDI) EXT - EDI

£68 - £309

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Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI

£55 - £262

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Fly Exeter to Glasgow, train  •  4h 59m

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

£86 - £306

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Edinburgh  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Salisbury
  2. Take the train from Salisbury to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Edinburgh (EDI) SOU - EDI

£127 - £357

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow, train  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

£75 - £319

Train  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Edinburgh

£210 - £490

Train via Preston  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
  3. Take the train from Preston to Edinburgh

£168 - £601

Train via Manchester  •  10h 59m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh

£182 - £260

Drive  •  7h 27m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Edinburgh 441.4 miles

£65 - £100

Exeter to Edinburgh by train

The train journey time between Exeter and Edinburgh is around 7h 39m and covers a distance of around 510 miles. The fastest train normally takes 7h 32m. Operated by CrossCountry, the Exeter to Edinburgh train service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Edinburgh. Typically 34 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 39m
Fastest train time:
7h 32m
Train distance:
510 miles
Trains per week:
34
Cheapest price:
£210
Carbon emissions:
43 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:27
Last train departs at:
15:27

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Edinburgh train schedules

Exeter → Edinburgh
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £65 - £100 and takes 7h 27m.

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The fastest way to get from Exeter to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 3h 25m and costs £65 - £310.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 42m.

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The distance between Exeter and Edinburgh is 364 miles. The road distance is 441.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 7h 42m and costs £210 - £490.

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It takes approximately 3h 25m to get from Exeter to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Exeter to Edinburgh train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 3h 25m and costs £65 - £310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £210 - £490 and takes 7h 42m.

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The quickest flight from Exeter Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Exeter to Edinburgh train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 363.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 25m

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

Loganair flies from Exeter to Edinburgh once daily. Alternatively, CrossCountry operates a train from Exeter St Davids to Edinburgh 4 times a day. Tickets cost £210 - £490 and the journey takes 7h 42m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £180
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£45 - £180
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £450
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh via Norwich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £450
Flights from Exeter to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £460
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£24 - £120
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Exeter St Davids to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£210 - £490
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£210 - £250
Anytime Day 1st Class
£350 - £490
Train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£75 - £220
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£75 - £95
Anytime Day 1st Class
£150 - £220
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£28 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £65
Train from Salisbury to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£12 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£21 - £28
Train from Exeter St Davids to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £95
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
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
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Exeter Central to Salisbury
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £80
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£65 - £80
Train from Salisbury to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £26
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£12 - £17
Anytime Day 1st Class
£21 - £26
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Preston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £90
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £100
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£25 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £100

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Edinburgh is 441 miles. It takes approximately 7h 27m to drive from Exeter to Edinburgh.

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Loganair offers flights from Exeter Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Exeter Airport is to line 56 bus which takes 25 min and costs £2 - £3.

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