There are 10 ways to get from Hay-on-Wye to Edinburgh by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  7 h 18 min

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

$179 - $284

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Bus  •  15 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Ross-on-Wye to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Edinburgh National Express

$50 - $62

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Train TransPennine Express  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Hereford to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh

$166 - $249

Drive  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Hay-on-Wye to Edinburgh 337.1 miles

$70 - $110

Bus, train to Cardiff, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle to Hereford, Merton Hotel (Country Bus Station)
  2. Take the train from Hereford to Cardiff Central
  3. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Edinburgh (EDI) CWL - EDI

$87 - $237

Bus, train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle to Hereford, Merton Hotel (Country Bus Station)
  2. Take the train from Hereford to Birmingham New Street
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI

$83 - $271

Bus, train, train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle to Hereford, Merton Hotel (Country Bus Station)
  2. Take the train from Hereford to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
  4. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI

$92 - $246

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh  •  7 h 20 min

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

$94 - $254

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Hereford to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$107 - $247

Train, train to East Midlands, fly to Edinburgh  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Hereford to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Long Eaton
  3. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI) EMA - EDI

$112 - $284

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Hay-on-Wye to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle and arriving at Edinburgh via Hereford, Railway Station (Railway Station entrance), Ross-on-Wye and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 6 min.

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The distance between Hay-on-Wye and Edinburgh is 269 miles. The road distance is 337.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Hay-on-Wye to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 7 h 18 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 18 min to get from Hay-on-Wye to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Hay-on-Wye to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Ross-on-Wye station.

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The best way to get from Hay-on-Wye to Edinburgh is to train which takes 7 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 6 min.

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The quickest flight from Cardiff Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Hay-on-Wye to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hay-on-Wye to Edinburgh is 337 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to drive from Hay-on-Wye to Edinburgh.

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Flybe offers flights from Cardiff Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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Map of how to get from Hay-on-Wye to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 269.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 18 min

What companies run services between Hay-on-Wye, Wales and Edinburgh, Scotland?

You can take a train from Hay-on-Wye to Edinburgh via Hereford, Merton Hotel (Country Bus Station), Hereford, and Crewe in around 7 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hay-on-Wye to Edinburgh via Hereford, Merton Hotel (Country Bus Station), Hereford, Railway Station (Railway Station entrance), Ross-on-Wye, Cantilupe Road (Opp Stagecoach Ofice), Ross-on-Wye, and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 15 h 6 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Hereford to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Hereford to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Hereford to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $28
First Anytime Day Single
$28 - $45
Train from Hereford to Wilmslow
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$90 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $220
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Train from Birmingham New Street to Long Eaton
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
32 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
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 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 Ross-on-Wye to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South Wales
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle to Hereford, Merton Hotel (Country Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle to Hereford, Merton Hotel (Country Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Yeomans Travel
Bus from Hay-on-Wye, Hay Castle to Hereford, Merton Hotel (Country Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Website
yeomanscoachholidays.com

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