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

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Train  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Edinburgh

£59 - £319

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Bus  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Nottingham Station Street to Edinburgh National Express

£10 - £14

6 alternative options

Train, night train  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Worksop
  2. Take the night train from Doncaster to Edinburgh

£58 - £69

Drive  •  4h 49m

  1. Drive from Nottingham to Edinburgh 257.7 miles

£40 - £65

Fly East Midlands to Edinburgh  •  3h 19m

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI) EMA - EDI

£45 - £171

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI

£68 - £530

Fly East Midlands to Glasgow, train  •  4h 21m

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Glasgow (GLA) EMA - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

£72 - £268

Train to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Bedford
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Edinburgh (EDI) LTN - EDI

£68 - £393

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The cheapest way to get from Nottingham to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £10 - £14 and takes 7h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Nottingham to Edinburgh is to fly which costs £45 - £180 and takes 3h 19m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nottingham Station Street station and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nottingham to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Nottingham and arriving at Edinburgh via Leeds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 20m.

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The distance between Nottingham and Edinburgh is 224 miles. The road distance is 257.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Nottingham to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 5h 20m and costs £55 - £320.

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It takes approximately 5h 20m to get from Nottingham to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Nottingham to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Nottingham Station Street.

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Nottingham to Edinburgh train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Nottingham station.

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The best way to get from Nottingham to Edinburgh is to train which takes 5h 20m and costs £55 - £320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £14 and takes 7h 15m, you could also fly, which costs £45 - £180 and takes 3h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Nottingham to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 224.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 20m

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

You can take a train from Nottingham to Edinburgh via Leeds in around 5h 20m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Nottingham Station Street to Edinburgh once daily. Tickets cost £10 - £14 and the journey takes 7h 15m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £320
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £320
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £90
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £90
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £550
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £480
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£22 - £300
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £500
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£28 - £40
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£13 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£27 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£28 - £40
Anytime Single
£35 - £60
Train from Nottingham to Worksop
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Off-Peak Single
£11 - £18
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £17
Anytime Single
£16 - £23
Train from Nottingham to Bedford
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £40
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£13 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£27 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£28 - £40
Anytime Single
£35 - £55
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£100 - £270
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£100 - £130
Anytime Day 1st Class
£180 - £270
Train from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£90 - £130
TransPennine Express
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£30 - £240
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£100 - £150
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£170 - £240
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Doncaster to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£42 - £46
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Seat
£42 - £46
Sleeper Berth Club Solo
£190 - £220
Sleeper Berth Classic
£100 - £140
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£38 - £42
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Seat
£38 - £42
Sleeper Berth Club Solo
£170 - £200
Sleeper Berth Classic
£55 - £75
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
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
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 Nottingham Station Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from East Midlands Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Nottingham to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nottingham to Edinburgh is 258 miles. It takes approximately 4h 49m to drive from Nottingham to Edinburgh.

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Loganair offers flights from East Midlands Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 2303+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Nottingham to East Midlands Airport is to bus which takes 32 min and costs £4 - £5.

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