There are 11 ways to get from Nottingham 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.

Recommended option

Train via York  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to York
  3. Take the train from York to Edinburgh

$68 - $217

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 15 min

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

$22 - $29

9 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 33 min

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

$110 - $189

Train, bus  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Meadowhall
  2. Take the bus from Meadowhall Interchange to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2) M20

$45 - $76

Drive  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Nottingham to Edinburgh 260.2 miles

$55 - $85

Fly East Midlands to Edinburgh  •  3 h 22 min

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

$48 - $182

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 24 min

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

$92 - $286

Fly East Midlands to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 16 min

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

$62 - $202

Train to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 24 min

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

$63 - $202

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI

$79 - $233

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$106 - $286

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nottingham to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £17 - £23 and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nottingham to Edinburgh is to fly which costs £35 - £150 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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The distance between Nottingham and Edinburgh is 224 miles. The road distance is 260.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Nottingham to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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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 7 h 15 min.

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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 Sheffield and York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nottingham to Edinburgh is 260 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to drive from Nottingham to Edinburgh.

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Map of how to get from Nottingham to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 224.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

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

You can take a train from Nottingham to Edinburgh via Sheffield and York in around 5 h 25 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Nottingham to Edinburgh once daily. Tickets cost $22 - $29 and the journey takes 7 h 15 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
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
2 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
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 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
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 London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
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
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Single
$18 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Single
$26 - $40
Train from Sheffield to York
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Train from Nottingham to Chesterfield
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $9
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Single
$18 - $26
Train from Nottingham to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $90
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Chesterfield
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Meadowhall
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to York
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Train from York to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
Off-Peak Single
$85 - $130
Train from Chesterfield to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Single
$100 - $170
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $170
Train from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $40
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
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $29
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Meadowhall Interchange to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2)
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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