There are 10 ways to get from Nottingham to Edinburgh by plane, train, bus or car

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

Fly East Midlands to Edinburgh  •  3 h 15 min

  1. EMA - EDI

$48 - $181

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. National Express

$24 - $30

8 alternative options

Fly East Midlands to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 9 min

  1. EMA - GLA

$63 - $202

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

  1. BHX - EDI

$94 - $289

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 49 min

  1. MAN - EDI

$67 - $240

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

  1. LTN - EDI

$64 - $206

Train via York  •  5 h 30 min

$71 - $228

Train  •  5 h 32 min

$121 - $198

Train TransPennine Express  •  5 h 56 min

$109 - $186

Drive  •  4 h 54 min

  1. 260.2 miles

$55 - $85

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

Flybe flies from Nottingham to Edinburgh 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nottingham to Edinburgh via Sheffield and York in around 5 h 30 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 East Midlands to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $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 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 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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
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
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
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$29 - $45
Train from Sheffield to York
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from York to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
Train from Sheffield to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Single
$110 - $170
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $180
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
Train from Nottingham to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$23 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$65 - $95
Train from Nottingham to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Single
$19 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Single
$27 - $40
Train from Sheffield to York
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Nottingham to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Nottingham to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Nottingham and Edinburgh is 359 km. The road distance is 416 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Nottingham to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 3 h 15 min and costs £35 - £140.

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 30 min.

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

It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Nottingham to Edinburgh, including transfers.