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

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Train CrossCountry  •  5 h 29 min

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

$114 - $187

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Bus  •  7 h 15 min

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

$23 - $29

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Train TransPennine Express  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh

$124 - $184

Drive  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Nottingham to Edinburgh 260.2 miles

$55 - $85

Fly East Midlands to Edinburgh  •  3 h 24 min

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

$48 - $182

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 27 min

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

$93 - $288

Fly East Midlands to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 48 min

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

$63 - $203

Train to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 31 min

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

$85 - $201

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 25 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 - $234

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 50 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

$108 - $289

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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 - £140 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 29 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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The best way to get from Nottingham to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 5 h 29 min and costs £85 - £150.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Nottingham to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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

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Nottingham to Edinburgh train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Nottingham station.

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The best way to get from Nottingham to Edinburgh is to train which takes 5 h 29 min and costs £85 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £23 and takes 7 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs £35 - £140 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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Map of how to get from Nottingham to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 224.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

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

You can take a train from Nottingham to Edinburgh via Sheffield in around 5 h 29 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Nottingham to Edinburgh once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
3 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 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 55 min
When
Monday
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
3 h 5 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 12 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
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 - $28
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Single
$18 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Single
$26 - $40
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $27
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Train from Nottingham to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $170
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
$28 - $45
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
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
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 20 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 Nottingham Station Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
nationalexpress.com

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

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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 260 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to drive from Nottingham to Edinburgh.

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Flybe offers flights from East Midlands Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 2252+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nottingham to East Midlands Airport is to bus which takes 38 min and costs £3 - £4.

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