There are 12 ways to get from Oxford to Edinburgh by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh

$217 - $340

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford to Edinburgh National Express

$30 - $45

10 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Edinburgh

$150 - $240

Train TransPennine Express  •  6 h 51 min

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

$164 - $240

Drive  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Edinburgh 362.1 miles

$75 - $120

Train to London City, fly  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Marylebone
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) LCY - EDI

$111 - $285

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI

$93 - $253

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Edinburgh (EDI) LHR - EDI

$111 - $310

Train, Tube to London Stansted, fly  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Liverpool Street Underground Station
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI

$87 - $210

Train to Bristol, fly  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Didcot Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI

$93 - $235

Train, train to London Luton, fly  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Marylebone
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Edinburgh (EDI) LTN - EDI

$98 - $253

Train, train to East Midlands, fly  •  5 h 40 min

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

$129 - $307

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Edinburgh via Birmingham New Street in around 6 h 12 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Oxford to Edinburgh twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 10 h 20 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from London City to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
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 London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
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 Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
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
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
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
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Oxford to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Oxford to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$90 - $140
Anytime Single
$150 - $240
Off-Peak Single
$170 - $260
Train from Oxford to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Oxford to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Derby
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Virgin West Coast Trains
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
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Oxford to London Marylebone
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $35
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
Train from Didcot Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $35
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Liverpool Street Underground Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Oxford and Edinburgh is 484 km. The road distance is 579 km.

The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £25 - £35 and takes 10 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Oxford to Edinburgh is to train and fly which takes 3 h 54 min and costs £65 - £190.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Oxford and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Oxford and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 20 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to get from Oxford to Edinburgh, including transfers.