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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.

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5h 45m

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

$156 - $337

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Bus  •  10h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Edinburgh National Express

$30 - $45

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Train TransPennine Express  •  6h 45m

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

$157 - $236

Train  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Edinburgh

$150 - $230

Drive  •  6h 12m

  1. Drive from Oxford to Edinburgh 362.1 miles

$75 - $120

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  3h 57m

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

$92 - $251

Train to London City, fly  •  4h 31m

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

$109 - $284

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  4h 15m

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

$109 - $308

Train, subway to London Stansted, fly  •  5h 7m

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

$85 - $207

Train, bus to London Luton, fly  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Marylebone
  2. Take the bus from Baker Street Station to Luton Airport, Express Holiday Inn
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Edinburgh (EDI) LTN - EDI

$92 - $209

Train to Bristol, fly  •  4h 57m

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

$90 - $232

Train to East Midlands, fly  •  5h 24m

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

$103 - $264

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

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to Edinburgh is to train and fly which costs £70 - £200 and takes 3h 57m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Oxford and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 50m.

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The distance between Oxford and Edinburgh is 302 miles. The road distance is 362.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 5h 45m and costs £110 - £260.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Oxford to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Oxford to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green.

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Oxford to Edinburgh train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Oxford station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Edinburgh is to train which takes 5h 45m and costs £110 - £260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £35 and takes 10h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 302.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 45m

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 5h 45m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Oxford to Edinburgh twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 10h 20m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from London City to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
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
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $190
Train from Oxford to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $100
Train from Oxford to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$90 - $140
Anytime Single
$150 - $230
Off-Peak Single
$170 - $250
Train from Oxford to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $45
Train from Oxford to Derby
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
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
3h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Oxford to London Marylebone
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
Train from Didcot Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $35
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
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 Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
National Express
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Baker Street Station to Luton Airport, Express Holiday Inn
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Oxford to Edinburgh train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oxford to Edinburgh is 362 miles. It takes approximately 6h 12m to drive from Oxford to Edinburgh.

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easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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