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There are 10 ways to get from Rugby to Edinburgh by train, night bus, 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 via Crewe

  1. Take the train from Rugby to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Edinburgh

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Night bus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station Priory Street to Leeds Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Leeds Bus Station to Edinburgh Bus Station

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Train

  1. Take the train from Rugby to Tamworth
  2. Take the train from Tamworth High Level to Edinburgh

Drive

  1. Drive from Rugby to Edinburgh

Fly Birmingham to Edinburgh

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI)

Train to London City, fly to Edinburgh

  1. Take the train from Rugby to London Euston
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI)

Fly Birmingham to Glasgow, train

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

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Edinburgh

  1. Take the train from Rugby to London Euston
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Edinburgh (EDI)

Train to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh

  1. Take the train from Rugby to Milton Keynes Central
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Edinburgh (EDI)

Train, subway to London Stansted, fly to Edinburgh

  1. Take the train from Rugby to London Euston
  2. Take the subway from Euston station to Tottenham Hale station
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI)

Rugby to Edinburgh by train

46 Weekly Trains
5h 32m Average Duration
£118 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Rugby to Edinburgh is to night bus and bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 9h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Rugby to Edinburgh is to fly which costs £30 - £150 and takes 3h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rugby to Edinburgh station. However, there are services departing from Rugby, Northcote Road and arriving at Edinburgh Bus Station via Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station Priory Street and Leeds Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rugby to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Rugby and arriving at Edinburgh via Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 32m.

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The distance between Rugby and Edinburgh is 261 miles. The road distance is 317.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Rugby to Edinburgh without a car is to train via Crewe which takes 5h 32m and costs £110 - £410.

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It takes approximately 5h 32m to get from Rugby to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Rugby to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station Priory Street.

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Rugby to Edinburgh train services, operated by London Midland, depart from Rugby station.

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The best way to get from Rugby to Edinburgh is to train via Crewe which takes 5h 32m and costs £110 - £410. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £30 - £150 and takes 3h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Rugby to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 261 miles
  • Duration: 5h 32m

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

You can take a train from Rugby to Edinburgh via Crewe in around 5h 32m. Alternatively, easyJet and Aer Lingus fly from Rugby to Edinburgh 4 times a day.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£28 - £150
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£28 - £150
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£25 - £120
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£25 - £120
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £230
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£30 - £230
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £240
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £240
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £420
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £420
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £480
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£150 - £380
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £430
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£130 - £600
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£50 - £430
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £420
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £420
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£150 - £380
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£130 - £600
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£50 - £430
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£24 - £210
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh via Cork
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£24 - £230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £850
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Derry
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£130 - £600
Train operators
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Rugby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £32
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single
£28 - £32
Train from Rugby to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £13
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £13
Train from Rugby to London Euston
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£31 - £35
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£7 - £10
Anytime Day Single
£31 - £35
Train from Rugby to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £15
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Rugby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £100
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£28 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £100
Train from Crewe to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£90 - £310
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£90 - £120
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£230 - £310
Train from Rugby to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£10 - £40
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£29 - £40
Train from Rugby to London Euston
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £110
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£80 - £110
Train from Rugby to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£12 - £50
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £16
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £50
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Euston station to Tottenham Hale station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station Priory Street to Leeds Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£11 - £18
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Leeds Bus Station to Edinburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £24
Website
Megabus UK
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 Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Leeds to Edinburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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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Rugby to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Edinburgh Bus Station.

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Rugby to Edinburgh train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rugby to Edinburgh is 318 miles. It takes approximately 5h 27m to drive from Rugby to Edinburgh.

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Aer Lingus and easyJet offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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