There are 11 ways to get from Stoke-on-Trent to Edinburgh by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Crewe to Edinburgh

$145 - $240

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Bus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent to Edinburgh National Express

$25 - $35

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Train TransPennine Express  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh

$116 - $182

Night train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the night train from Crewe to Edinburgh

$42 - $62

Drive  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Stoke-on-Trent to Edinburgh 246.3 miles

$50 - $80

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI

$74 - $236

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 3 min

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

$83 - $246

Train to East Midlands, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 14 min

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

$57 - $205

Train to Manchester, fly to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$98 - $357

Train to East Midlands, fly to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 10 min

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

$71 - $226

Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Stoke-on-Trent to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI

$117 - $257

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stoke-on-Trent to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £19 - £25 and takes 7 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stoke-on-Trent to Edinburgh is to train and fly which costs £55 - £180 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stoke-on-Trent to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Stoke-on-Trent and arriving at Edinburgh via Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 31 min.

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The distance between Stoke-on-Trent and Edinburgh is 209 miles. The road distance is 246.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Stoke-on-Trent to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 4 h 31 min and costs £110 - £190.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Stoke-on-Trent to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Stoke-on-Trent to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent station.

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Stoke-on-Trent to Edinburgh train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Crewe station.

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The best way to get from Stoke-on-Trent to Edinburgh is to train which takes 4 h 31 min and costs £110 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £25 and takes 7 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Stoke-on-Trent to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 208.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

What companies run services between Stoke-on-Trent, England and Edinburgh, Scotland?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Stoke-on-Trent to Edinburgh every 4 hours. Tickets cost $140 - $220 and the journey takes 3 h 9 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Stoke-on-Trent to Edinburgh once daily. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 7 h 55 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
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 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
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
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
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
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
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 Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
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 Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $220
Train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Train from Stoke-on-Trent to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Stoke-on-Trent to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 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 Stoke-on-Trent to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
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
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Crewe to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$196
Sleeper Seat
$35 - $55
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Stoke-on-Trent to Derby
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Single
$23 - $35
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
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $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 Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Stoke-on-Trent to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Stoke-on-Trent to Edinburgh train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stoke-on-Trent to Edinburgh is 246 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to drive from Stoke-on-Trent to Edinburgh.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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