There are 11 ways to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh

$183 - $286

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh National Express

$29 - $40

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Train CrossCountry  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Leamington Spa to Haymarket

$145 - $215

Train, night train  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level
  2. Take the train from Smethwick Galton Bridge to Crewe
  3. Take the night train from Crewe to Edinburgh

$65 - $98

Drive  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh 321.7 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham Moor Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI

$65 - $243

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham Moor Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$79 - $244

Train, train to East Midlands, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 17 min

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

$95 - $252

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham Moor Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI

$105 - $275

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Leamington Spa to London Marylebone
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Edinburgh (EDI) LHR - EDI

$132 - $335

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham Moor Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI

$114 - $255

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £22 - £28 and takes 9 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh is to train and fly which costs £45 - £190 and takes 4 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stratford-upon-Avon and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Stratford-upon-Avon and arriving at Edinburgh via Smethwick Galton Bridge and Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 56 min.

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The distance between Stratford-upon-Avon and Edinburgh is 268 miles. The road distance is 321.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 5 h 58 min and costs £140 - £220.

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It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Stratford-upon-Avon station.

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Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh train services, operated by West Midlands, depart from Stratford-upon-Avon station.

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The best way to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh is to train which takes 5 h 58 min and costs £140 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £28 and takes 9 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 268.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

What companies run services between Stratford-upon-Avon, England and Edinburgh, Scotland?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh every 4 hours. Tickets cost $170 - $270 and the journey takes 4 h 4 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh once daily. Tickets cost $29 - $40 and the journey takes 9 h 10 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
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 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 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
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 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 London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.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
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
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 Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
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
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
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leamington Spa to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $130
Anytime Single
$140 - $210
Off-Peak Single
$150 - $230
Train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $16
Train from Smethwick Galton Bridge to Crewe
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $27
Train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham Moor Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $14
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
$195
Sleeper Seat
$35 - $55
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
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Leamington Spa to London Marylebone
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
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 Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com

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