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

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Train  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh

£137 - £450

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Bus  •  9h 10m

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

£13 - £17

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Train via Preston  •  6h 51m

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

£97 - £400

Train via Liverpool  •  8h 41m

  1. Take the train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level
  2. Take the train from Smethwick Galton Bridge to Liverpool Lime Street
  3. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Edinburgh

£124 - £177

Drive  •  5h 32m

  1. Drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh 322 miles

£55 - £85

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 27m

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

£40 - £386

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, train  •  5h 29m

  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

£57 - £343

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Edinburgh  •  5h 32m

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

£95 - £274

Train, train to East Midlands, fly to Edinburgh  •  6h

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

£96 - £290

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh  •  6h 8m

  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

£90 - £313

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Leamington Spa
  2. Take the train from Leamington Spa to London Marylebone
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Edinburgh (EDI) LTN - EDI

£89 - £357

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £13 - £17 and takes 9h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh is to train and fly which costs £40 - £390 and takes 4h 27m.

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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 9h 10m.

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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 Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 40m.

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The distance between Stratford-upon-Avon and Edinburgh is 268 miles. The road distance is 322 miles.

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The best way to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 6h 40m and costs £130 - £450.

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It takes approximately 6h 40m 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 CrossCountry, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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The best way to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh is to train which takes 6h 40m and costs £130 - £450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £17 and takes 9h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 268.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 40m

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh hourly. Tickets cost £140 - £360 and the journey takes 5h 4m. Avanti West Coast also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh once daily. Tickets cost £13 - £17 and the journey takes 9h 10m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £260
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £260
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £350
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£35 - £350
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £180
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £600
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £490
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £240
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£180 - £750
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £600
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £490
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£180 - £750
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £410
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£140 - £360
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£140 - £180
Anytime Day 1st Class
£250 - £360
Train from Birmingham New Street to Long Eaton
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£85 - £120
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £160
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£130 - £440
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£130 - £170
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£330 - £440
Train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Preston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£23 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £85
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£90 - £130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£35 - £50
Off-Peak Day Single
£55 - £85
Anytime Day Single
£90 - £130
London Northwestern Railway
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
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £13
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £13
Train from Smethwick Galton Bridge to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£25 - £35
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£14 - £21
Anytime Day Single
£25 - £35
Train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham Moor Street
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
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
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Leamington Spa to London Marylebone
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £60
Train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Leamington Spa
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
£3 - £6
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
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
9h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
National Express

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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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Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh is 322 miles. It takes approximately 5h 32m to drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh.

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