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There are 9 ways to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh

£119 - £391

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Bus  •  11h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Edinburgh National Express

£18 - £23

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Train via Manchester  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the train from Leamington Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh

£124 - £275

Drive  •  5h 33m

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

£45 - £75

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 1m

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

£34 - £188

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, train  •  5h 11m

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

£55 - £265

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Edinburgh  •  5h 54m

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

£84 - £244

Train, subway to London City, fly to Edinburgh  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Leamington Spa
  2. Take the train from Leamington Spa to London Marylebone
  3. Take the subway from Baker Street station to Canning Town station
  4. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) LCY - EDI

£96 - £545

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh  •  6h 33m

  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

£86 - £384

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The cheapest way to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £17 - £23 and takes 11h 38m.

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The fastest way to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh is to train and fly which takes 4h 1m and costs £30 - £190.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxfam and arriving at Edinburgh via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 38m.

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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 6m.

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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 6m and costs £110 - £400.

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It takes approximately 6h 6m 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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, 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 6m and costs £110 - £400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £23 and takes 11h 38m.

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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 6m

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

Avanti West Coast operates a train from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh every 4 hours. Tickets cost £110 - £380 and the journey takes 4h 6m. CrossCountry also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Edinburgh once daily. Tickets cost £13 - £17 and the journey takes 9h 25m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £200
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £200
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £260
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£55 - £260
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £140
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £180
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £210
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£120 - £420
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £180
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 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£120 - £320
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£120 - £160
Anytime Day 1st Class
£220 - £320
Train from Leamington Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£55 - £70
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £170
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £150
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 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £100
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£25 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £100
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Solihull
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£4 - £6
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £9
Train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham Moor Street
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £11
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £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 30 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 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
Chiltern Railways
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £60
Train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Leamington Spa
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Chiltern Railways
Advance Single
£3 - £6
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
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 Baker Street station to Canning Town station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
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 Avanti West Coast, 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 33m to drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh.

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easyJet offers flights from Birmingham Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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