There are 8 ways to get from Torquay to Edinburgh by train, plane, bus or car

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 to Exeter, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Torquay to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Edinburgh (EDI) EXT - EDI

$87 - $258

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Bus  •  15 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Torquay, Pavilion to Exeter City Centre, Bus Station 46
  2. Take the bus from Exeter to Edinburgh National Express

$51 - $61

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Train to Exeter, fly to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Torquay to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Glasgow (GLA) EXT - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$96 - $269

Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Newton Abbot to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI

$104 - $291

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  9 h 8 min

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

$253 - $437

Train  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Newton Abbot to Edinburgh

$194 - $294

Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  11 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Torquay to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh

$232 - $377

Drive  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Torquay to Edinburgh 462.8 miles

$95 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Torquay to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £35 - £50 and takes 15 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Torquay to Edinburgh is to train and fly which costs £65 - £200 and takes 4 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Torquay to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Torquay, Pavilion and arriving at Edinburgh via Exeter. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Torquay to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Torquay and arriving at Edinburgh via Newton Abbot and Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 8 min.

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The distance between Torquay and Edinburgh is 382 miles. The road distance is 462.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Torquay to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 9 h 8 min and costs £190 - £340.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Torquay to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Torquay to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, depart from Torquay, Pavilion station.

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Torquay to Edinburgh train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Newton Abbot station.

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The best way to get from Torquay to Edinburgh is to train which takes 9 h 8 min and costs £190 - £340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £50 and takes 15 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Torquay to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 381.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Torquay to Edinburgh via Newton Abbot and Birmingham New Street in around 9 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Torquay to Edinburgh via Exeter City Centre, Bus Station and Exeter in around 15 h 47 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Glasgow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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 Exeter to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Torquay to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $26
Train from Newton Abbot to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$28 - $45
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $95
Train from Torquay to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Torquay to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Train from Newton Abbot to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $65
Train from Newton Abbot to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Single
$80 - $130
Off-Peak Single
$80 - $120
Train from Newton Abbot to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$190 - $290
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$110 - $170
Anytime Single
$190 - $290
Off-Peak Single
$220 - $330
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $160
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
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Torquay, Pavilion to Exeter City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Exeter to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
nationalexpress.com

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