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There are 9 ways to get from Torquay to Edinburgh by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Exeter, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 1 min

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

$86 - $257

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Bus  •  16 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Paignton to Edinburgh National Express

$42 - $52

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Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 31 min

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

$102 - $289

Train to Exeter, fly to Glasgow, train  •  6 h 24 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 - $268

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow, train  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Newton Abbot to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$117 - $290

Train to Exeter, fly to Newcastle, train  •  6 h 24 min

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

$90 - $380

Train CrossCountry  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Newton Abbot to Edinburgh

$193 - $327

Train via Crewe  •  10 h 55 min

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

$271 - $440

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 £30 - £45 and takes 16 h 32 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 5 h 1 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 Paignton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 32 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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 11 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 11 min and costs £140 - £260.

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It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Torquay to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Torquay to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Paignton 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 11 min and costs £140 - £260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 16 h 32 min.

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Map of how to get from Torquay to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 381.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 1 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Torquay to Edinburgh every 3 hours. Tickets cost $190 - $290 and the journey takes 8 h. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Torquay to Edinburgh 3 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $50 and the journey takes 15 h 15 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Glasgow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $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 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $25
Train from Newton Abbot to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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 - $60
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
$15 - $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
$40 - $65
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Newton Abbot to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 3 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
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $220
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 Paignton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from Exeter Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Torquay to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Torquay to Edinburgh train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Torquay to Edinburgh is 463 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 50 min to drive from Torquay to Edinburgh.

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Aer Lingus and Flybe offer flights from Exeter Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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