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There are 10 ways to get from West Midlands to Edinburgh by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from Wolverhampton to Edinburgh

£123 - £204

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 17m

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

£37 - £57

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Train via Darlington  •  5h 34m

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

£73 - £173

Train #2  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh

£100 - £240

Drive  •  4h 54m

  1. Drive from West Midlands to Edinburgh 284.3 miles

£45 - £70

Fly Birmingham to Edinburgh  •  3h 28m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI

£42 - £152

Fly Birmingham to Glasgow, train  •  4h 8m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

£52 - £189

Train to East Midlands, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 59m

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

£65 - £184

Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh  •  5h 4m

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

£73 - £173

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Smethwick Galton Bridge to Crewe
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI

£57 - £168

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from West Midlands to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £35 - £60 and takes 9h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from West Midlands to Edinburgh is to fly which costs £40 - £160 and takes 3h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from West Midlands to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Smethwick, Blue Gates and arriving at Edinburgh via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 17m.

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No, there is no direct train from West Midlands to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Smethwick Rolfe Street and arriving at Edinburgh via Wolverhampton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 2m.

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The distance between West Midlands and Edinburgh is 245 miles. The road distance is 284.3 miles.

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The best way to get from West Midlands to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 5h 2m and costs £120 - £210.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from West Midlands to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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West Midlands to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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West Midlands to Edinburgh train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Wolverhampton station.

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The best way to get from West Midlands to Edinburgh is to train which takes 5h 2m and costs £120 - £210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £60 and takes 9h 17m, you could also fly, which costs £40 - £160 and takes 3h 28m.

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Map of how to get from West Midlands to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 245 miles
  • Duration: 5h 2m

What companies run services between West Midlands, Sandwell, England and Edinburgh, Scotland?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from West Midlands to Edinburgh every 4 hours. Tickets cost £120 - £200 and the journey takes 3h 44m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from West Midlands to Edinburgh 3 times a day. Tickets cost £35 - £55 and the journey takes 7h 35m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £230
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £230
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £220
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £220
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £230
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £240
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £180
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£70 - £210
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £190
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £200
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £700
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £650
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Wolverhampton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£120 - £200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£75 - £120
Anytime Day Single
£120 - £200
Train from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£150 - £240
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£95 - £140
Anytime Day Single
£150 - £240
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Darlington
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Single
£55 - £90
Off-Peak Single
£55 - £85
Train from Darlington to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Single
£55 - £85
Off-Peak Single
£50 - £80
Train from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£100 - £160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£60 - £90
Anytime Single
£100 - £160
Off-Peak Single
£110 - £170
Train from Birmingham New Street to Long Eaton
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£29 - £45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£20 - £30
Anytime Single
£29 - £45
Off-Peak Single
£19 - £29
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£26 - £40
Anytime Single
£35 - £60
Off-Peak Single
£30 - £50
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£45 - £70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£20 - £28
Off-Peak Day Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £70
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
46m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £14
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£38 - £42
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Seat
£38 - £42
Sleeper Berth Club Solo
£170 - £200
Sleeper Berth Classic
£55 - £75
West Midlands
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
7h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £55
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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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West Midlands to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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West Midlands to Edinburgh train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between West Midlands to Edinburgh is 284 miles. It takes approximately 4h 54m to drive from West Midlands to Edinburgh.

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Aer Lingus, easyJet, Ryanair and Flybe offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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The best way to get from West Midlands to Birmingham Airport is to train which takes 27m and costs £3 - £7.

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