Trains from Bedford to Edinburgh

Bedford to Edinburgh train information

Bedford Edinburgh train map

Train duration 5h43m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Bedford, England
Distance 286 Miles
Train operators Thameslink
Lowest train price from £167.40
Average train price £168.00

Which train company can I use?

There are many rail companies across the country & Europe but the journey connecting Bedford in England to Edinburgh in Scotland are run by Thameslink.

How far is it by train?

Travelling by train is a quick and easy option to go to Edinburgh from Bedford. The average travel time from Bedford to Edinburgh is 5h43m to cover the 286 miles.

How much does it costs?

We found tickets from £167.40 to travel in the next month. Prices can vary depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Bedford to Edinburgh train tickets

from £167.40 MORE 6h40m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £37.10 MORE 9h55m

Bedford - Edinburgh prices calendar

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Bedford - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

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Overall, the earlier you purchase your ticket, the cheaper it gets but there can be some exceptions. We gathered the offers from the last six months in order to understand the best time to buy your train tickets Bedford to Edinburgh. The figures show that booking your train from Bedford to Edinburgh in advance is not always the best option.

We found trains at £60 when booking on the day you're travelling while you will have to pay a minimum of £81 if you book your ticket 1 month in advance. Thus, based on our data, the best time to get your ticket is on the day you're travelling as it is 26% cheaper than 1 month in advance.

Best prices for Bedford to Edinburgh trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Bedford and Edinburgh by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Edinburgh to Bedford and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Bedford
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£167.40 30/11/2019 07:19 Thameslink 27 days ago
Bedford
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£167.40 30/11/2019 08:53 27 days ago
Bedford
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£167.40 30/11/2019 09:23 27 days ago
Bedford
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£167.40 30/11/2019 13:05 Thameslink 27 days ago
Bedford
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£167.40 30/11/2019 12:23 27 days ago
Bedford
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£167.40 30/11/2019 14:23 27 days ago
Bedford
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£167.40 30/11/2019 07:55 27 days ago
Bedford
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£167.40 30/11/2019 08:23 27 days ago
Bedford
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£167.40 30/11/2019 15:23 27 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Bedford Edinburgh train

Discount Bedford - Edinburgh train tickets

The most efficient way to spend less on your Bedford Edinburgh train ticket may be to get a railcard. While regional railcards can be obtained in some areas, National railcards enable you to save money on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least 1 of the railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

  • When purchasing a railcard, you want to save money after several trips. But is it really worth it when taking the train from Bedford to Edinburgh? Check with your calculator, taking into account:

    A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

    B = average saving with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

    C = average price for a Bedford Edinburgh ticket (i.e.: £167.40)(1)

    Initially, divide A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be profitable. Now divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of trips needed throughout the duration of the railcard's validity to start saving money.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£167.40 = 0.53. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 1 trips from Bedford to Edinburgh (one way journey).

  • The cost to get a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to buy a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most rail fares for a complete year.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Bedford to Edinburgh train £167.40 £111.60 £55.80 0.53

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare