Trains from Bristol to Edinburgh

Bristol to Edinburgh train information

Bristol Edinburgh train map

Train duration 6h49m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Bristol, England
Distance 312 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £97.20
Average train price £139.00

All trains from Bristol (South West England) to Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) are provided by Cross Country. The services on board can vary depending on the rail company.

There are 312 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Bristol to Edinburgh is approximately 6h49m. Taking the train is often the quickest option to get to Edinburgh from Bristol, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving your car or flying.

According to our data, the starting price to take the train in the next 180 days is £97.20. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Bristol to Edinburgh train tickets

from £97.20 MORE 6h19m
Other modes of transport available
from £16.80 MORE 12h55m
from €19.98 MORE 12h55m
from £24.99 MORE 10h31m

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The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Purchasing your train from Bristol to Edinburgh in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £82 when purchasing your train 7 days in advance which is 25% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Bristol to Edinburgh trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Temple Meads
£97.20 31/10/2021 09:15 Cross Country 21 days ago
Temple Meads
£123.60 31/10/2021 10:31 Cross Country 21 days ago
Temple Meads
£193.90 31/10/2021 09:15 Cross Country 21 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

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Discount Bristol - Edinburgh train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to pay less for your Bristol Edinburgh train ticket and make even more savings on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are 5 types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

The main benefit of using a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to be profitable.

You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the card to break-even. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you buy afterwards, you will save money.

As an example, train tickets from Bristol to Edinburgh cost on average £138.23 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £138.23 (£88/£138.23 = 0.64), it turns out that after only 1 one way journeys from Edinburgh to Bristol, the railcard will have paid for itself.

The price to purchase a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to get the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most train fares for one 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
Bristol to Edinburgh train £138.23 £92.16 £46.08 0.64

(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

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