How to travel by train from Edinburgh to Bristol

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Edinburgh to Bristol by train

CrossCountry operates the only direct trains between Edinburgh and Bristol.
Though they do take a somewhat indirect route as they travel along the East Coast via Newcastle.
However, when looking up this journey it's worth paying close attention to the connecting times between trains on the alternative indirect journey options.
The transfer time between trains, particularly at Birmingham New Street, can be less than 10 minutes, so making these connections cannot be guaranteed.

Routes you can take to go from Edinburgh to Bristol

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Travel Time (approx)

6hr 22min - 6hr 27min



Travel Info

9 x trains per day
The usual timetable pre-pandemic was 1 x train per hour.

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