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Trains from Bristol to Edinburgh

Running 11 times a day with CrossCountry*

*Based on scheduled timetable

Travel from Bristol to Edinburgh with CrossCountry and take advantage of great savings on Advance tickets even on the day of travel, up until 15 minutes before departure.

The journey from Bristol to Edinburgh takes you through England to Scotland and is an absolute pleasure to travel by train. The first part of your journey takes you through the English countryside with views of the beautiful Cotswolds. During the latter part of your journey, you can enjoy picturesque coastal views, giving you plenty to look at out of your window.

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CrossCountry Trains from Bristol to Edinburgh (Waverley)

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Travelling to Edinburgh

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Travelling from Bristol to Edinburgh

Explore Edinburgh with CrossCountry. Edinburgh is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK and it is not hard to see why. Whether you prefer visiting museums, attending festivals or exploring the World Heritage Sites of the Old and New town areas, this city has something for everyone. Our trains take you right into the heart of the city, so why not?

Are there direct trains from Bristol to Edinburgh?

Yes, direct trains are available on the CrossCountry network from Bristol to Edinburgh.

What amenities are available onboard trains from Bristol to Edinburgh?

You’ll travel from Bristol to Edinburgh in comfort with CrossCountry. All our trains come with a variety of seating options, with many including tables, electric points and luggage storage. An at-seat service offering a variety of drinks and light refreshments is available onboard. Looking for even more comfort? Book a ticket in our First Class coach.

Does Edinburgh Waverly Station have step-free access?

Yes, Edinburgh Waverly Station has step-free access throughout the station. There are also accessible ticket machines, toilets and disabled parking spaces available for those who require them.  

How far is the city centre?

Edinburgh Waverly Station is conveniently located right in the city centre and is just a short walk from Edinburgh Old Town.

Does the station have family areas?

Yes, Edinburgh Waverly Station has baby changing facilities and waiting rooms that are available to families.

More questions?

For further information about Edinburgh Waverly Station, check out our station guide.

Once you have arrived in Edinburgh

Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Edinburgh

Edinburgh has trams and buses that run regular services around the city, connecting the station with surrounding areas. There are also taxi ranks nearby the station for those wishing to travel more directly.

Shopping in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh shopping scene caters to all styles, tastes and budgets. You can choose between high street stores, luxury brands and beautiful boutiques. Explore Princes Street, which boasts magnificent views of the ancient castle and is home to destination and flagship stores such as Zara, Primark and Debenhams. Around the corner is George Street, home to many more upmarket retailers and some striking Georgian architecture. If you’re hunting for a bargain, then visit Stockbridge for a great selection of charity shops. Grassmarket is a vintage market that houses some of the top vintage shops in town. All of Edinburgh’s shopping areas have plenty of restaurants and bars to rest and grab a bit to eat in.

Culture in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival that happens in August each year is internationally renowned for being a great platform for artists, dancers, actors and comedians to showcase their talents. The city has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts a multitude of museums, art galleries, theatres and historic buildings. Outdoor enthusiasts can climb the extinct volcano called Arthur’s Seat. For Harry Potter fans, the city is packed with Harry-Potter-themed shops, tours and bars. Whether you choose to shop, take a night-time walk through the wynds or grab a drink in a delightful whiskey pub, Edinburgh never fails to enthral.

Spending time in Edinburgh?

Whether you’re looking to have a fun day out or are planning a longer stay, our Edinburgh Guide can help you plan the perfect trip.


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