Chelmsford to Edinburgh by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:11
  • Last train
    00:22
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 36m

Travelling from Chelmsford to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Chelmsford to Edinburgh take around 5 hours and 36 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 527 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chelmsford and Edinburgh.

Are there direct trains from Chelmsford to Edinburgh?

Journeys between Chelmsford and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 23 departures on the route from Chelmsford to Edinburgh every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 40 departures.

How long is the train journey from Chelmsford to Edinburgh?

The Chelmsford to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 36 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Chelmsford to Edinburgh train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Chelmsford around 05:11 and the last train is around 00:22. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chelmsford around 05:11, and the last at 23:58.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Chelmsford to Edinburgh train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Chelmsford to Edinburgh by train.

Which train companies operate between Chelmsford and Edinburgh?

More than one train company operates on the route from Chelmsford to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • East Coast
  • Greater Anglia
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Find journey information for Edinburgh to Chelmsford

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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