Cheltenham to Edinburgh by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:37
  • Last train
    17:12
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 45m

Travelling from Cheltenham to Edinburgh by train

The fastest trains from Cheltenham to Edinburgh take around 5 hours and 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 457 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cheltenham and Edinburgh.

Direct trains run between Cheltenham and Edinburgh.

We usually find around 17 direct trains on the route from Cheltenham to Edinburgh every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 20 departures. The duration is normally about 5 hours and 45 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Cheltenham around 06:37 and the last train is around 17:11. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cheltenham around 06:38, and the last at 17:12.

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

When to book Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham to Edinburgh by train.

Which trains operate between Cheltenham and Edinburgh?

CrossCountry is the rail operator that operates on the route from Cheltenham to Edinburgh.

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

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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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