Edinburgh to Elgin by train

  • First train
    05:30
  • Last train
    23:19
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 56m
  • Distance
    188 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    29
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 44m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Elgin by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Elgin take around 3 hours and 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 188 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Elgin.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Elgin?

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

We usually find around 31 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Elgin every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 26 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Elgin?

The Edinburgh to Elgin train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Edinburgh to Elgin train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Elgin is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:30 and the last train is around 23:19. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 05:30, and the last at 22:36.

When to book Edinburgh to Elgin 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 Edinburgh to Elgin by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Elgin?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • ScotRail

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

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Child and youth passengers

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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.

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