Edinburgh to Gatwick Airport by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    19:36
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 14m

Travelling from Edinburgh to Gatwick Airport by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Gatwick Airport take around 5 hours and 14 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 570 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Gatwick Airport.

Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Gatwick Airport?

Journeys between Edinburgh and Gatwick Airport usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Gatwick Airport 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 33 departures.

How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Gatwick Airport?

The Edinburgh to Gatwick Airport train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 14 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Edinburgh to Gatwick Airport train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Gatwick Airport is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 19:36. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 05:48, and the last at 19:00.

When to book Edinburgh to Gatwick Airport 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 Gatwick Airport by train.

Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Gatwick Airport?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • Gatwick Express
  • Great Northern
  • Great Western Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • Virgin Trains

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

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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