Edinburgh to Shrewsbury by train

  • First train
    06:52
  • Last train
    00:30
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 45m
  • Distance
    362 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    16
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 53m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Shrewsbury by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Shrewsbury take around 3 hours and 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 362 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Shrewsbury.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Shrewsbury?

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

We usually find around 15 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Shrewsbury 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 25 departures.

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

The Edinburgh to Shrewsbury train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 45 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Shrewsbury is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 06:30 and the last train is around 00:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:06, and the last at 00:30.

When to book Edinburgh to Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Shrewsbury?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London Midland
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

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

Shrewsbury to Edinburgh by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and 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.