Halifax to Edinburgh by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:05
  • Last train
    00:24
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 40m

Travelling from Halifax to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Halifax to Edinburgh take around 3 hours and 40 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 263 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Halifax and Edinburgh.

Are there direct trains from Halifax to Edinburgh?

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

We usually find around 48 departures on the route from Halifax to Edinburgh 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 44 departures.

How long is the train journey from Halifax to Edinburgh?

The Halifax to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 40 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Halifax to Edinburgh train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Halifax around 06:05 and the last train is around 00:23. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Halifax around 06:11, and the last at 00:24.

When to book Halifax 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 Halifax to Edinburgh by train.

Which train companies operate between Halifax and Edinburgh?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Grand Central Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • 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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