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Travelling from Hamilton to Edinburgh by train

The fastest trains from Hamilton to Edinburgh take around 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 57 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Hamilton and Edinburgh.

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

We usually find around 18 departures on the route from Hamilton to Edinburgh 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 41 departures. The duration is normally about 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Hamilton around 05:53 and the last train is around 23:42. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Hamilton around 06:09, and the last at 23:12.

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

When to book Hamilton 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 Hamilton to Edinburgh by train.

Which trains operate between Hamilton and Edinburgh?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • ScotRail

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

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

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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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