Fastest journey3hr 55m
Travelling from Lincoln to Edinburgh by train
The fastest trains from Lincoln to Edinburgh take around 3 hours and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 348 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lincoln and Edinburgh.
Journeys between Lincoln and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 21 departures on the route from Lincoln 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 20 departures. The duration is normally about 3 hours and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Lincoln around 07:00 and the last train is around 21:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lincoln around 07:00, and the last at 22:10.
Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.
When to book Lincoln to Edinburgh train tickets?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Lincoln to Edinburgh are £18.30.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around £40 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around £47. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
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 Lincoln to Edinburgh by train.
Which trains operate between Lincoln and Edinburgh?
More than one type of train operates on the route from Lincoln to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- East Coast
- East Midlands Trains
- Northern Rail
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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