Prestwick to Edinburgh by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:18
  • Last train
    23:07
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 58m

Travelling from Prestwick to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Prestwick to Edinburgh take around 1 hour and 58 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 102 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Prestwick and Edinburgh.

Are there direct trains from Prestwick to Edinburgh?

Journeys between Prestwick and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 38 departures on the route from Prestwick 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 30 departures.

How long is the train journey from Prestwick to Edinburgh?

The Prestwick to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 58 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Prestwick to Edinburgh train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Prestwick around 05:18 and the last train is around 23:07. This is the same at the weekend.

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

When to book Prestwick 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 Prestwick to Edinburgh by train.

Which train companies operate between Prestwick and Edinburgh?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • ScotRail

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

Find journey information for Edinburgh to Prestwick

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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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