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Travelling from Swindon to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Swindon to Edinburgh take around 6 hours and 2 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 497 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Swindon and Edinburgh.

Are there direct trains from Swindon to Edinburgh?

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

We usually find around 62 departures on the route from Swindon 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 86 departures.

How long is the train journey from Swindon to Edinburgh?

The Swindon to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 2 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Swindon to Edinburgh train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Swindon around 05:24 and the last train is around 00:48. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Swindon around 06:11, and the last at 00:49.

When to book Swindon 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 Swindon to Edinburgh by train.

Which train companies operate between Swindon and Edinburgh?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • 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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