Trains to Edinburgh Find train times and tickets

Scotland’s remarkable capital city is the perfect choice for a weekend break or longer stay. Set back from the Firth of Forth, and with the Pentland Hills just to the south, Edinburgh boasts a fine mix of neighbourhoods. The castle perches on a rocky crag, with the Royal Mile running down through the Old Town to Holyrood Palace. Explore the little alleys (called wynds or closes) which lead off the Royal Mile. Make time too for gracious Princes Street and the elegant New Town. After a few hours tramping the streets of Edinburgh, head for one of the city’s cosy pubs or bars for a wee dram of Scotland’s national drink.

A new tram system makes it easy to get around Edinburgh and recent traffic management projects have done much to make the city a far nicer place for pedestrians. The main rail hub is Edinburgh Waverley (for bookings here on Loco2 we refer to it simply as Edinburgh). It is at the eastern end of Princes Street Gardens in the very heart of the Scottish capital.

Edinburgh Waverley is a major hub for rail services across Scotland and cross-border links to England. Trains to London leave at least hourly, taking four to five hours to reach their destination. There are several trains an hour to Glasgow, the fastest taking less than an hour for the journey. Fast trains leave Edinburgh for all main Scottish cities including Stirling (less than an hour), Aberdeen (about 2 hrs 30 mins) and Inverness (3 hrs 30 mins). If you are tempted to head to remoter areas of the Highlands, bear in mind that longer journeys take time. The train journey from Edinburgh to the west coast port of Mallaig takes over six hours; Edinburgh to Thurso takes eight hours.

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Northampton to Edinburgh by train

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Eastbourne to Edinburgh by train

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South Lanarkshire to Edinburgh by train

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Runcorn to Edinburgh by train

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Cambridgeshire to Edinburgh by train

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Cambridge to Edinburgh by train

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Mallaig to Edinburgh by train

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Wolverhampton to Edinburgh by train

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Stirling to Edinburgh by train

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Gloucester to Edinburgh by train

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Cheltenham to Edinburgh by train

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