Birmingham to Edinburgh by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Birmingham to Edinburgh by train
Fast trains from Birmingham to Edinburgh take around 4 hours, covering a distance of approximately 396 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Birmingham and Edinburgh.
1. Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Edinburgh?
Direct trains from Birmingham to Edinburgh have been found.
We usually find around 27 direct trains on the route from Birmingham to Edinburgh every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 22 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Edinburgh?
The Birmingham to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 4 hours, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Birmingham to Edinburgh train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Birmingham around 06:00 and the last train is around 18:15.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Birmingham around 05:57, and the last at 18:15.
What's the Birmingham to Edinburgh train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Birmingham to Edinburgh are $22.55.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $67 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $79. 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.
When to book Birmingham 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 Birmingham to Edinburgh by train.
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Which train companies operate between Birmingham and Edinburgh?
More than one train company operates on the route from Birmingham to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- 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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