Brighton to Edinburgh by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Brighton to Edinburgh by train
Fast trains from Brighton to Edinburgh take around 5 hours and 59 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 605 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Brighton and Edinburgh.
1. Are there direct trains from Brighton to Edinburgh?
Journeys between Brighton and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 75 departures on the route from Brighton 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 73 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Brighton to Edinburgh?
The Brighton to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 59 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Brighton to Edinburgh train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Brighton around 04:12 and the last train is around 00:10.
This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Brighton to Edinburgh train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Brighton to Edinburgh are $58.20.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $89, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Brighton 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 Brighton to Edinburgh by train.
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Which train companies operate between Brighton and Edinburgh?
More than one train company operates on the route from Brighton to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Caledonian Sleeper
- East Coast
- Gatwick Express
- Great Western Railway
- London North Eastern Railway
- London Underground
- Serco Caledonian Sleeper
- UK Rail Connections
- Virgin East Coast
- 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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