Cambridge to Edinburgh by train
Travelling from Cambridge to Edinburgh by train
Fast trains from Cambridge to Edinburgh take around 4 hours and 43 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 471 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cambridge and Edinburgh.
1. Are there direct trains from Cambridge to Edinburgh?
Journeys between Cambridge and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 21 departures on the route from Cambridge 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 40 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Cambridge to Edinburgh?
The Cambridge to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 43 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Cambridge to Edinburgh train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Cambridge around 05:55 and the last train is around 23:22.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cambridge around 05:15, and the last at 23:16.
What's the Cambridge to Edinburgh train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Cambridge to Edinburgh are $48.69.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $94, 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 Cambridge 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 Cambridge to Edinburgh by train.
Help with booking alerts
Which train companies operate between Cambridge and Edinburgh?
More than one train company operates on the route from Cambridge to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Abellio Greater Anglia
- Caledonian Sleeper
- East Coast
- First Hull Trains
- Great Northern
- 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.
Edinburgh to Cambridge by train
Easy, fast and cheap
Pay in EUR, GBP or USD
100% human support