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Edinburgh to Barnsley by train

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    22:01
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 42m
  • Distance
    289 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    31
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 56m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Barnsley by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Barnsley take around 3 hours and 42 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 289 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Barnsley.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Barnsley?

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

We usually find around 31 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Barnsley 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 36 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Barnsley?

The Edinburgh to Barnsley train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 42 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Edinburgh to Barnsley train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Barnsley is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 22:01. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 05:48, and the last at 21:00.

When to book Edinburgh to Barnsley 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 Edinburgh to Barnsley by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Barnsley?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Grand Central Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Barnsley to Edinburgh by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and 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.