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Edinburgh to Hitchin by train

  • First train
    05:48
  • Last train
    22:00
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 13m
  • Distance
    484 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    26
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 44m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Hitchin by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Hitchin take around 4 hours and 13 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 484 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Hitchin.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Hitchin?

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

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Hitchin 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 28 departures.

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

The Edinburgh to Hitchin train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 13 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Hitchin is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:48 and the last train is around 22:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 05:48, and the last at 23:15.

When to book Edinburgh to Hitchin 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 Hitchin by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Hitchin?

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

  • East Coast
  • Great Northern
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • Thameslink
  • Virgin Trains

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

Hitchin 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.