Swindon to Edinburgh by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Swindon to Edinburgh by train
Fast trains from Swindon to Edinburgh take around 6 hours and 2 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 497 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Swindon and Edinburgh.
1. Are there direct trains from Swindon to Edinburgh?
Journeys between Swindon and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 62 departures on the route from Swindon 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 86 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Swindon to Edinburgh?
The Swindon to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 2 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Swindon to Edinburgh train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Swindon around 05:22 and the last train is around 00:48.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Swindon around 06:11, and the last at 00:49.
What's the Swindon to Edinburgh train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Swindon to Edinburgh are $74.41.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $83 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $130. 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 Swindon 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 Swindon to Edinburgh by train.
Help with booking alerts
Which train companies operate between Swindon and Edinburgh?
More than one train company operates on the route from Swindon to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Caledonian Sleeper
- East Coast
- First Great Western
- Great Western Railway
- London North Eastern Railway
- London Underground
- Serco Caledonian Sleeper
- UK Rail Connections
- Virgin Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Edinburgh to Swindon by train