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Travel info about Trains to Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a truly fascinating and beautiful city of Scotland with a wealth of attractions. Take a train to Edinburgh and enjoy what it has to offer for every visitors. Edinburgh's main attractions are there for all to see: Edinburgh Castle, the grandeur of the Royal Mile, the endless shows of the Edinburgh Festival and the Fringe during August. 

Taking the train to Edinburgh is the simplest and easiest way to visit this extraordinary city. There are frequent and rapid direct links between London and other British cities. In Edinburgh, one of the main railway stations is in Edinburgh Waverley, in the heart of the city centre. Edinburgh's Haymarket is the city's second train station. Each can be reached directly by the tram system to various destinations in the city.

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How to find cheap train tickets to Edinburgh With TrainPal

To get cheap train tickets to Edinburgh, you need to be very savvy when buying tickets. But don't worry, we are here to give you the best advice to save money. Until you realize it, you will have some extra money to spend in the city instead of just using it to go there!

Let's start our money-saving list, first of all, be sure to buy train tickets to edinburgh in advance. In some cases, the price of a train ticket will increase as the departure date approaches. So, by buying a pre-sale ticket as far in advance as possible, you will give yourself a better chance of getting a cheap train ticket to edinburgh.

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When buying cheap advance tickets, try to book your tickets during off-peak hours. When selecting a edinburgh train ticket, be sure to check all the rail tickets to Edinburgh in the drop-down menu as we will highlight the cheapest off-peak tickets.

Before you buy a ticket, make sure that the price of your return ticket is actually lower than the price of two one-way tickets. Sometimes one method may be cheaper than the other. The same is true of the chosen arrival station. When you choose "Edinburgh, Any" and a particular train station, try to check the train fares to edinburgh differences.

In particular, it is worth noting that if you choose to buy direct train tickets or split train tickets, their final prices will be different. Split train tickets will stop at different stations. Although the time will be extended, in some cases it will be cheaper to buy split train tickets than direct edinburgh train tickets.

Are you taking trains to Edinburgh with a group of two or more people? Then, you can also get a certain discount on train fares to edinburgh, thanks to the group purchase of train tickets. This is a very useful money saving technique. Please note that these group tickets are not available for all journeys, and if your journey proves valid and you select from the train ticket drop-down menu, these group tickets will automatically apply. All tickets must be purchased at one time, and all passengers must travel together on the day of departure.

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Popular Trains to Edinburgh

Trains from England to Edinburgh run along the east coast mainline. Other train services come from Glasgow or Inverness and Aberdeen in the north of Scotland. Edinburgh has frequent and rapid direct transport links with other British cities. Check out some of the most popular routes to Edinburgh, or you can search for other stations in our train ticket page. Don't forget to buy cheap train tickets to edinburgh in advance, which will save you a lot.

RouteTrain fares fromFastest routeTrains per dayTrain operators
London Kings Cross to Edinburgh£9.94h 20mAround 42TransPennine Express
Newcastle to Edinburgh£2.91h 23mAround 53Lumo
Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh£5.345mAround 91LNER
Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh£12.23h 11mAround 30TransPennine Express
York to Edinburgh£19.12h 24mAround 53Lumo
Leeds to Edinburgh£192h 52mAround 43Lumo
Dundee to Edinburgh£51h 5mAround 35LNER

Places to visit in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle is a magnificent historical monument, overlooking the city from its volcanic cliffs: the bustling metropolis, surrounding countryside and nature. Edinburgh Castle attracts more than a million visitors a year to explore its fascinating history, which is a great place to start your journey in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh zoo is a popular tourist attraction in the west of the city, not far from Edinburgh airport. The park covers about 80 acres and visitors can see about 127 different animals and more than 1,000 species. The most popular attractions are Giant Pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang, otherwise known as Sunshine and Sweetie.

With plants from all over the world and nestled in beautiful gardens, the royal botanic gardens is an ideal place for peaceful walks and picnics, where you can indulge in a burst of color at this time of year.

Stroll along the royal boulevard and you'll find a world of quaint shops, exotic bars and restaurants where you can get proper rest.

If you're a first-time visitor to Edinburgh or even Scotland, you want to taste some of the world's most famous Scotch whiskies, along the Royal Mile, there's one of the five-star attractions here The Scotch Whisky Experience - you'll experience the wonders of scotch whisky.Want to book train tickets to Edinburgh online UK? Discover cheap trains to Edinburgh with TrainPal.

Trains to Edinburgh FAQs

Q: Which train companies run trains to Edinburgh?

A: There are a number of trains companies in the UK that operate trains to Edinburgh, including TransPennine Express, Lumo, LNER.

Q: How can I get cheap train tickets to Edinburgh?

A: It’s easy to grab yourself cheap train tickets to Edinburgh. You can get cheap train tickets to Edinburgh by splitting your ticket with us.

Q: Are trains running to Edinburgh?

A: Trains run frequently almost every day to Edinburgh, although there may be less services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains to Edinburgh.

Q: What is Split Ticketing?

A: Split tickets means dividing your train journey into two or more parts, each with a separate ticket, rather than just one ticket from the departure station to the destination. If you buy multiple tickets along the trip, you can save a lot of money than buying one ticket in some cases.

Q: How does split ticketing work?

A: For example, if you travel from London to Edinburgh, you can buy two tickets - one to Edinburgh to Morpeth and one from Morpeth to London Kings Cross - instead of one single train tickets to Edinburgh throughout the entire journey. What's more, you can take the same train for the whole journey without changing it. The train only needs to stop for a while at the split ticket station along the way. If you are asked to show the correct ticket, make sure you show the correct ticket part of the whole journey.