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Overview: Train from Belfast to Edinburgh

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Trains from Belfast to Edinburgh cover the 143 miles long trip with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Belfast Lanyon Place and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Belfast to Edinburgh

You can travel by train to Edinburgh from Belfast with CrossCountry. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.


CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Belfast and Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

One of the best ways to travel between Belfast and Edinburgh is by taking a train with CrossCountry. Omio helps you find the ideal CrossCountry train from Belfast to Edinburgh by showing you CrossCountry current train timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like luggage policy) and the best prices for this Belfast to Edinburgh route. You can expect to travel 143 miles (230 km) between Belfast and Edinburgh on a train with CrossCountry. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains from Belfast to Edinburgh, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your CrossCountry train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip to Edinburgh from Belfast!

    Trains from Belfast to Edinburgh

    ScotRail provides the service for trains from Belfast to Edinburgh. The earliest train departs from Belfast around 7:30 a.m. and the average journey time between the two destinations is 6.5 hours. The last train departs from Belfast Port station during the mid-afternoon, arriving into Edinburgh around 10:30 p.m. Finally, ScotRail runs 3-4 trains from Belfast to Edinburgh every weekday, with a further 2 services a day at weekends.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Belfast to Edinburgh

    Travel by train to Edinburgh easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Belfast to Edinburgh.
    The train distance from Belfast to Edinburgh is around 143 miles.

    When taking the train from Belfast to Edinburgh, you can choose to depart from train stations like Belfast Lanyon Place, Belfast Port and Belfast. Your trip can end in train stations such as Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Gateway and Edinburgh Park.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Belfast Lanyon Place   and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

    Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Belfast Lanyon Place and need to travel around 1.7 miles (2.8 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Edinburgh most often arrive at Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel around 0.4 miles (659 m) from this train station to the city centre.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Belfast Lanyon Place is the most popular Belfast railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Belfast for your journey to Edinburgh.

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