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|Distance||244 miles (394 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 3 min|
|Average train ticket price||£96 (€106)|
|Train providers||Avanti West Coast, Cross Country or First Transpennine Express|
Trains from Birmingham to Edinburgh cover the 244 miles (394 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 3 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast, Cross Country or First Transpennine Express. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £68, but the average price of train tickets is £96. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
Travel from Birmingham to Edinburgh from £68 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Birmingham to Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Book your CrossCountry Birmingham to Edinburgh train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry’s up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Birmingham to Edinburgh routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from Birmingham to Edinburgh is 244 miles (394 km), and the best price for a one-way Birmingham - Edinburgh CrossCountry train ticket starts at £68 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!
These are CrossCountry 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Birmingham and Edinburgh:
There are close to 40 trains from Birmingham to Edinburgh each weekday. For most, the journey takes between four and five hours to complete, however, some journeys require transfers and may take longer to complete. Four operators work this route, with CrossCountry offering the most direct trips, and Avanti West Coast's trips being the fastest and the cheapest.
Journeys commence at about 6:00 a.m. on weekdays with the last departure leaving Birmingham at around 11:00 p.m. each night. There are almost 40 departures each day of the week, with services leaving at approximately hourly intervals.
The distance between Birmingham and Edinburgh is approximately 300 miles. Travelling by train, for most departures from Birmingham to Edinburgh, takes around four to five hours to complete this long journey. It is worth noting that some journeys involve long transfer layovers, resulting in the duration being as long as 11 hours. It is best to check on this when booking. There are 16 direct journeys every day, starting at about 6:00 a.m. and ending at around 6:00 pm.
Departure train station: All services from Birmingham heading for Edinburgh depart from the busiest of Birmingham's three stations: Newcastle Street. The station is situated right in the city centre, and is well-served by public transport, including trains to and from other locations. It is a modern station with shopping and restaurant facilities, as well as access for passengers with limited mobility.
Arrival train station: Most direct trains head for the Waverley or the Haymarket station in Edinburgh. Most trips indicated as requiring one transfer are, in fact, heading first for one of these stations and then the other. The TransPennine train trips requiring two transfers head ultimately for the Slateford station.
Waverley is Edinburgh's main train station. It is situated directly in the city centre of Edinburgh, close to the many tourist attractions the city has to offer. Waverley is well serviced by taxis and buses, but also has many shops and restaurants on site for the convenience of travellers.
Haymarket is Edinburgh's second-largest station and is located approximately one mile from the city centre. It is very well serviced by public transport, and also has numerous facilities available on site for commuters' comfort.
Slateford Station serves the Edinburgh area of Slateford and offers hourly train trips to Edinburgh centre. This is a small commuter station. It is unstaffed and has minimal facilities.
Trains from Birmingham to Edinburgh are operated by four operators: Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, TransPennine Express and LNER.
Six direct trips are offered by Avanti West Coast each day. An additional trip requiring one transfer is offered mid-morning. Avanti provides the fastest direct trip along the route, taking about four hours to cover the distance.
CrossCountry offers 10 direct journeys each weekday, plus six trips with one transfer and two trips with two transfers, with a total of 18 journeys each day.
The TransPennine Express offers 11 separate departures each day, with none resulting in direct journeys with seven of these departures requiring one transfer to reach Edinburgh. The six journeys involving two transfers operate to Slateford. TransPennine services operate from about 7:00 a.m. to around 11:00 p.m. each day.
LNER offers only one departure, at 8:30 a.m. each morning, requiring one transfer to complete.
All train operators offer standard and first-class tickets on their services. There is no reserved seating available, but first-class coaches are less busy and offer a greater choice of seating. All operators allow one piece of hand luggage and two suitcases, as well as a fold-up bicycle and two small pets (on a lead). Travelling with any more pets will incur a surplus charge. Free WiFi is offered by all train operators along this route. All operators offer assistance for the disabled and for those with limited mobility. Station and train staff are able to offer assistance at the station and boarding the train. Passengers are advised to ring ahead to book this service.
It is best to use a site like Omio to handle bookings online and in advance. This will allow comparison of prices between operators, at different times and on different days. Flexibility with respect to travel times could well result in savings. It is also worth checking the price of group discounts: most operators offer these at off-peak times.
When taking a train from Birmingham, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street. When you arrive in Edinburgh, your train can arrive in train stations including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh Waverley.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Birmingham New Street, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Edinburgh Waverley, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.
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