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The cheapest trains

from Birmingham
to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Aug 26

Cheapest

£140

Average

£140

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Birmingham to Edinburgh will cost around £ 140 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 140.

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09:15Birmingham New Street4h1313:28Edinburgh Waverley
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£1401One-way
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09:03Birmingham New Street5h0414:07Edinburgh Waverley
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08:03Birmingham New Street5h0313:06Edinburgh Waverley
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08:30Birmingham New Street4h5013:20Edinburgh Waverley
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08:15Birmingham New Street4h0712:22Edinburgh Waverley
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£1401One-way

Train Times

Birmingham to Edinburgh

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08:03Birmingham New Street5h0313:06Edinburgh Waverley
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08:15Birmingham New Street4h0712:22Edinburgh Waverley
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08:30Birmingham New Street4h5013:20Edinburgh Waverley
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09:03Birmingham New Street5h0414:07Edinburgh Waverley
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09:15Birmingham New Street4h1313:28Edinburgh Waverley
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Sun
Aug 25
£140First Transpennine Express
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£76Flybe
Mon
Aug 26
£140London North Eastern Railway
£32National Express
£76Flybe
Tue
Aug 27
£113Cross Country
£18National Express
£55Flybe
Wed
Aug 28
£113Cross Country
£30National Express
£55Flybe
Thu
Aug 29
£113Cross Country
£16National Express
£55Flybe
Fri
Aug 30
£79Cross Country
£23National Express
£55Flybe
Sat
Aug 31
£77Virgin Trains
£16National Express
£47Flybe
Sun
Sep 1
£59Virgin Trains
£23National Express
£56Flybe
Mon
Sep 2
£52Virgin Trains
£14National Express
£55Flybe
Tue
Sep 3
£46Virgin Trains
£17National Express
£47Flybe
Wed
Sep 4
£40Virgin Trains
£12National Express
£47Flybe
Thu
Sep 5
£40Virgin Trains
£19National Express
£47Flybe
Fri
Sep 6
£52Virgin Trains
£16National Express
£46Flybe
Sat
Sep 7
£45Virgin Trains
£20National Express
£55Flybe
Sun
Sep 8
£67Virgin Trains
£18National Express
£77Flybe
Mon
Sep 9
£45Virgin Trains
£19National Express
£47Flybe
Tue
Sep 10
£40Virgin Trains
£17National Express
£47Flybe
Wed
Sep 11
£40Virgin Trains
£14National Express
£47Flybe
Thu
Sep 12
£40Virgin Trains
£14National Express
£47Flybe
Fri
Sep 13
£52Virgin Trains
£16National Express
£46Flybe
Sat
Sep 14
£52Virgin Trains
£18National Express
£47Flybe

The fastest trains

from Birmingham
to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Aug 26

Fastest Journey

4h 7m

Average

4h 39m

Trains per day

5

Distance

395 km

Of the 5 train that leave Birmingham for Edinburgh every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 395 km distance in an average of 4h 39m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 4h 7m .

The slowest train will take 5h 4m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
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08:15Birmingham New Street4h0712:22Edinburgh Waverley
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£1401One-way
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09:15Birmingham New Street4h1313:28Edinburgh Waverley
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£1401One-way
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08:30Birmingham New Street4h5013:20Edinburgh Waverley
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£1401One-way
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08:03Birmingham New Street5h0313:06Edinburgh Waverley
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£1401One-way
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09:03Birmingham New Street5h0414:07Edinburgh Waverley
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£1401One-way

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Journey Summary

Birmingham to Edinburgh Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
4 hours 14 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £69
Trains depart from:Birmingham
Trains arrive in:Edinburgh
Distance:395 km
TrainTrain Companies:London North Eastern Railway, Virgin Trains, First Transpennine Express, Cross Country

Trains from Birmingham to Edinburgh

Several trains begin leaving Birmingham's New Street station for Edinburgh's Waverley or Haymarket stations every hour. The first train takes off around 06:00, and trains run until 23:00. The only peak time is during the morning from the first train and until 09:00. Direct services are run by Virgin Trains and Transpennine Express Trains. Indirect services require a change in Carlisle or York, and the journey takes around four or five hours to arrive in Edinburgh

 

Which train companies go from Birmingham to Edinburgh?

Trains from Birmingham to Edinburgh are operated by Virgin Trains and TransPennine Express.

How long are the trains from Birmingham to Edinburgh?

The average journey time is 4 hours and 7 minutes to arrive in Edinburgh. Longer routes that require a switch in Carlisle or York take up to 5 hours.

Are trains from Birmingham to Edinburgh direct?

Direct train routes are available for Birmingham to Edinburgh, while some routes require a quick change in Carlisle or York.

How can I save money on train tickets from Birmingham to Edinburgh?

Fares stay fairly similar, however, it is worth booking in advance, as prices fluctuate the closer it gets to the date of departure.

When are the first and last trains of the day from Birmingham to Edinburgh?

Trains from Birmingham to Edinburgh run throughout the day, from 6:00 am until 11 p.m. departing almost twice an hour throughout the day.

Where do trains from Birmingham to Edinburgh depart from and arrive to?

Trains from Birmingham to Edinburgh begin their journey in Birmingham at New Street Station. The station also features a taxi rank, bike lock-up and bus stops.

Trains from Birmingham to Edinburgh service Edinburgh's Wavery Station. From Wavery Station, travellers can get a taxi from the rank outside, or continue their journey using regional trains from the same station. Buses also depart from the station regularly throughout the day and go into the city centre, or further afield.

Taking the Train from Birmingham

Birmingham is located in the Midlands and is well connected to much of the UK by extensive rail networks. The main operator is London Midland with regular services operating in and out of Birmingham to most major cities in the country. The main train station for Birmingham city centre is Birmingham New Street. Nearby, Birmingham Moor Street, Snow Hill and Birmingham International stations are also available. All of these stations are readily accessible via public transport links of buses and local trains.

Getting into Edinburgh by Train

Waverley Station is the main railway station in Edinburgh, and is the second largest train station by size behind London Waterloo in the UK. It is also the second busiest railway station in Scotland after Glasgow, with around 20 million passengers passing through annually. Local transport includes buses, national rail train services, and the Edinburgh Tram.Edinburgh Tram tickets can be purchased in advance or from vending machines at the tram stops. Local bus tickets can be purchased in advance, through their app, or from the bus driver on the bus when paying with exact change.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Birmingham
Edinburgh
TrainBirmingham Moor Street

Amenities

TrainBirmingham New Street

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Refreshments
TrainBirmingham Snow Hill

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