Cheap train tickets from Cheltenham to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Cheapest

£195

Average

£200

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

The average ticket from Cheltenham to Edinburgh will cost around £ 200 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 195.

Cross Country
10:15Cheltenham6h50 17:05Edinburgh
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£1951One-way
Cross Country
11:15Cheltenham5h50 17:05Edinburgh
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£2021One-way
Transpennine Express
09:15Cheltenham5h23 14:38Edinburgh
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£2031One-way

Train schedule Cheltenham to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Fri, 20 May
Transpennine Express
09:15Cheltenham5h23 14:38Edinburgh
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Cross Country
10:15Cheltenham6h50 17:05Edinburgh
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Cross Country
11:15Cheltenham5h50 17:05Edinburgh
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Fri
20 May
£195Cross Country
£39National Express
£43easyJet
Sat
21 May
£110Cross Country
£60National Express
£33easyJet
Sun
22 May
£101Cross Country
£60National Express
£36easyJet
Mon
23 May
£123Avanti West Coast
£56National Express
£32easyJet
Tue
24 May
£98Cross Country
£64National Express
£74easyJet
Wed
25 May
£87Cross Country
£38National Express
£35easyJet
Thu
26 May
£98Cross Country
£55National Express
£52easyJet

Fastest train times from Cheltenham to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Fastest Journey

5 h 23 m

Average

6 h 1 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

456 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Cheltenham 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 trains cover the 456 km distance in an average of 6 h 1 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 5 h 23 m .

The slowest trains will take 6 h 50 m 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.

Transpennine Express
09:15Cheltenham5h23 14:38Edinburgh
0 changes
£2031One-way
Cross Country
11:15Cheltenham5h50 17:05Edinburgh
0 changes
£2021One-way
Cross Country
10:15Cheltenham6h50 17:05Edinburgh
0 changes
£1951One-way

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Overview: Train from Cheltenham to Edinburgh

distanceDistance283 miles (456 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h
priceAverage train ticket price£201 (€227)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country

Trains from Cheltenham to Edinburgh cover the 283 miles (456 km) long trip taking on average 6 h with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £201, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £201. Travellers depart most frequently from Cheltenham Spa and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Cheltenham to Edinburgh

Find the best trains between Cheltenham and Edinburgh with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from £201. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

CrossCountry

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

It’s easy to book your CrossCountry train ticket from Cheltenham to Edinburgh online with Omio! Simply check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route to Edinburgh from Cheltenham as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. Prices for CrossCountry trains from Cheltenham to Edinburgh start at £201 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 283 miles (456 km). If you search for CrossCountry trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by train between Cheltenham and Edinburgh. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Cheltenham to Edinburgh CrossCountry train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

CrossCountry from Cheltenham to Edinburgh train information:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 44 min
  • Average Price: £201
  • CrossCountry frequency: 7 a day

CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train between Cheltenham and Edinburgh:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Trains from Cheltenham to Edinburgh

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FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest train between Cheltenham and Edinburgh?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Cheltenham to Edinburgh for as low as £201  for the next 7 days.

How much does the train from Cheltenham to Edinburgh cost on average?

In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Cheltenham to Edinburgh is £201  one way.

What is the distance between Cheltenham and Edinburgh by train?

The distance from Cheltenham to Edinburgh by train is approximately 283 miles (456 km).

How long does it take from Cheltenham to Edinburgh by train?

While the time it takes to travel 283 miles (456 km) between Cheltenham and Edinburgh can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Cheltenham to Edinburgh is on average 6 h.

What station does the Cheltenham to Edinburgh train leave from? Which Edinburgh train station do I come into from Cheltenham?

There are a few train stations in Cheltenham to start your route from including Cheltenham Spa and Cheltenham, Cheltenham Racecourse (Park&Ride). In Edinburgh you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Gateway and Edinburgh Park.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Cheltenham Spa   and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Where is the train station in Cheltenham? Where is the train station in Edinburgh?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Cheltenham Spa, is located 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city centre of Cheltenham.

The most popular arrival train station, Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0.4 miles (659 m) away from the city centre of Edinburgh.

Which train companies should I travel with from Cheltenham to Edinburgh?

Take the Cheltenham to Edinburgh train with Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route to Edinburgh from Cheltenham as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services per day are there between Cheltenham and Edinburgh?

On average, there are 7 trains a day from Cheltenham to Edinburgh. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What time is the earliest train from Cheltenham to Edinburgh? What time is the last train from Cheltenham to Edinburgh?

The first Cheltenham to Edinburgh train departs at 06: 13   and the last train from Cheltenham to Edinburgh leaves at 17: 15. Check out the most up-to-date Cheltenham to Edinburgh train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How far in advance should I book a train ticket between Cheltenham and Edinburgh to get the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Cheltenham to Edinburgh is on average £201 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets from Cheltenham to Edinburgh available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cheltenham
Edinburgh
Cheltenham Spa is the most popular Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham for your journey to Edinburgh.