Derby to Edinburgh train

Wed, 24 Jul
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Cheap train tickets from Derby to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Derby to Edinburgh is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
09:474h35
Derby station (DBY)
14:22Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£731One-way
1 change
Avanti West Coast
10:474h50
Derby station (DBY)
15:37Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1351One-way
2 changes
Cross Country
09:004h05
Derby station (DBY)
13:05Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1531One-way
1 change
Cross Country
09:454h24
Derby station (DBY)
14:09Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1531One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:454h20
Derby station (DBY)
13:05Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1531One-way
0 changes

Train timetableDerby to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 July
Cross Country
08:454h20
Derby station (DBY)
13:05Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Cross Country
09:004h05
Derby station (DBY)
13:05Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
1 change
Cross Country
09:454h24
Derby station (DBY)
14:09Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:474h35
Derby station (DBY)
14:22Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
1 change
Cross Country
10:454h16
Derby station (DBY)
15:01Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
10:474h50
Derby station (DBY)
15:37Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
2 changes

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Train times from Derby to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Fastest Journey

4 h 5 m

Average

4 h 25 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

355 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Derby for Edinburgh every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Cross Country
09:004h05
Derby station (DBY)
13:05Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1531One-way
1 change
Cross Country
10:454h16
Derby station (DBY)
15:01Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1871One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:454h20
Derby station (DBY)
13:05Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1531One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:454h24
Derby station (DBY)
14:09Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1531One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
09:474h35
Derby station (DBY)
14:22Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£731One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Derby to Edinburgh

distanceDistance219 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 5 min
priceAverage train ticket price£85 (€97)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry, Virgin Trains, East Coast, TransPennine Express or east_midlands_trains

Trains from Derby to Edinburgh cover the 219 miles long route taking on average 4 h 5 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, East Coast, TransPennine Express or east_midlands_trains. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £39, but the average price of train tickets is £85. Travellers depart most frequently from Derby and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train providers: CrossCountry, Virgin Trains and East Coast trains Derby to Edinburgh

For as little as £39 you can travel by train between Derby and Edinburgh with CrossCountry, Virgin Trains and East Coast. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains from Derby to Edinburgh. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

CrossCountry from Derby to Edinburgh train information:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 5 min
  • Cheapest Price: £79
  • CrossCountry frequency: 12 a day

FAQs: Derby to Edinburgh train

FAQs: Travel by train from Derby 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 Derby to Edinburgh.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Derby to Edinburgh can start from as little as £39 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Derby to Edinburgh is £85; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between Derby and Edinburgh is on average 4 h 5 min   for the 219 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go to Edinburgh from Derby by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Derby to Edinburgh leaves at 05: 44. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Derby to Edinburgh leaves at 20: 00.
Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day from Derby to Edinburgh with CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
For the best Derby to Edinburgh train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, East Coast, TransPennine Express or east_midlands_trains. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Derby and Edinburgh to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 00.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Derby, which is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Edinburgh Waverley, located 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Edinburgh from Derby is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 5 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Derby to Edinburgh by train is May.
You have options as you can travel to Edinburgh from Derby 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Derby and Edinburgh

Derby
Edinburgh
The major railway station for departures from Derby is Derby. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Derby for your trip between Derby and Edinburgh.
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457125678
Public transport options for Derby
Location for Rail Replacement Services: From the rear of the station, at the Pride Park exit
The major train station for arrivals in Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your trip to Edinburgh from Derby.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transport options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.
HomeTrainsTrain Times to Edinburgh Derby to Edinburgh train

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