Exeter to Edinburgh train

Sun, 26 May
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Cheap train tickets from Exeter to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 26 May

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
London North Eastern Railway
11:308h47
Exeter Central (EXC)
20:17Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1661One-way
2 changes
Cheapest
London North Eastern Railway
11:468h26
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
20:12Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1661One-way
3 changes
Cheapest
Cross Country
12:157h52
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
20:07Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1661One-way
3 changes
Cheapest
Cross Country
11:468h21
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
20:07Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1661One-way
4 changes
London North Eastern Railway
11:528h20
Exeter Central (EXC)
20:12Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1861One-way
3 changes

Train timetableExeter to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 26 May
Cross Country
10:167h43
Exeter Central (EXC)
17:59Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
1 change
Cross Country
10:277h32
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
17:59Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
10:348h35
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
19:09Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
3 changes
Cross Country
10:348h27
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
19:01Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
10:508h19
Exeter Central (EXC)
19:09Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
3 changes
Cross Country
11:117h50
Exeter Central (EXC)
19:01Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
11:117h58
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
19:09Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
2 changes
Cross Country
11:277h34
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
19:01Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
11:308h47
Exeter Central (EXC)
20:17Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
2 changes
London North Eastern Railway
11:468h26
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
20:12Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
3 changes
Cross Country
11:468h21
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
20:07Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
1 change
Cross Country
11:468h21
Exeter St Thomas (EXT)
20:07Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
4 changes
London North Eastern Railway
11:528h20
Exeter Central (EXC)
20:12Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
3 changes
Cross Country
12:157h52
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
20:07Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
3 changes

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Train times from Exeter to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 26 May

Fastest Journey

7 h 32 m

Average

8 h 8 m

Trains per day

14

Distance

582 km

Of the 14 trains that leave Exeter for Edinburgh every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Cross Country
10:277h32
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
17:59Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£2861One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
11:277h34
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
19:01Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£2861One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
10:167h43
Exeter Central (EXC)
17:59Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£2861One-way
1 change
Cross Country
11:117h50
Exeter Central (EXC)
19:01Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£2861One-way
1 change
Cross Country
12:157h52
Exeter St Davids (EXD)
20:07Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1661One-way
3 changes

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Overview: Train from Exeter to Edinburgh

distanceDistance360 miles
durationAverage train duration6 h 55 min
priceAverage train ticket price£153 (€171)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry, East Coast, Virgin Trains or Lumo

Trains from Exeter to Edinburgh cover the 360 miles long journey taking on average 6 h 55 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, East Coast, Virgin Trains or Lumo. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £84, but the average price of train tickets is £153. Travellers depart most frequently from Exeter St Davids and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train companies: CrossCountry, East Coast and Virgin Trains trains Exeter to Edinburgh

Find the best trains to Edinburgh from Exeter with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry, East Coast and Virgin Trains from £149. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

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

CrossCountry from Exeter to Edinburgh train information:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 51 min
  • Cheapest Price: £567
  • CrossCountry frequency: 11 a day

FAQs: Exeter to Edinburgh train

FAQs: Travel by train from Exeter 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 Exeter to Edinburgh.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Exeter to Edinburgh can start from as little as £84 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Exeter to Edinburgh is £153; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Exeter to Edinburgh train time is 6 h 55 min   covering the 360 mile long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Exeter to Edinburgh leaves at 06: 20. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Exeter to Edinburgh leaves at 19: 40.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Exeter to Edinburgh without having to change trains with CrossCountry. There are 7 direct trains from Exeter to Edinburgh each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the best Exeter to Edinburgh train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with CrossCountry, East Coast, Virgin Trains or Lumo. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Exeter to Edinburgh to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 19: 40.

When departing from Exeter, you have various train station options to start your route from including Exeter St Davids, Exeter Central and Exeter St Thomas. When arriving in Edinburgh, you can end your trip in train stations like Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Gateway and Edinburgh Park.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Exeter St Davids, which is located around 1.9 miles (3 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.

The cheapest month to travel from Exeter to Edinburgh by train is January.
You have options as you can travel to Edinburgh from Exeter 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Exeter and Edinburgh

Exeter
Edinburgh
Exeter St Davids is the most popular Exeter 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 Exeter for your journey to Edinburgh.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3451652030
Public transport options for Exeter St Davids
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Front of the station
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3451652030
Public transport options for Exeter Central
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Bus stop at the front of the station on Queens Street
Exeter St ThomasWifiParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Exeter St Thomas
Location for Rail Replacement Services: To Exeter St Davids: Cowick Street bus stop by shopping precint. To Newton Abbot: Cowick Street bus stop outside the station
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