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Train Information to Edinburgh from Lincoln

distanceDistance216 miles (348 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 1 min
priceAverage train ticket price£60 (€68)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersLondon North Eastern Railway

Trains from Lincoln to Edinburgh cover the 216 miles (348 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 1 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £60, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £25. Travellers depart most frequently from Lincoln Central and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Trains from Lincoln to Edinburgh

Anyone travelling to Scotland's capital from Lincoln will find a range of rail options whenever they need to depart. While there are no direct services to Edinburgh, passengers can expect to choose from up to 20 indirect services, which can take as little as 4 hours to reach their destination.

Which train companies travel from Lincoln to Edinburgh?

Trains to Edinburgh from Lincoln are operated by CrossCountry and LNER. LNER's services tend to require a single change, while more stops may be involved with CrossCountry. However, total journey times can still be manageable, even with 2-3 changes.

How long is the train from Lincoln to Edinburgh?

LNER services from Lincoln to Edinburgh take between 4 hours and 4 hours 40 minutes to reach Waverley Station. CrossCountry services are generally slightly slower, although they can take 4 hours 30 minutes in some cases, so are worth taking into consideration.

How many trains are there from Lincoln to Edinburgh?

Trains leave Lincoln for Edinburgh 7 days a week, with up to 20 services per day. Times are spread throughout the day from the early morning into the evening. Customers should note that there are no direct trains, and 1-2 changes will be required along the way.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Lincoln to Edinburgh?

Departure station: Trains from Lincoln to Edinburgh will depart from Lincoln Central. The station has strong bus links with the surrounding area, with connections to Branston, Welton, Waddington, and other towns and villages. The city centre is a 10-15 minute walk away, so reaching trains should be simple. At the station, expect simple cafe food, shops, and an ATM, along with baby changing facilities and accessible toilets. Waiting rooms are open 7 days a week, but will usually close around 8:00 p.m.

Arrival station: Trains to Edinburgh from Lincoln will terminate at Waverley Station, the city's major rail hub. Waverley is right next door to Princes Street and 5 minutes walk north of the Old Town, so it's ideally situated for sight-seeing. Passengers can take the 12, 26 or 31 buses to Edinburgh Zoo, and there's a direct tram connection to Edinburgh Airport (leave 35 minutes for the journey). There's also a taxi rank outside the entrance, putting all parts of Lothian within easy reach.

Travel Tips

Trains from Lincoln to Edinburgh
Travel by train 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 Lincoln to Edinburgh.
FAQs
How much do cheap trains to Edinburgh from Lincoln cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Edinburgh from Lincoln for as low as £25  for the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Lincoln to Edinburgh?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Lincoln to Edinburgh train to cost on average £60  one way.
What is the distance by train from Lincoln to Edinburgh?
The train distance from Lincoln to Edinburgh is around 216 miles (348 km).
How many hours does it take from Lincoln to Edinburgh by train?
While the time it takes to travel 216 miles (348 km) between Lincoln and Edinburgh can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Lincoln to Edinburgh is on average 4 h 1 min.
Which train station in Lincoln goes to Edinburgh? Which train station do I come into Edinburgh from Lincoln?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Lincoln Central   and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Where is the train station in Lincoln to go to Edinburgh? Where is the train station in Edinburgh located?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Lincoln Central and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Edinburgh most often arrive at Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.

Which train providers can take me from Lincoln to Edinburgh?
When taking a train from Lincoln to Edinburgh, you can count on London North Eastern Railway for the best way to get you to Edinburgh. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Edinburgh from Lincoln and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
What time is the earliest train from Lincoln to Edinburgh? What time is the last train from Lincoln to Edinburgh?
If you prefer early morning trains from Lincoln to Edinburgh, the first train leaves at 07: 50. If you prefer late night trains from Lincoln to Edinburgh, the last train of the day leaves at 11: 52. Omio shows you the latest train from Lincoln to Edinburgh timetable to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
When should I book Lincoln Edinburgh train tickets to score the best deals?
You can find a train between Lincoln and Edinburgh to cost on average £60 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Lincoln to Edinburgh train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lincoln
Edinburgh
The major railway station for departures from Lincoln is Lincoln Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Lincoln Central for your trip from Lincoln to Edinburgh.