Lincoln to Edinburgh train

Cheap train tickets from Lincoln to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 28 May

Cheapest

£22

Average

£50

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.

London North Eastern Railway
10:49Lincoln5h23 16:12Edinburgh
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£221One-way
London North Eastern Railway
11:04Lincoln4h13 15:17Edinburgh
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£471One-way
London North Eastern Railway
07:50Lincoln4h20 12:10Edinburgh
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£581One-way
London North Eastern Railway
12:15Lincoln3h55 16:10Edinburgh
0 changes
£711One-way

Train schedule Lincoln to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, 28 May
London North Eastern Railway
07:50Lincoln4h20 12:10Edinburgh
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London North Eastern Railway
10:49Lincoln5h23 16:12Edinburgh
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London North Eastern Railway
11:04Lincoln4h13 15:17Edinburgh
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London North Eastern Railway
12:15Lincoln3h55 16:10Edinburgh
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Fastest train times from Lincoln to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 28 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 55 m

Average

4 h 27 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

348 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Lincoln for Edinburgh every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

London North Eastern Railway
12:15Lincoln3h55 16:10Edinburgh
0 changes
£711One-way
London North Eastern Railway
11:04Lincoln4h13 15:17Edinburgh
0 changes
£471One-way
London North Eastern Railway
07:50Lincoln4h20 12:10Edinburgh
0 changes
£581One-way
London North Eastern Railway
10:49Lincoln5h23 16:12Edinburgh
0 changes
£221One-way

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Overview: Train from Lincoln to Edinburgh

distanceDistance216 miles (348 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 55 min
priceAverage train ticket price£53 (€60)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersLondon North Eastern Railway or Cross Country

Trains from Lincoln to Edinburgh cover the 216 miles (348 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 55 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £45, but the average price of train tickets is £53. Travellers depart most frequently from Lincoln Central and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Lincoln to Edinburgh

Find the best trains between Lincoln and Edinburgh with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from £45. 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 Lincoln to Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Find cheap tickets for CrossCountry trains to Edinburgh from Lincoln on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Lincoln to Edinburgh train timetable from CrossCountry, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 216 miles (348 km) trip from Lincoln to Edinburgh, including information on luggage policy and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains from Lincoln to Edinburgh in the Omio app, you can check to see if the CrossCountry trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. Check the CrossCountry train timetable for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Edinburgh from Lincoln and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train from Lincoln to Edinburgh with CrossCountry!

    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
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Lincoln and Edinburgh for as little as £45  in the next 7 days.
    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Lincoln and Edinburgh is £53  one way.
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Lincoln to Edinburgh via train to be approximately 216 miles (348 km).
    The Lincoln to Edinburgh train duration is on average 3 h 55 min, which is to be expected when travelling 216 miles (348 km) to Edinburgh from Lincoln. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

    When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Lincoln Central   and arriving in Edinburgh Waverley.

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Lincoln Central, is located 0.2 miles (418 m) from the city centre of Lincoln.

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

    If you're looking for trains from Lincoln to Edinburgh, you can rely on London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country to get you to Edinburgh. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Lincoln to Edinburgh journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    The earliest train departing from Lincoln to Edinburgh leaves at 07: 35. The last train departing from Lincoln to Edinburgh leaves at 14: 37. You can find the latest Lincoln to Edinburgh train timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets to Edinburgh from Lincoln within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £53 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Lincoln to Edinburgh a few months in advance.

    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.

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