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Overview: Train from London to Hastings

distanceDistance54 miles (87 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 24 min
priceAverage train ticket price£26 (€30)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSoutheastern or Southern

Trains from London to Hastings cover the 54 miles (87 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 24 min with our travel partners like Southeastern or Southern. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £26, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £14. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Hastings.

Trains from Edinburgh to Musselburgh

The journey from Edinburgh to Musselburgh is a frequently used route by travellers and commuters alike. The train ride will take a maximum of 10min and minimum of 6min to reach your destination depending on the train you are taking and will cover a distance of 6 miles (9 km) in total. Commuters need not worry about missing their trains as there are 16 direct trains a day that operate this route.

Edinburgh to Musselburgh Train Time: Daily Departures

Trains leaving from Edinburgh and arriving in Musselburgh operate Monday to Friday on a set schedule between the hours of 07:14 a.m and 23:21 p.m during weekdays and from Saturday to Sunday the trains operate slightly later from 07:40 a.m until 23:11 p.m. There are a total of 16 direct trains between the two locations with two trains leaving Edinburgh Waverley Station every hour. Most train departures are 40min apart so if you have missed your train you should be able to catch another within the hour. Please be aware that trains may not operate on certain public holidays.

How long is the journey by train from Edinburgh to Musselburgh?

The train ride from Edinburgh to Musselburgh will take an average of 6min to complete with the train covering a distance of 6 miles (9 km). The longest commute will take 10min when there are stopovers but most trains are direct. The train ride between the two stations is direct thus there is no need to exit the train or take another train to complete the journey

Hastings Beach Curve Boats. Source: Shutterstock

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Edinburgh to Musselburgh?

Departure train station: Situated in the city centre of Edinburgh, the station is located on Princess Road which is an 11min walk to Edinburgh Bus Station and a 23min car drive to Edinburgh Airport. Facilities in Edinburgh Waverley Station include but are not limited to Ticket booths, Storage Lockers, free public wifi, Parking facilities, Bathrooms and showers, ATM’s, a lost baggage counter as well as food and drink kiosks.

Arrival train station: Situated 0.6 miles (1 km) from the city centre, the station is located on Whitehill Farm Road which is a 21min walk or a 5min car drive to Brunton Hall Bus Station while the closest airport is in Edinburgh. Facilities in Musselburgh Station are limited due to the size of the station which only has two platforms. There are waiting rooms for passengers and a parking bay as well as a ticket booth for onward travel but be warned that there are no ATM's or bathrooms available at this station.

Which train companies travel from Edinburgh to Musselburgh?

The main railway company that offers services from Edinburgh to Musselburgh is Scotrail Scotrail. None of the trains require a stop before reaching their destination but some of the trains are faster than others due to Scotland refurbishing their train fleet with newer trains that use less electricity in order for Scotrail to work towards carbon neutrality. The newer model trains often take 6min to reach their destinations but there is still one train that departs at 10:42 a.m which takes 10min to reach Musselburgh. This train is slightly cheaper by a few cents but will not be a deal-breaker for most commuters.

Scotrail trains from Edinburgh to Musselburgh

Scotrail is the sole provider of train services for this route, they have recently refurbished their fleet of high speed trains to use less electricity and have increased their carriage size to accommodate a greater capacity of commuters. All trains along this route are direct and require no stop overs before reaching their final destination as well as having two trains every hour that travel this route.

Train Edinburgh to Musselburgh: Services on Board

Scotrail has first, second and third class options on all its train routes as well as having in-train services such has food and drink catering but due to the short distance between Edinburgh and Musselburgh there will not be any discrepancies between tickets as the drive will only take 6min to arrive at your destination and you will most likely not even have time to finish your meal. Every passenger is allowed three pieces of luggage which includes two large items of luggage such as a suitcase or rucksack and one item of hand luggage.

Bicycles or E-bikes are permitted on most scotrail trains as long as the train has bicycle storage areas where you can hang your bike. Domestic animals are allowed on Scotrail trains, this include dogs, cats and smaller pets like tortoises or birds. You will be allowed to bring a maximum of two pets with you free of charge as long as they are on a leash or in a travel cage, Scotrail only asks that you do not allow your pets to sit on the train seats for the convenience of other travellers.

How to find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Musselburgh?

When trying to find the cheapest train tickets there are a few key factors to consider. Firstly you should always try your best to book in advance, time is your friend and looking ahead to book tickets will usually reward you with cheaper or even discounted prices.

Secondly, timing is extremely important, if you are planning to travel on days where there could be events or possibly be public holidays, tickets may become scarce and thus prices will increase so it's always a good idea to look at the prices a few days before or after the date you intended to travel, to see if the prices fluctuate.

Thirdly, taking a longer route or a route that has more stops can sometimes be cheaper than trying to get there the fastest, when a train is slower or has to stop often the train companies will often reduce the price to compensate the commuters for the delays. Lastly one of your best friends when searching for the cheapest prices would be using Omio which organises all prices to find you the cheapest and most convenient option for you.

Hastings Hill Railway Tram. Source: Shutterstock

To Musselburgh by train—travel tips

Musselburgh is a beautiful Scottish town nestled on the coast and as such there are so many amazing attractions and activities to explore while you are there, there is a harbour on the coast with some amazing fish and chips shops as well as a lovely coastline that you can walk or watch the sunset on, Musselburgh also has a racecourse where you can bet on horses an possibly earn your vacation money back.

If you wish to do more sporty activities there is a large trampoline park that you can visit and a stunning golf course which is part of the old royal estate that is now available to the public. Perhaps you prefer a more artsy approach then perhaps an evening at the lovely Brunton Theatre or a walk through the local art galleries.

If that sounds a little stiff for you there are plenty of pubs around town that you can go grab a pint at and meet the locals of Musselburgh. There is something for everyone in Musselburgh so it is best to try a bit of everything.

Travel Tips: Trains from London to Hastings

Travel by train to Hastings 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 London to Hastings.
FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest train from London to Hastings?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Hastings from London to cost as little as £14  in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket from London to Hastings?

If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Hastings train to cost on average £26  one way.

What is the distance from London to Hastings by train?

You should expect to travel around 54 miles (87 km)  from London to Hastings by train.

How long does it take from London to Hastings by train?

While the time it takes to travel 54 miles (87 km) to Hastings from London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from London to Hastings is on average 1 h 24 min.

What is the departure train station in London and arrival train station in Hastings?

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your route from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. When arriving in Hastings, you can end your journey in train stations like Hastings and Hastings, St George'S Road.

Omio customers book a train from London Victoria   to Hastings   most frequently for this route.

Where is the London train station located? Where is the Hastings train station located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, London Victoria, located approximately 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city centre of London. The most popular arrival train station in Hastings, called Hastings, is located around 0.2 miles (372 m) away from its city centre.

Which train providers should I travel with from London to Hastings?

For the best London to Hastings train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Southeastern or Southern. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from London to Hastings to compare what amenities they may offer.

Are there any direct trains from London to Hastings?

Yes, there are 25 direct trains from London to Hastings per day with Southeastern or Southern  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.

How many trains per day are there to Hastings from London?

The average number of trains departing London for Hastings is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When does the first train depart from London to Hastings? When does the last train depart from London to Hastings?

The earliest train for this trip departs from London at 04: 35. The last train leaves from London at 11: 34. Check Omio for the latest train times from London to Hastings and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I buy a train ticket to Hastings from London to get the best deals?

If you book London to Hastings train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £26. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Hastings from London. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Hastings
London Victoria is the most popular London 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 London for your journey to Hastings.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Amenities at station
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
24/7
Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 2078437688
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139