Plymouth to Edinburgh train

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Cheap train tickets from Plymouth to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 27 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Plymouth 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
08:358h48
Plymouth station (PLY)
17:23Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1741One-way
2 changes
Cheapest
London North Eastern Railway
09:159h01
Plymouth station (PLY)
18:16Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1741One-way
2 changes
Cheapest
London North Eastern Railway
08:168h58
Plymouth station (PLY)
17:14Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1741One-way
2 changes
Cross Country
08:278h41
Plymouth station (PLY)
17:08Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£3061One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:278h40
Plymouth station (PLY)
18:07Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£3061One-way
0 changes

Train timetablePlymouth to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 27 May
London North Eastern Railway
08:168h58
Plymouth station (PLY)
17:14Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
2 changes
Cross Country
08:278h41
Plymouth station (PLY)
17:08Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:358h48
Plymouth station (PLY)
17:23Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
2 changes
London North Eastern Railway
09:159h01
Plymouth station (PLY)
18:16Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
2 changes
Cross Country
09:278h40
Plymouth station (PLY)
18:07Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes

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Train times from Plymouth to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 27 May

Fastest Journey

8 h 40 m

Average

8 h 49 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

624 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Plymouth 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
09:278h40
Plymouth station (PLY)
18:07Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£3061One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:278h41
Plymouth station (PLY)
17:08Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£3061One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:358h48
Plymouth station (PLY)
17:23Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1741One-way
2 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:168h58
Plymouth station (PLY)
17:14Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1741One-way
2 changes
London North Eastern Railway
09:159h01
Plymouth station (PLY)
18:16Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£1741One-way
2 changes

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Overview: Train from Plymouth to Edinburgh

distanceDistance386 miles
durationAverage train duration7 h 51 min
priceAverage train ticket price£170 (€190)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry, East Coast, Virgin Trains or Great Western Rail

Trains from Plymouth to Edinburgh cover the 386 miles long journey taking on average 7 h 51 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, East Coast, Virgin Trains or Great Western Rail. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £89, but the average price of train tickets is £170. Travellers depart most frequently from Plymouth and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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

Travel from Plymouth to Edinburgh from £839 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry, East Coast and Virgin Trains! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains from Plymouth 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 Plymouth to Edinburgh train information:

  • Average Duration: 8 h 31 min
  • Cheapest Price: £839
  • CrossCountry frequency: 8 a day

FAQs: Plymouth to Edinburgh train

FAQs: Travel by train from Plymouth 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 Plymouth to Edinburgh.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Plymouth to Edinburgh can start from as little as £89 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Plymouth to Edinburgh is £170; 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 Plymouth and Edinburgh is on average 7 h 51 min   for the 386 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go to Edinburgh from Plymouth by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Plymouth to Edinburgh leaves at 04: 54. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Plymouth to Edinburgh leaves at 13: 27.
Yes, there are 8 direct trains a day from Plymouth to Edinburgh with CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Take the Plymouth to Edinburgh train with CrossCountry, East Coast, Virgin Trains or Great Western Rail. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route from Plymouth to Edinburgh as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Plymouth, 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.

The cheapest month for a train from Plymouth to Edinburgh is March.
You have options as you can travel between Plymouth and Edinburgh 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Plymouth and Edinburgh

Plymouth
Edinburgh
Plymouth is the most popular Plymouth 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 Plymouth for your journey to Edinburgh.
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ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+44 3451652030
Public transport options for Plymouth
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Front of the station
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