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Train Information from Wakefield to Edinburgh

distanceDistance170 miles (274 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 23 min
priceAverage train ticket price£58 (€66)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 17 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country

Trains from Wakefield to Edinburgh cover the 170 miles (274 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 23 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £58, but the average price of train tickets is £58. Travellers depart most frequently from Wakefield Westgate and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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Travel with CrossCountry from Wakefield to Edinburgh

CrossCountry trains will get you between Wakefield and Edinburgh from £58. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.


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

Omio helps you find the perfect Wakefield - Edinburgh train with CrossCountry. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train between Wakefield and Edinburgh, Omio shows you CrossCountry’s current train timetables, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Wakefield to Edinburgh route. You can expect to travel around 170 miles (274 km) between Wakefield and Edinburgh on a train with CrossCountry. Once you are ready, buy your one-way CrossCountry tickets between Wakefield and Edinburgh starting as low as £58 if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with CrossCountry!

    CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train from Wakefield to Edinburgh:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Wakefield 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 Wakefield to Edinburgh.
    What is the price of the cheapest train between Wakefield and Edinburgh?
    You can find a cheap train from Wakefield to Edinburgh for some dates and times for as low as £58  one way in the next 7 days.
    How much does the train from Wakefield to Edinburgh cost on average?
    The Wakefield to Edinburgh train ticket price is on average £58  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.
    What is the distance from Wakefield to Edinburgh via train?
    The Wakefield to Edinburgh train distance is approximately 170 miles (274 km).
    How many hours does it take from Wakefield to Edinburgh by train?
    On average the Wakefield to Edinburgh train time is 3 h 23 min  covering the 170 miles (274 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
    Which train station from Wakefield to Edinburgh do I depart from? Which Edinburgh train station from Wakefield do I arrive in?

    Some of the Wakefield train stations to Edinburgh you can start your journey from include Wakefield Westgate and Wakefield Kirkgate. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway.

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

    Where is the departure train station in Wakefield located? Where is the arrival train station in Edinburgh located?

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Wakefield Westgate, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Wakefield.

    The most popular arrival train station, Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Edinburgh.

    What train providers offer a service to Edinburgh from Wakefield?
    When taking a train from Wakefield to Edinburgh, you can count on Cross Country for the best way to get you to Edinburgh. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Wakefield and Edinburgh and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    How many trains per day are there between Wakefield and Edinburgh?
    On average, there are 17 trains a day from Wakefield to Edinburgh. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    When does the first train depart from Wakefield to Edinburgh? When does the last train depart from Wakefield to Edinburgh?
    The earliest train for this trip departs from Wakefield at 07: 48. The last train leaves from Wakefield at 10: 47. Check Omio for the latest train times from Wakefield to Edinburgh and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I book train tickets to Edinburgh from Wakefield for the best deals?
    If you buy Wakefield to Edinburgh train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £58. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Wakefield to Edinburgh. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Wakefield Westgate is the most popular Wakefield 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 Wakefield for your journey to Edinburgh.

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