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Cheap train tickets and times from Birmingham to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Jun 26

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

4 h 13 m

Average

4 h 36 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

395 km

Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to start from $104 with an average ticket price of $178.

The fastest train from Birmingham to takes 4h 13m in comparison to an average duration of 4h 36m and covers a distance of 395 km.

6 trains that leave Birmingham for every day with 3 travelling directly.

Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
08:07AM4h13
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
12:20PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$1041One-way
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
09:07AM4h25
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
01:32PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$1741One-way
1 transfer
Cross Country
09:03AM5h06
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
02:09PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$2041One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
08:03AM5h02
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
01:05PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$2041One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
08:28AM4h37
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
01:05PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$2041One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Edinburgh

distanceDistance244 miles (394 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 11 min
priceAverage train ticket price$156 (€136)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 13 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesVirgin Trains, CrossCountry, TransPennine Express or East Coast

Trains from Birmingham to Edinburgh cover the 244 miles (394 km) long route taking on average 4 h 11 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, TransPennine Express or East Coast. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $156 (€136), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $66 (€58). Travelers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train companies: Virgin Trains, CrossCountry and TransPennine Express from Birmingham to Edinburgh trains

Virgin Trains, CrossCountry and TransPennine Express trains will get you to Edinburgh from Birmingham from $66 (€58). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

LNER is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates a wide range of services, from high-speed intercity trains to local services. Its most popular routes include London to Edinburgh, London to Leeds, and London to York. LNER offers a variety of train types, including the Azuma, InterCity 225, and HST. The Azuma is a modern, high-speed train that offers comfortable seating and onboard Wi-Fi. The InterCity 225 is a classic train that offers a more traditional experience. The HST is a high-speed train that offers a smooth ride and plenty of legroom. LNER offers a variety of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak. Advance tickets are the cheapest option and must be booked in advance. Anytime tickets are more expensive but can be used at any time. Off-Peak tickets are the most affordable option for travelling during off-peak times. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. LNER also offers a range of discounts and special offers, making it an affordable and convenient way to travel.

Train information from Birmingham to Edinburgh with East Coast:

  • Average Duration: 7 h 26 min
  • Cheapest Price: $70

FAQs: Trains from Birmingham to Edinburgh

FAQs: Travel by train from Birmingham 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 Birmingham to Edinburgh.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Edinburgh can start from as little as $66 (€58) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Birmingham to Edinburgh is $156 (€136); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Birmingham to Edinburgh train time is 4 h 11 min   covering the 244 mile (394 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Birmingham to Edinburgh leaves at 5: 05 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Birmingham to Edinburgh leaves at 6: 27 PM.
Yes, there are 13 direct trains a day from Birmingham to Edinburgh with Virgin Trains or CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Take the Birmingham to Edinburgh train with Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, TransPennine Express or East Coast. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip from Birmingham to Edinburgh as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 6: 27 PM.

When departing from Birmingham, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham International. When arriving in Edinburgh, you can end your trip in train stations like Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Park and Edinburgh Gateway.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Birmingham New Street, which is located around 1.7 miles (2.7 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.

A trip to Edinburgh from Birmingham is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 11 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Birmingham to Edinburgh by train is March.
You have options as you can travel to Edinburgh from Birmingham 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Birmingham and Edinburgh

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Edinburgh
Birmingham New Street is the most popular Birmingham railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Birmingham for your trip to Edinburgh.
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Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
Public transit options for Birmingham New Street
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales
Onward travel information: There are nearby bus stops on Smallbrook Queensway and Hill Street Most buses are wheelchair accessible. ********************************************************************************************************** For information go to the local travel information office by the Stephenson Street entrance. Alternatively, visit Transport for West Midlands, or call 0121 214 7214.
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Public transit options for Birmingham International
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement coach services can be found at the front of the station opposite the entrance to the long stay car park.

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