Edinburgh to Thurso train

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Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Thurso

Showing times and prices for Apr 20

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Edinburgh to Thurso is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Scotrail
02:03PM8h17
Edinburgh
10:20PMThurso
$501One-way
0 transfers
Scotrail
02:36PM7h44
Edinburgh
10:20PMThurso
$1111One-way
0 transfers
Scotrail
09:36AM8h14
Edinburgh
05:50PMThurso
$1141One-way
0 transfers
Scotrail
01:33PM8h47
Edinburgh
10:20PMThurso
$1141One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Edinburgh to Thurso

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, April 20
Scotrail
02:36PM7h44
Edinburgh
10:20PMThurso
0 transfers
Scotrail
02:03PM8h17
Edinburgh
10:20PMThurso
0 transfers
Scotrail
01:33PM8h47
Edinburgh
10:20PMThurso
0 transfers
Scotrail
09:36AM8h14
Edinburgh
05:50PMThurso
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Thurso

Showing times and prices for Apr 20

Fastest Journey

7 h 44 m

Average

8 h 15 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

294 km

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

Scotrail
02:36PM7h44
Edinburgh
10:20PMThurso
$1111One-way
0 transfers
Scotrail
09:36AM8h14
Edinburgh
05:50PMThurso
$1141One-way
0 transfers
Scotrail
02:03PM8h17
Edinburgh
10:20PMThurso
$501One-way
0 transfers
Scotrail
01:33PM8h47
Edinburgh
10:20PMThurso
$1141One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Thurso

distanceDistance182 miles (294 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 41 min
priceAverage train ticket price$78 (€69)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersScotRail or East Coast

Trains from Edinburgh to Thurso cover the 182 miles (294 km) long route taking on average 7 h 41 min with our travel partners like ScotRail or East Coast. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $49 (€43), but the average price of train tickets is $78 (€69). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Thurso.

Train providers: ScotRail and East Coast from Edinburgh to Thurso trains

You can travel by train from Edinburgh to Thurso with ScotRail and East Coast for as low as $48 (€43). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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.

Edinburgh to Thurso train information with East Coast:

  • Average Duration: 18 h 21 min
  • Cheapest Price: $254
  • East Coast frequency: 1 a day

FAQs: Trains from Edinburgh to Thurso

FAQs: Travel by train from Edinburgh to Thurso 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 Edinburgh to Thurso.
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Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Thurso can start from as little as $49 (€43) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Edinburgh to Thurso is $78 (€69); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Edinburgh to Thurso is 7 h 41 min   to travel the 182 mile (294 km) long trip, with around there are 5 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Edinburgh to Thurso leaves at 6: 35 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Edinburgh to Thurso leaves at 2: 39 PM.
There are 5 trains a day from Edinburgh to Thurso which require at least one change with ScotRail or East Coast. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
When taking a train from Edinburgh to Thurso, you can count on ScotRail or East Coast for the best way to get you to Thurso. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Thurso from Edinburgh and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Thurso, located 0.2 miles (367 m) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Edinburgh to Thurso by train is February.
You have options as you can travel to Thurso from Edinburgh 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Edinburgh and Thurso

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Thurso
The major railway station for departures from Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your journey from Edinburgh to Thurso.
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Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transit options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.
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Public transit options for Edinburgh Gateway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station
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Public transit options for Edinburgh Park
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Platform 2 bus stop, adjacent to Herminston Gate
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