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Cheap train tickets and times from Southampton to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Jun 17

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

6 h 41 m

Average

6 h 59 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

574 km

Cheap train tickets from Southampton to start from $175 with an average ticket price of $175.

The fastest train from Southampton to takes 6h 41m in comparison to an average duration of 6h 59m and covers a distance of 574 km.

6 trains that leave Southampton for every day with It's difficult to get from Southampton to Edinburgh without transferring at least 2 times. travelling directly.

Cheapest
Lumo
08:30AM6h41
Southampton Central (SOU)
03:11PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$1751One-way
3 transfers
Cheapest
London North Eastern Railway
09:00AM7h16
Southampton Central (SOU)
04:16PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$1751One-way
2 transfers
Cheapest
London North Eastern Railway
08:00AM7h08
Southampton Central (SOU)
03:08PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$1751One-way
2 transfers
Cheapest
London North Eastern Railway
08:30AM6h54
Southampton Central (SOU)
03:24PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$1751One-way
2 transfers
Cheapest
Cross Country
09:00AM7h06
Southampton Central (SOU)
04:06PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$1751One-way
3 transfers

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Overview: Train from Southampton to Edinburgh

distanceDistance355 miles (573 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 41 min
priceAverage train ticket price$147 (€129)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesEast Coast, Lumo, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or Caledonian Sleeper

Trains from Southampton to Edinburgh cover the 355 miles (573 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 41 min with our travel partners like East Coast, Lumo, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or Caledonian Sleeper. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $147 (€129), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $83 (€73). Travelers depart most frequently from Southampton Central and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train providers: East Coast, Lumo and Virgin Trains from Southampton to Edinburgh trains

Travel to Edinburgh from Southampton from $122 (€107) with Omio’s train partners East Coast, Lumo and Virgin Trains! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

Lumo are an open access operator launched in 2021 owned by FirstGroup providing train travel from London to Scotland and the North-East of England. It runs between London and Edinburgh along the East Coast Main Line. Lumo trains offer 100% electric travel along with amenities like comforable seating, free WiFi & their LumoEats at-seat catering in their single Standard Class. Lumo offered two ticket types their advance tickets LumoFixed which are only valid on the date and train booked but are exchangeable prior to departure and their Anytime tickets which can be used on any Lumo train on the date of your ticket.

Lumo from Southampton to Edinburgh train information:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 41 min
  • Cheapest Price: $122

FAQs: Trains from Southampton to Edinburgh

FAQs: Travel by train from Southampton 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 Southampton to Edinburgh.
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Cheap train tickets from Southampton to Edinburgh can start from as little as $83 (€73) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Southampton to Edinburgh is $147 (€129); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time to Edinburgh from Southampton is on average 6 h 41 min   for the 355 mile (573 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Southampton to Edinburgh by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Southampton to Edinburgh leaves at 4: 52 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Southampton to Edinburgh leaves at 3: 30 PM.
There are 10 trains a day from Southampton to Edinburgh which require at least one change with East Coast, Lumo, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or Caledonian Sleeper. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the journey from Southampton to Edinburgh you can take a train with East Coast, Lumo, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or Caledonian Sleeper. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Southampton to Edinburgh on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Yes, you can take a night train from Southampton to Edinburgh with Caledonian Sleeper. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

When departing from Southampton, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Southampton Central, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Town Quay. When arriving in Edinburgh, you can end your route in train stations like Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Park and Edinburgh Gateway.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Southampton Central, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 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 Southampton to Edinburgh is December.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from Southampton to Edinburgh including taking a train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Southampton and Edinburgh

Southampton
Edinburgh
Southampton Central is the most popular Southampton 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 Southampton for your trip to Edinburgh.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 345 600 0650
Public transit options for Southampton Central
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus service goes from the north side (Blechynden Terrace) during engineering works. Overnight onward transport goes from the South side (West Quay side)
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 345 600 0650
Public transit options for Southampton Airport Parkway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Through Journeys: Station Forecourt Bus Stop off Wide Lane (A335) Terminating Journeys: Car Park at Eastleigh end, off Wide Lane (A335)
Southampton Town Quay

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