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Birmingham to Edinburgh by train

The journey from Birmingham to Edinburgh by train is 245.72 mi and takes 5 hrs 3 mins. There are 12 connections per day, with the first departure at 06:03 and the last at 18:03. It is possible to travel from Birmingham to Edinburgh by train for as little as £153.74 or as much as £153.76. The best price for this journey is £153.74.

Lowest Price£153.74
Journey Duration5 hrs 3 mins
Connection per Day12
Lowest Price£153.74
Highest Price£153.76
First Departure06:03
Last Departure18:03
Distance245.72 mi
DepartureBirmingham
ArrivalEdinburgh
CarriersCrossCountry

Birmingham to Edinburgh Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, 28 Feb 2024

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Birmingham to Edinburgh?

The prices for train tickets from Birmingham to Edinburgh vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Birmingham to Edinburgh will cost £153.74. The average train ticket price is approximately £153.76. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Birmingham to Edinburgh. On average, though, you'll pay about £153.76 for a train ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

How long will it take me to travel from Birmingham to Edinburgh by train?

The distance between Birmingham and Edinburgh is approximately 245.72 mi. In general, it will take you about 5 hrs 3 mins to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The distance between Birmingham and Edinburgh is around 245.72 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 5 hrs 3 mins. However, the fastest routes between Birmingham and Edinburgh take 4 hrs 58 mins. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

What time are the departures from Birmingham to Edinburgh?

The first daily departure from Birmingham to Edinburgh leaves at 06:03, while the last journey of the day sets out at 18:03. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Birmingham and Edinburgh. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking. The first departure of the night from Birmingham to Edinburgh leaves at 06:03, while the last journey sets out at 18:03. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Birmingham and Edinburgh. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

Which stations are used when traveling from Birmingham to Edinburgh?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Birmingham and Edinburgh. You can start your journey in Birmingham at stations such as . These connect to stations including in Edinburgh. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Birmingham to Edinburgh.

How many journeys from Birmingham to Edinburgh are there every day?

The exact number of journeys from Birmingham to Edinburgh can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 12 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Birmingham to Edinburgh. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Birmingham to Edinburgh varies, but in general, you can expect to find 12 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 0 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Birmingham to Edinburgh. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Birmingham to Edinburgh, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Birmingham to Edinburgh.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Edinburgh by train

When travelling to Edinburgh by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Birmingham to Edinburgh CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
27.68kg
Bus
29.66kg
Flight
79.09kg
Car
63.27kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Birmingham to Edinburgh by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Birmingham and Edinburgh are 27.68kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Birmingham and Edinburgh? By taking the train between Birmingham and Edinburgh you will save 51.41kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.98kg compared to a bus and 35.59kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Birmingham to Edinburgh?
A train ticket from Birmingham to Edinburgh is £153.76. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £153.74.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Birmingham to Edinburgh?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Birmingham to Edinburgh is £153.74. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Birmingham and Edinburgh by train?
Birmingham to Edinburgh is 245.72 mi.
How long does the train between Birmingham and Edinburgh take?
Birmingham to Edinburgh is on average 5 hrs 3 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hrs 58 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Birmingham to Edinburgh?
Birmingham to Edinburgh has 12 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Birmingham to Edinburgh leave?
The earliest train from Birmingham to Edinburgh departs at 06:03. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Birmingham to Edinburgh depart?
The latest train from Birmingham to Edinburgh departs at 18:03. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Birmingham to Edinburgh in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is £153.74 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Birmingham to Edinburgh?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Birmingham to go to Edinburgh. You can go from Five Ways, Birmingham Moor Street, Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Coach Station and you can arrive at Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and The Mound (Stop MB).
How many direct connections depart from Birmingham to Edinburgh?
There are on average 12 direct connection(s) from Birmingham to go to Edinburgh.
What's the fastest journey time between Birmingham to Edinburgh by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Birmingham and Edinburgh is 4 hrs 58 mins.
Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Edinburgh?
Yes, there is a direct train between Birmingham and Edinburgh.
What are the CO2 emissions for Birmingham to Edinburgh by train?
The train journey from Birmingham to Edinburgh creates 27.68kg of CO2 emissions.

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