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Best price 0.22 £
Journey duration 6 h 33 min
Connections per day 33
First departure 04:41
Last departure 23:33
Distance 568 km

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How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Gatwick to Edinburgh?

On average, a train ticket from Gatwick to Edinburgh will cost you 70.47 £. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as 0.22 £. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

Trains from Gatwick to Edinburgh

How long does it take to get from Gatwick to Edinburgh by train?

The journey between Gatwick and Edinburgh runs for about 568 and usually takes approximately 6 h 33 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 5 h 33 min. If you are trying to get from Gatwick to Edinburgh as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

When do the first and last departures from Gatwick to Edinburgh leave?

The first journey of the night departs from Gatwick at 04:41. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 23:33. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Gatwick and Edinburgh. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

Which stations can I use to travel from Gatwick to Edinburgh?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Gatwick from the following stations: Gatwick Airport [ GTW ]. Arriving at Edinburgh, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Edinburgh [ EDB ]. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Edinburgh.

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

The exact number of journeys from Gatwick 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 33 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including Nationalrail. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 46 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 Gatwick 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 Gatwick to Edinburgh varies, but in general, you can expect to find direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 33 journeys with one change or more.