It takes an average of 4h 58m to travel from Birmingham to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train, over a distance of around 245 miles (395 km). There are normally 43 trains per day traveling from Birmingham to Edinburgh (Waverley) and tickets for this journey start from $28 when you book in advance.
From 4h 10m
245 miles (395 km)
43 trains per day
Direct trains available
Want to find out more about taking the train from Birmingham to Edinburgh (Waverley)? Look no further.
You'll usually find 43 trains per day running between Birmingham and Edinburgh (Waverley), which usually take 4 hours 58 minutes to complete the 395 km journey. It can take as little as 4 hours 10 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available.
You can save money on train tickets from Birmingham to Edinburgh (Waverley) if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $28.00. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.
Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.
The average journey time by train between Birmingham and Edinburgh (Waverley) is 4 hours and 58 minutes, with around 43 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Birmingham to Edinburgh (Waverley) is 4 hours and 10 minutes.
Train tickets from Birmingham to Edinburgh (Waverley) can start from as little as $28 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Birmingham to Edinburgh (Waverley) without having to change trains. There are 43 direct trains from Birmingham to Edinburgh (Waverley) each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Birmingham to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 05:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Birmingham to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 18:07. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Birmingham to Edinburgh (Waverley) cover a distance of around 245 miles (395 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Birmingham.
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