Want to find out more about taking the train from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh? Look no further.
The train from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh usually takes around 4h 59m but can take just 4h on the fastest services, with around 29 trains running on this popular route every day. 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.
This route is served by CrossCountry and Avanti West Coast. Just sit back and enjoy free WiFi and a catering service offering a wide range of food and drinks on both trains.
If you want to save money, travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. You can also get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.
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The average journey time by train between Birmingham New Street and Edinburgh (Waverley) is 4 hours and 43 minutes, with around 39 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 New Street to Edinburgh (Waverley) is 4 hours and 2 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh (Waverley) can start from as little as £19.70 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh (Waverley) without having to change trains. There are 39 direct trains from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh (Waverley) each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 05:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 18:15. 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 New Street to Edinburgh (Waverley) cover a distance of around 246 miles (395 km) during the journey.
If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh (Waverley) is right for you.
National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.
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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.