Popular Train Routes to Edinburgh

Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh (Waverley) - 5h 3 mins

Glasgow Central to Edinburgh (Waverley) - 1h 1min

Oxford to Edinburgh (Waverley) - 6h 15 mins

Bristol Temple Meads to Edinburgh (Waverley) - 6h 33 mins

Travelling to Edinburgh by Train

Travel to Edinburgh to experience the stunning scenery and ancient heritage of Scotland's capital city. Home to the iconic Edinburgh Castle as well as the Palace of Holyroodhouse and an abundance of inner city parks, it's the most visited city in the UK after London for a reason. With Edinburgh Waverley station located in between Princes Street Gardens and the historic Royal Mile, it's easy to step off the train and get straight into exploring.

How long does it take to get to Edinburgh?

Travelling from the other side of the country, or coming to visit from down south? London to Edinburgh trains take around 4 hours and 30 minutes, with departures from Kings Cross every 30 minutes. Make sure you book your seat in advance for a comfy trip! Our journey page for London Euston to Edinburgh Waverley has additional details so you can book in advance and save some pennies. Departures from Glasgow to Edinburgh depart very regularly too, and can take as little as 45 minutes if you're keen on a sightseeing day trip. Find the best train for your plans on our Glasgow to Edinburgh timetable.

Shop, eat and explore

Edinburgh Dining

Best places to eat in Edinburgh

Book a table at one of these great restaurants and cafes we’ve selected in Edinburgh and prepare your tastebuds for pleasure!

Food and drink
Edinburgh Attractions

Places to visit in Edinburgh

Discover the historical city of Edinburgh’s many attractions in our handy guide.

Edinburgh nightlife

Discover the Edinburgh nightlife

Going out for drinks in Edinburgh? Here’s a selection of the best bars, clubs and experiences to make your night a special one.

Edinburgh Shopping

Shopping in Edinburgh

Pick up a gift or a little something yourself with these unique shopping destinations in the Scottish capital.

Edinburgh Family fun

Family fun in Edinburgh

Keep the kids entertained with this selection of fun visitor attractions that will have them learning and laughing.

Family Fun
Edinburgh castle

Enticing Edinburgh

Charming Edinburgh is famed for its beautiful architecture, cobbled passageways and delightful gardens. Rich in culture, the Scottish capital is a wealth of entertainment, fine dining and the arts.