Aberystwyth to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
    05:30
  • Last train
    19:30
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 46m
  • Distance
    399 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    7
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 38m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Aberystwyth to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Aberystwyth to Edinburgh take around 6 hours and 46 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 399 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Aberystwyth and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Aberystwyth to Edinburgh?

Journeys between Aberystwyth and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 8 departures on the route from Aberystwyth to Edinburgh every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 5 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Aberystwyth to Edinburgh?

The Aberystwyth to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 46 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Aberystwyth to Edinburgh train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Aberystwyth around 05:30 and the last train is around 19:30. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Aberystwyth to Edinburgh train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Aberystwyth to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Aberystwyth and Edinburgh?

More than one train company operates on the route from Aberystwyth to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Edinburgh to Aberystwyth by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.