Amsterdam to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    9hr 36m
  • Distance
    660 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    11hr 35m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Amsterdam to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Amsterdam to Edinburgh take around 9 hours and 36 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 660 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Amsterdam and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Amsterdam to Edinburgh?

Journeys between Amsterdam and Edinburgh usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Amsterdam to Edinburgh every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 31 departures.

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

The Amsterdam to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 9 hours and 36 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Amsterdam around 06:15 and the last train is around 17:34. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Amsterdam to Edinburgh train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half 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 Amsterdam to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Amsterdam and Edinburgh?

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

  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • East Coast
  • Eurostar
  • IC Direct
  • Intercity
  • Intercités
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • Thalys
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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

Edinburgh to Amsterdam 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.