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Basingstoke to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
    04:54
  • Last train
    00:07
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    6hr
  • Distance
    539 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    48
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 16m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Basingstoke to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Basingstoke to Edinburgh take around 6 hours, covering a distance of approximately 539 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Basingstoke and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Basingstoke to Edinburgh?

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

We usually find around 46 departures on the route from Basingstoke 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 53 departures.

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

The Basingstoke to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 6 hours, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Basingstoke around 04:54 and the last train is around 00:07. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Basingstoke around 04:54, and the last at 00:02.

When to book Basingstoke 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 Basingstoke to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Basingstoke and Edinburgh?

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

  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Great Western Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • TransPennine Express
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin East Coast
  • Virgin Trains

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

Edinburgh to Basingstoke 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.