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Bedford to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
    04:16
  • Last train
    00:12
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 18m
  • Distance
    460 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    62
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 21m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Bedford to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Bedford to Edinburgh take around 5 hours and 18 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 460 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bedford and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Bedford to Edinburgh?

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

We usually find around 61 departures on the route from Bedford 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 68 departures.

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

The Bedford to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 18 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Bedford around 04:16 and the last train is around 00:12. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bedford around 04:12, and the last at 00:12.

When to book Bedford 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 Bedford to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bedford and Edinburgh?

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

  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

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

Edinburgh to Bedford 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.