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Blackburn to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
    06:12
  • Last train
    00:23
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 56m
  • Distance
    250 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    44
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 17m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Blackburn to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Blackburn to Edinburgh take around 2 hours and 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 250 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Blackburn and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Blackburn to Edinburgh?

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

We usually find around 44 departures on the route from Blackburn 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 48 departures.

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

The Blackburn to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Blackburn around 06:12 and the last train is around 00:13. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Blackburn around 06:02, and the last at 00:23.

When to book Blackburn 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 Blackburn to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Blackburn and Edinburgh?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

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

Edinburgh to Blackburn 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.