Canterbury to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
    05:18
  • Last train
    23:25
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 51m
  • Distance
    592 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    26
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 56m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Canterbury to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Canterbury to Edinburgh take around 5 hours and 51 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 592 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Canterbury and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Canterbury to Edinburgh?

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

We usually find around 29 departures on the route from Canterbury 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 35 departures.

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

The Canterbury to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 51 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Canterbury around 05:18 and the last train is around 23:25. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Canterbury around 05:22, and the last at 23:25.

When to book Canterbury 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 Canterbury to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Canterbury and Edinburgh?

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

  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • East Coast
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • Southeastern
  • UK Rail Connections

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

Edinburgh to Canterbury 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.