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Dover to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
    04:25
  • Last train
    22:49
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    6hr
  • Distance
    614 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    28
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 5m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Dover to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Dover to Edinburgh take around 6 hours, covering a distance of approximately 614 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Dover and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Dover to Edinburgh?

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

We usually find around 29 departures on the route from Dover 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 37 departures.

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

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

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Dover around 04:25 and the last train is around 22:49. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Dover around 04:20, and the last at 23:49.

When to book Dover 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 Dover to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Dover and Edinburgh?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • East Coast
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • Southeastern
  • 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 Dover 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.