Edinburgh to Basingstoke by train

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    21:00
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 50m
  • Distance
    539 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    41
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 4m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Basingstoke by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Basingstoke take around 5 hours and 50 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 539 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Basingstoke.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Basingstoke?

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

We usually find around 41 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Basingstoke 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 42 departures.

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

The Edinburgh to Basingstoke train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 50 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Basingstoke is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 21:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 05:48, and the last at 23:34.

When to book Edinburgh to Basingstoke 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 Edinburgh to Basingstoke by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Basingstoke?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First Great Western
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Great Western Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • 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.

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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.