Edinburgh to Burnley by train

  • First train
    06:13
  • Last train
    00:33
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 13m
  • Distance
    248 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    13
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 52m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Burnley by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Burnley take around 3 hours and 13 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 248 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Burnley.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Burnley?

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

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Burnley every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 13 departures.

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

The Edinburgh to Burnley train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 13 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Burnley is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 06:13 and the last train is around 00:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:15, and the last at 00:33.

When to book Edinburgh to Burnley 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 Burnley by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Burnley?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • 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.

Burnley to Edinburgh 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.