Edinburgh to Maidstone by train

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    23:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 34m
  • Distance
    575 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    18
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 44m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Maidstone by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Maidstone take around 5 hours and 34 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 575 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Maidstone.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Maidstone?

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

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Maidstone 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 21 departures.

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

The Edinburgh to Maidstone train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 34 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Maidstone is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 23:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:26, and the last at 23:15.

When to book Edinburgh to Maidstone 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 Maidstone by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Maidstone?

More than one train company operates on the route from Edinburgh to Maidstone, 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
  • 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.