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Edinburgh to Prestwick by train

  • First train
    05:55
  • Last train
    23:30
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 55m
  • Distance
    102 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    58
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 25m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Prestwick by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Prestwick take around 1 hour and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 102 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Prestwick.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Prestwick?

Journeys between Edinburgh and Prestwick usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 60 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Prestwick 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 55 departures.

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

The Edinburgh to Prestwick train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Prestwick is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:55 and the last train is around 23:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 05:06, and the last at 00:33.

When to book Edinburgh to Prestwick 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 Prestwick by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Prestwick?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • ScotRail
  • UK Rail Connections

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

Prestwick 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.