Frankfurt am Main to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
    05:29
  • Last train
    20:16
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    11hr 34m
  • Distance
    1,024 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    14
  • Avg. journey time
    17hr 34m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Frankfurt am Main to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Frankfurt am Main to Edinburgh take around 11 hours and 34 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,024 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Frankfurt am Main and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Frankfurt am Main to Edinburgh?

Journeys between Frankfurt am Main and Edinburgh usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 15 departures on the route from Frankfurt am Main to Edinburgh 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 Frankfurt am Main to Edinburgh?

The Frankfurt am Main to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 11 hours and 34 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Frankfurt am Main to Edinburgh train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Frankfurt am Main around 05:29 and the last train is around 18:58. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Frankfurt am Main around 06:27, and the last at 20:16.

When to book Frankfurt am Main to Edinburgh train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half 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 Frankfurt am Main to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Frankfurt am Main and Edinburgh?

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

  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • East Coast
  • Eurostar
  • Intercity Express
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • 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.