Irvine to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
    05:31
  • Last train
    23:18
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 49m
  • Distance
    100 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    32
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 7m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Irvine to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Irvine to Edinburgh take around 1 hour and 49 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 100 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Irvine and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Irvine to Edinburgh?

Journeys between Irvine and Edinburgh 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 35 departures on the route from Irvine 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 27 departures.

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

The Irvine to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 49 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Irvine around 05:31 and the last train is around 22:03. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Irvine around 05:58, and the last at 23:18.

When to book Irvine to Edinburgh 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 Irvine to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Irvine and Edinburgh?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • ScotRail
  • UK Rail Connections

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

Edinburgh to Irvine 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.