Kilmarnock to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
    05:22
  • Last train
    22:57
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 58m
  • Distance
    90 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    30
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 14m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Kilmarnock to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Kilmarnock to Edinburgh take around 1 hour and 58 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 90 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Kilmarnock and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Kilmarnock to Edinburgh?

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

We usually find around 31 departures on the route from Kilmarnock 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 28 departures.

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

The Kilmarnock to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 58 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Kilmarnock around 05:22 and the last train is around 22:57. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Kilmarnock around 05:22, and the last at 22:58.

When to book Kilmarnock 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 Kilmarnock to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Kilmarnock and Edinburgh?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • ScotRail
  • TransPennine Express
  • UK Rail Connections

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.