London to Galashiels by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 42m
  • Distance
    490 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 20m
  • Train operators

Travelling from London to Galashiels by train

Fast trains from London to Galashiels take around 5 hours and 42 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 490 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Galashiels.

1. Are there direct trains from London to Galashiels?

Journeys between London and Galashiels usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 21 departures on the route from London to Galashiels 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 28 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from London to Galashiels?

The London to Galashiels train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 42 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the London to Galashiels train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Galashiels is usually scheduled to depart London around 06:12 and the last train is around 23:33. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:15, and the last at 22:00.

When to book London to Galashiels 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 London to Galashiels by train.

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Which train companies operate between London and Galashiels?

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

  • East Coast
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • ScotRail

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.