London to Gretna Green by train

  • First train
    05:31
  • Last train
    23:53
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 46m
  • Distance
    434 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    14
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 19m
  • Train operators

Travelling from London to Gretna Green by train

Fast trains from London to Gretna Green take around 3 hours and 46 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 434 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Gretna Green.

1. Are there direct trains from London to Gretna Green?

Journeys between London and Gretna Green usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from London to Gretna Green 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 London to Gretna Green?

The London to Gretna Green train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 46 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Gretna Green is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:31 and the last train is around 23:53. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 05:49, and the last at 23:28.

When to book London to Gretna Green 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 Gretna Green by train.

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Which train companies operate between London and Gretna Green?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • Northern
  • ScotRail
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • 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.