Maidenhead to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
    04:08
  • Last train
    21:47
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 26m
  • Distance
    519 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    56
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 30m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Maidenhead to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Maidenhead to Edinburgh take around 5 hours and 26 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 519 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Maidenhead and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Maidenhead to Edinburgh?

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

We usually find around 47 departures on the route from Maidenhead to Edinburgh 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 71 departures.

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

The Maidenhead to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 26 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Maidenhead around 04:08 and the last train is around 21:47. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Maidenhead around 04:11, and the last at 22:17.

When to book Maidenhead 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 Maidenhead to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Maidenhead and Edinburgh?

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

  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • TfL Rail
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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

Edinburgh to Maidenhead 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.