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Paisley to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
    06:02
  • Last train
    23:56
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 24m
  • Distance
    78 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    82
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 52m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Paisley to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Paisley to Edinburgh take around 1 hour and 24 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 78 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Paisley and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Paisley to Edinburgh?

Journeys between Paisley 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 84 departures on the route from Paisley 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 78 departures.

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

The Paisley to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 24 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Paisley around 06:02 and the last train is around 23:56. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Paisley around 06:02, and the last at 00:17.

When to book Paisley 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 Paisley to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Paisley and Edinburgh?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • 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 Paisley 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.