Runcorn to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
    05:43
  • Last train
    00:04
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 4m
  • Distance
    294 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    11
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 6m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Runcorn to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Runcorn to Edinburgh take around 3 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 294 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Runcorn and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Runcorn to Edinburgh?

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

We usually find around 13 departures on the route from Runcorn 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 17 departures.

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

The Runcorn to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Runcorn around 05:43 and the last train is around 00:04. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Runcorn around 05:56, and the last at 23:41.

When to book Runcorn 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 Runcorn to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Runcorn and Edinburgh?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • London Midland
  • Transport for Wales
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands 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.