Skipton to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 32m
  • Distance
    234 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 59m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Skipton to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Skipton to Edinburgh take around 3 hours and 32 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 234 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Skipton and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Skipton to Edinburgh?

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

We usually find around 31 departures on the route from Skipton 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 29 departures.

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

The Skipton to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 32 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Skipton around 05:41 and the last train is around 20:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Skipton around 05:19, and the last at 23:12.

When to book Skipton 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 Skipton to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Skipton and Edinburgh?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • 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.