St Albans to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
    05:23
  • Last train
    23:45
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 59m
  • Distance
    504 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    49
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 21m
  • Train operators

Travelling from St Albans to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from St Albans to Edinburgh take around 4 hours and 59 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 504 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between St Albans and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from St Albans to Edinburgh?

Journeys between St Albans and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 51 departures on the route from St Albans 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 42 departures.

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

The St Albans to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 59 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart St Albans around 05:23 and the last train is around 23:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves St Albans around 05:05, and the last at 23:45.

When to book St Albans 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 St Albans to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between St Albans and Edinburgh?

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

  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • East Coast
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

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.