Thurso to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 32m
  • Distance
    294 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    9hr 10m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Thurso to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Thurso to Edinburgh take around 7 hours and 32 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 294 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Thurso and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Thurso to Edinburgh?

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

We usually find around 4 departures on the route from Thurso 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 3 departures.

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

The Thurso to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 32 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Thurso around 06:50 and the last train is around 16:32. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Thurso 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 Thurso to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Thurso and Edinburgh?

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

  • East Coast
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • ScotRail

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.