Winchester to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
    05:19
  • Last train
    23:24
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 17m
  • Distance
    558 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    47
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 23m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Winchester to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Winchester to Edinburgh take around 6 hours and 17 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 558 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Winchester and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Winchester to Edinburgh?

Journeys between Winchester 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 47 departures on the route from Winchester 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 Winchester to Edinburgh?

The Winchester to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 17 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Winchester around 05:19 and the last train is around 23:24. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Winchester around 05:25, and the last at 23:24.

When to book Winchester 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 Winchester to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Winchester and Edinburgh?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • TransPennine Express
  • UK Rail Connections
  • 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.