Zurich to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
    05:08
  • Last train
    18:34
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    12hr 48m
  • Distance
    1,248 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    6
  • Avg. journey time
    19hr 20m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Zurich to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Zurich to Edinburgh take around 12 hours and 48 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,248 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zurich and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Zurich to Edinburgh?

Journeys between Zurich and Edinburgh usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 7 departures on the route from Zurich 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 8 departures.

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

The Zurich to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 12 hours and 48 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Zurich around 05:08 and the last train is around 17:34. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Zurich around 05:08, and the last at 18:34.

When to book Zurich to Edinburgh train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 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 Zurich to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Zurich and Edinburgh?

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

  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • East Coast
  • Eurostar
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Lyria
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • TGV
  • 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.