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Edinburgh to Ardrossan by train

  • First train
    05:03
  • Last train
    00:33
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 56m
  • Distance
    107 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    45
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 20m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Ardrossan by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Ardrossan take around 1 hour and 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 107 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Ardrossan.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Ardrossan?

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

We usually find around 54 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Ardrossan 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 31 departures.

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

The Edinburgh to Ardrossan train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Ardrossan is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:03 and the last train is around 00:33. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:27, and the last at 23:30.

When to book Edinburgh to Ardrossan 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 Edinburgh to Ardrossan by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Ardrossan?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • ScotRail
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Ardrossan to Edinburgh by train

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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.