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Lowestoft to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
    05:42
  • Last train
    23:35
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 21m
  • Distance
    503 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    13
  • Avg. journey time
    9hr 3m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Lowestoft to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Lowestoft to Edinburgh take around 6 hours and 21 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 503 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lowestoft and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Lowestoft to Edinburgh?

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

We usually find around 13 departures on the route from Lowestoft to Edinburgh every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Lowestoft to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 21 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Lowestoft around 05:42 and the last train is around 23:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lowestoft around 06:38, and the last at 23:35.

When to book Lowestoft 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 Lowestoft to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lowestoft and Edinburgh?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Greater Anglia
  • London North Eastern Railway

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

Edinburgh to Lowestoft 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.