Trains from Birmingham to Edinburgh

Birmingham to Edinburgh train information

Birmingham Edinburgh train map

Train duration 4h38m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Birmingham, England
Distance 246 Miles

Which train company can I use?

There are several rail providers across the UK & Europe. By searching for your ticket on gopili, you will be able to see the trains connecting Birmingham in England to Edinburgh in Scotland as well as the rail company for this route.

How much times does it take?

Travelling by train is a quick and easy option to go to Edinburgh from Birmingham. The average travel time from Birmingham to Edinburgh is 4h38m to cover the 246 miles.

How much does it costs?

Depending how far in advance you purchase your ticket and the travel date, the price of the ticket can vary.

Best prices for Birmingham to Edinburgh train tickets

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Birmingham - Edinburgh prices calendar

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Birmingham - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£17

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£48

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£54

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£59

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Birmingham to Edinburgh tend to increase the closer you get to your departure day. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 2 months in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £17 whereas when booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £66 for your trip. Thus, you will save 75% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 2 months in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

The data are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Birmingham to Edinburgh trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Birmingham and Edinburgh by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Edinburgh to Birmingham and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

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Birmingham Edinburgh train

Discount Birmingham - Edinburgh train tickets

Do you want to travel at the lowest fares? Many railcards and tricks can be obtained to spend less for your Birmingham Edinburgh train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are five types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

  • The main benefit of using a railcard is that you only need a few trips to be profitable.

    You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the railcard to be worth the investment. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you buy after that, you will save money.

    For instance, train tickets from Birmingham to Edinburgh cost on average £50.00 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), it turns out that after only 2 one way trips from Edinburgh to Birmingham, the card will have paid for itself.

  • Railcards enable you to get a third off most adult fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Birmingham to Edinburgh train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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