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Birmingham to Edinburgh train information

Birmingham Edinburgh train map

Train duration 4h38m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Birmingham, England
Distance 246 Miles
Train operators Cross Country, Virgin Trains
Lowest train price from £28.50
Average train price £74.00

Which train company can I use?

There are many rail companies across the country & Europe but the journey connecting Birmingham in England to Edinburgh in Scotland are run by Cross Country, Virgin Trains.

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?

Based on our data, the lowest fare to travel in the next month is £28.50. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for Birmingham to Edinburgh train tickets

from £28.50 MORE 4h52m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £11.00 MORE 9h05m
Flight
from £29.19 MORE 9h38m

Birmingham - Edinburgh prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Birmingham to Edinburgh by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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National Express£30

Loco2£49

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National Express£27

Loco2£39

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National Express£23

Loco2£39

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

Train times Birmingham to Edinburgh

When are the next trains to Edinburgh?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Birmingham New Street
17:03
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
22:08
5h05m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
17:31
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
22:38
5h07m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
18:03
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
23:00
4h57m Cross Country
Tomorrow
Birmingham New Street
09:03
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
14:01
4h58m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
09:20
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
14:21
5h01m Virgin Trains
Birmingham New Street
10:03
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
14:58
4h55m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
10:20
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
15:36
5h16m Virgin Trains
Birmingham New Street
11:03
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
16:03
5h00m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
11:20
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
16:20
5h00m Virgin Trains
Birmingham New Street
12:03
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
16:55
4h52m Cross Country
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The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Looking at our data, 15 trains from Birmingham to Edinburgh are being operated today and 16 tomorrow. The first Birmingham Edinburgh train departs at 07:03 and the last one departs at 18:03. The first and last departure times might change from one day to another and there might be fewer services during weekends and public holidays. Rail operators may also adapt the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

Birmingham - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

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

90

£17

60

30

£44

15

£47

7

£54

3

£59

1

£65

Same day

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 £65 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.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Birmingham
New Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£38.05 31/07/2019 18:31 Cross Country 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£39.55 29/07/2019 18:31 Cross Country 4 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£44.90 31/07/2019 13:04 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£46.40 29/07/2019 13:04 4 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£50.75 31/07/2019 12:31 Cross Country 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£51.00 06/08/2019 08:15 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£52.00 06/08/2019 12:15 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£54.30 20/07/2019 13:15 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
Birmingham
New Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£56.75 31/07/2019 08:31 Cross Country 2 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

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 £73.05 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £73.05 (£88/£73.05 = 1.2), 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 3 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 £73.05 £48.70 £24.35 1.21

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

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

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