Trains from Colchester to Edinburgh

Colchester to Edinburgh train information

Colchester Edinburgh train map

Train duration 6h13m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Colchester, England
Distance 327 Miles

Which train company can I use?

There are many rail companies across the country & Europe. By searching for your ticket on gopili, you can see the trains from Colchester in England to Edinburgh in Scotland as well as the rail company for this route.

How much times does it take?

There are 327 miles between the two cities and the average duration between Colchester to Edinburgh is around 6h13m. Train travel is most of the time the fastest way to travel to Edinburgh from Colchester, and it's also a greener option than driving or taking the plane.

What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?

Fares can change quickly. We recommend you to launch a search to check the latest available offers.

Best prices for Colchester to Edinburgh train tickets

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Colchester - Edinburgh prices calendar

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

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Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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Buying your ticket in advance is most of the time cheaper than leaving it to the day you intend to travel. Yet, as you can notice in the graph above, the cost of train tickets Colchester to Edinburgh do not tend to change a lot and cost £70.

Best prices for Colchester to Edinburgh trains

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

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Discount Colchester - Edinburgh train tickets

The most efficient way to spend less on your Colchester Edinburgh train ticket may be to get a railcard. While regional railcards can be obtained in some areas, National railcards enable you to save money on most rail fares across the country. Everyone is eligible to at least 1 of the railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

  • When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several trips. But is it really relevant when taking the train from Colchester to Edinburgh? Grab your calculator, taking into account:

    A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

    B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

    C = average fare for a Colchester Edinburgh ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)

    Start by dividing A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. You will see the average number of trips needed per year to start saving money.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 2 trips from Colchester to Edinburgh (one way journey).

  • All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most adult fares, hence you will save 1/3 on most train tickets.

(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
Colchester 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