Trains from Derby to Edinburgh

Derby to Edinburgh train information

Derby Edinburgh train map

Train duration 4h15m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Derby, England
Distance 221 Miles
Train operators Cross Country
Lowest train price from £30.70
Average train price £56.00

Which operators can I use?

There are several train providers across the UK & Europe but the services between Derby in England to Edinburgh in Scotland are operated by Cross Country.

How long is the train?

There are 221 miles between the two cities and the average duration between Derby to Edinburgh is around 4h15m. Train travel is most of the time the quickest way to travel to Edinburgh from Derby, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving or taking the plane.

How much does it costs?

We found trains from £30.70 to travel in the next 180 days. Fares may change depending on the travel date as well as how much time in advance you book your ticket.

Best prices for Derby to Edinburgh train tickets

from £30.70 MORE 4h19m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £16.90 MORE 10h13m

Derby - Edinburgh prices calendar

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Train times Derby to Edinburgh

When are the next trains to Edinburgh?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Derby
12:16
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
16:20
4h04m Cross Country
Derby
12:45
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
17:05
4h20m Cross Country
Derby
13:16
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
17:23
4h07m Cross Country
Derby
13:45
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:07
4h22m Cross Country
Derby
14:16
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:22
4h06m Cross Country
Derby
14:45
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
19:06
4h21m Cross Country
Derby
17:18
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
21:28
4h10m Cross Country
Derby
17:42
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
22:13
4h31m Cross Country
Derby
18:17
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
22:19
4h02m Cross Country
Derby
18:45
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
23:03
4h18m 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

Based on our data, 17 trains from Derby to Edinburgh are available today and 18 tomorrow. The first Derby Edinburgh train leaves at 07:13 and the last one leaves the station at 19:09. The first and last departure times can vary every day and there can be fewer services during weekends as well as public holidays. Rail operators may also adjust the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

Derby - 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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£64

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£95

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£59

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£95

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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Derby to Edinburgh are increasing the closer you get to your departure day. According to our data, if you buy your train 1 day in advance, you can find tickets from £59 whereas when purchasing your seat 7 days in advance, you will need to spend at least £95 for your train. Thus, you may save 39% on the price of your ticket by booking 1 day in advance instead of 7 days in advance.

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

Best prices for Derby to Edinburgh trains

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

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Discount Derby - Edinburgh train tickets

National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you can get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to save money for your Derby Edinburgh train ticket.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

The main benefit of using a railcard is that it only takes a couple of 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 card to break-even. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you buy afterwards, you will save money.

As an example, train tickets from Derby to Edinburgh cost on average £55.34 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £55.34 (£88/£55.34 = 1.59), it turns out that after only 2 one way journeys from Edinburgh to Derby, the railcard will have paid for itself.

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

Railcards enable you to save 34% off most train fares for 12 months. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the five other ones £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
Derby to Edinburgh train £55.34 £36.89 £18.45 1.59

(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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