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Find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Croydon

Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from Edinburgh to Croydon by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest Edinburgh to Croydon train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.

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Departure and arrival for your train travel

A lot of trains travel day to day between Edinburgh to Croydon. They serve the following train stations: Edinburgh Waverley train station, Croydon East Croydon train station

And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Edinburgh to Croydon:

Bus from Edinburgh to Croydon

Travel information for your train journey

Route Edinburgh to Croydon

Edinburgh Croydon train map

Train duration -
Arrival city Croydon, England
Departure city Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 341 Miles
  • There are several rail operators across the UK & Europe. By searching for your ticket on gopili, you are able to see the trains from Edinburgh in Scotland to Croydon in England as well as the rail operator for this journey.
  • Travelling by train is a fast and simple solution to travel the 341 miles from Edinburgh to Croydon.
  • Depending how far in advance you book your ticket and when you travel, the price of the train may vary.

Transport operators from Edinburgh to Croydon

The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Edinburgh to Croydon.

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Main train ticket types in United Kingdom

There are three main rail tickets types in England, Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets. Each ticket types gives different fares and travel flexibility. But other tickets types are available like Season tickets, Super-Off-Peak tickets or Rover and Rangers tickets for example. Let's see the different types of train ticket from Edinburgh to Croydon below:

If you want to buy the cheapest available ticket, Advance tickets are convenient for you. These tickets are available 12 weeks before travel and offer biggest reductions. The earlier you book, the cheaper the train prices are! But you can't cancel your advance rail ticket, they are non-refundable, and they are sold as singles.

Off-Peak and Super Off-peak tickets are available on numerous trains outside of peak travel times. Thanks to these tickets you make your journey at Off-Peak time, so don't have to pay the fare of a completely flexible Anytime ticket. You can be reimbursed if you decide not to travel.

Anytime tickets is convenient for you, if you want a entirely flexible ticket with no restrictions to travel. They allow the best flexibility in your time of travel. But they are not recommended if you want the lowest type of ticket Edinburgh to Croydon.

Season tickets are perfect for you if you make the same journey more than three or four times a week. In this instance, Season Tickets offer better value for money compared to buying daily tickets.

Best price found for train ticket from Edinburgh to Croydon

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Edinburgh to Croydon by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to Croydon. Your Edinburgh to Croydon train ticket is just few clicks away!

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Discount Edinburgh to Croydon train tickets

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

The main benefit of purchasing a railcard is that you only need a couple of trips to earn as much money as you spent.

You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets in a year for the railcard to break-even. It corresponds to the cost of the card, £30, divided by the saving, 34%. On every train that you book after that, you will make savings.

As an example, train tickets from Edinburgh to Croydon 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 Croydon to Edinburgh, the card will have paid for itself.

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards give you 34% off most train fares, thus you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(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
Edinburgh to Croydon train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(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

Things to do in Croydon

We have compiled for you a list of 6 points of interests that you can do in Croydon.

  • Honeywood House
  • BedZED
  • Shirley Windmill
  • Carshalton Water Tower
  • Crystal Palace Museum
  • Crystal Palace Subway

As travel experts, we understand that preparing a trip and finding all the information about a specific destination can be long. We aim to help you by suggesting some things to do, whether you are visiting for the weekend or for holidays.

Each year, many people are visiting Croydon. If you are looking to visit one of the most popular place of the city, you have to visit Honeywood House. If you have the time, we will also recommend you to visit Carshalton Water Tower and BedZED to complete your visit.

Another interesting location that you can discover is Crystal Palace Museum if you want to find out more about the city.

Shirley Windmill is also a place that we will advise you to visit if you have spare time during your trip.

Lastly, if you're still looking to discover more about Croydon, Crystal Palace Subway can be the last step of your trip. While visitors might not consider it as the most interesting place to visit, it will enable you to get a full picture of the city and its history.

How to find cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Croydon ?

Here's how to find cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Croydon. By following these few tricks, you will often find cheap train tickets for your trip.

  • To travel for less you need to purchase your ticket in advance. A good timing to purchase your advance train ticket is approximately 3 months before. Thus you must try to book abount 90 days in advance. Thanks to this tip you can enjoy great savings of up to 80%.
  • You will also take notice that, the most affordable time to travel is outside the peak train times, which are between 06:30 to 9:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Therefore, try to avoid travelling during commuting hours and you will save money on your train ticket Edinburgh to Croydon.
  • For some trains, it costs less to book 2 singles instead of a return ticket. You will have less flexibility as you need to know in advance the time you wish to come back but cheaper tickets might be available.
  • Sometimes, purchasing a ticket from Edinburgh to an intermediary station and then an additional ticket from this station to Croydon is cheaper than getting only one ticket for your entire journey. Splitting your ticket can help you save money.

Proximity journey

Many trains run from Edinburgh to Croydon, but there are also near stations served like for instance:

Book cheap train from Edinburgh to Croydon

Edinburgh to Croydon train ticket can be bought via different options:

You are able to book your tickets online via the rail operators' websites like Virgin Trains, ScotRail, South West Trains, Arriva Trains. You may also get train tickets on Ticket Retailers' websites like Redspottedhanky or Raileasy.

If you don't want to book your ticket at the station or online, you are able to contact the rail companies by phone. Most of them can take your booking by phone.

If you prefer to buy your ticket at the station, you have the ability to do it either by yourself via the ticket vending machine and with an agent. Please note some rural stations might not benefit from all these services.

The easiest way to find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Croydon is to have a look online at the prices from all train operators. Gopili helps you to do it by comparing in one search journey times and fares across all existing offers. If you need to make a journey back to Edinburgh later on, train tickets Croydon to Edinburgh are also available on gopili.