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Edinburgh to Grimsby train

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

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from £117.10 MORE 6h10m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Edinburgh to Grimsby
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Discount Edinburgh to Grimsby train tickets

The most efficient way to pay less on your Edinburgh Grimsby train ticket may be to have a railcard. While regional railcards can be obtained in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least 1 of the railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.

Why should I buy a railcard?

When purchasing a railcard, you aim to break even after several journeys. But is it really worth it when travelling from Edinburgh to Grimsby? Check with your calculator, taking into account:

A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

B = average saving with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average price for a Edinburgh Grimsby ticket (i.e.: £117.10)(1)

Start by dividing A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be profitable. Then divide that number by C. The result is the average number of journeys needed across the year to be profitable.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£117.10 = 0.75. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done on average 1 trips from Edinburgh to Grimsby (one way journey).

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards give you 34% off most adult fares, hence you will save 1/3 on most rail 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 Grimsby train £117.10 £78.07 £39.03 0.75

(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

Best price found for train ticket from Edinburgh to Grimsby

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

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Proximity journey

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

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Things to do in Grimsby

We have compiled for you a list of 6 places that you can do in Grimsby.

  • Waltham Windmill
  • Royal Dock
  • Mini Railway
  • Ross Tiger
  • Fishing Heritage Centre
  • Fish Docks Nos 1,2,3

If you're travelling to Grimsby for the first time and you do not have a clear idea of the places that you can do during your time over there, we're here to help. The different options you have will obviously depend on your availabilities as well as your areas of interest but the team at Gopili helps you find the popular areas in Grimsby.

Waltham Windmill is probably among the main tourist places for visitors. You can also go to see Ross Tiger or Royal Dock which are most of the time suggested by the people who have already explored the city.

Another noteworthy location that you may want to see is Fishing Heritage Centre if you want to know more about the city.

Mini Railway is also a place that we will suggest you to visit if you got enough time during your trip.

Finally, if you're still looking to find out more about Grimsby, Fish Docks Nos 1,2,3 can be the final step of your trip. While visitors may not consider it as the most important thing to do, it will help you get a complete picture of the city and its history.

Train ticket types for your travel

Rail tickets may look a bit complex at first sight but it's simple to understand their functioning. To begin, there are three main rail tickets types available in the United Kingdom for your train Edinburgh to Grimsby: Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets.

  • Advance Ticket : They are a good way to obtain cheap train tickets. These tickets are applicable up to 12 weeks before travel and offer the biggest discounts. To take benefit of these tickets you must book ahead: the earlier you buy, the cheaper the train prices are! Advance tickets Edinburgh to Grimsby are every time sold as singles, but if you want to book tickets for a return trip, just purchase two Advance tickets. Advance train tickets are only valid for the date and train they are booked for. Also, these tickets cannot be refunded but can be amended before departure.
  • Off-Peak Ticket : If you want more flexibility than an Advance train ticket, the Off-Peak train tickets could be for you. Off-Peak train tickets are flexible and valid at “off peak” times of the day. Off-Peak train tickets are cheaper than the Anytime ticket and still give the flexibility of going on any Off-peak trains. They can be bought any time before travelling, even at the last minute. These tickets are valid at any time of the day on Weekend, and Public Holidays and after around 09:30 on days of the week.
  • Anytime ticket : They are fully flexible and they can be used on any train, at any time, on any day. They provide complete security when you can't be certain of your travel times, or if you need to change the day you go. They are more costly than advance or Off-Peak but they can be refunded.
  • For your information more ticket types exist in the United Kingdom to travel to Grimsby, like Super-Off-Peak tickets, Season tickets, Rover and Rangers tickets…

And if you change?

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

Bus from Edinburgh to Grimsby

Flights from Edinburgh to Grimsby

How to find cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Grimsby ?

Finding cheap train tickets can be difficult because travelling by train can cost a lot. Therefore we wanted to give our tricks in order to get cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Grimsby.

When should I book my ticket?

To travel for less you need to purchase your ticket in advance. A good timing to buy your advance train ticket is approximately 12 weeks before. Therefore you must remember to book abount 3 months in advance. Thanks to this trick you should make great savings of up to 80%.

When is the best time to travel?

The most expensive times to travel are during the morning commute time and in the late afternoon for your train ticket Edinburgh to Grimsby. Train fares are more expensive during these hours and hence you will pay less by travelling very early, in the middle of the day or late in the evening.

2 single tickets vs 1 return: which is cheaper?

If you already know at what time you need to take the return journey, you should have a look at the price of two single tickets as they may work out cheaper than a return. The only condition is to get the exact train you purchased.

What are split tickets?

Split-ticketing for your journey to Grimsby is another money saving trick. It is completely legitimate to split your ticket into several tickets covering the different stages of your journey, the only condition is that the train you're in calls at the stations you bought tickets for.

Transport operators from Edinburgh to Grimsby

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

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Departure and arrival for your train travel

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

Edinburgh - Grimsby: the best time to book cheap trains

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Overall, the earlier you book your train, the cheaper it should be but there can be some exceptions. We had a look at the results from the past six months in order to identify the best time to purchase your train tickets Edinburgh to Grimsby. The results show that buying your train from Edinburgh to Grimsby in advance can be more expensive.

We found seats at £113 when buying your train 1 day in advance while you will need to spend a minimum of £120 if you purchase your seat 3 days in advance. Thus, based on our data, the best time to get your ticket is 1 day in advance as it is 6% cheaper than 3 days in advance.

Travel information for your train journey

Edinburgh Grimsby train

Route Edinburgh to Grimsby

Edinburgh Grimsby train map

Train duration 6h10m
Arrival city Grimsby, England
Departure city Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 207 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £117.10
  • Find your ticket on gopili to identify the different operators for your train from Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) to Grimsby (Yorkshire and the Humber England). The services on board can vary depending on the rail operator.
  • There are 207 miles between both cities and the average duration connecting Edinburgh to Grimsby is approximately 6h10m. Taking the train is often the quickest option to go to Grimsby from Edinburgh, and it's also a greener option than driving or flying.
  • Looking at our data, the starting price to take the train in the next 30 days is £117.10. This price is based on an adult ticket and is not including the money you can save with a railcard.

Book cheap train from Edinburgh to Grimsby

You are able to purchase your Edinburgh to Grimsby train ticket in 3 different ways:

When purchasing your train tickets online, you can quickly compare journey schedules and fares to get the best deal. Almost all rail operators and online ticket retailers give the ability to do this. Once your ticket is bought, you will get a confirmation email with a collection number that you will need with your card to get your ticket at the station before your journey.

Most train providers as well as few independent ticket retailers will have phone numbers for you to make your purchase by phone.

Depending on the station, you are able to either get your train ticket at the ticket office or with a ticket vending machine available at many stations. We advise you to check beforehand if the station offers these services and the opening hours.

Gopili helps you find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Grimsby by comparing journey times and prices across all train operators. You can then sort the offers by price, duration, departure time to find the ticket that suits your requirements. Need to find the best fare for the way back? Check the prices of train tickets Grimsby to Edinburgh with our travel search engine and get the best deal.