Trains from Portsmouth to Edinburgh

Portsmouth to Edinburgh train information

Portsmouth Edinburgh train map

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Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Portsmouth, England
Distance 366 Miles

Which train company can I use?

There are several rail providers across the UK & Europe. By searching for your ticket on gopili, you will be able to see the trains connecting Portsmouth in England to Edinburgh in Scotland as well as the rail company for this route.

How much times does it take?

There are 366 miles between Portsmouth to Edinburgh. Travelling by train is normally the fastest solution to go to Edinburgh from Portsmouth, and it’s also a greener option than taking your car or using the plane.

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

Prices can vary depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Portsmouth to Edinburgh train tickets

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Portsmouth - Edinburgh prices calendar

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

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Portsmouth - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

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Generally, the earlier you buy your train ticket, the cheaper it will be but there can be some exceptions. We collected the data from the past 6 months in order to find the best time to get your train tickets Portsmouth to Edinburgh. The results illustrate that buying your train from Portsmouth to Edinburgh in advance is not always cheaper.

We found tickets at £52 when purchasing your ticket 3 days in advance whereas you will need to spend at least £171 if you purchase your seat 7 days in advance. Thus, according to our data, the best time to book your train is 3 days in advance as it is 70% cheaper than 7 days in advance.

Best prices for Portsmouth to Edinburgh trains

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

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Discount Portsmouth - Edinburgh train tickets

Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and deals exist to spend less for your Portsmouth 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 many types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

Why should I buy 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 Portsmouth to Edinburgh 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 journeys from Edinburgh to Portsmouth, the railcard will have paid for itself.

How much does a railcard cost?

The price to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to have the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for an entire year.

(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
Portsmouth 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