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Cheap Trains to Edinburgh
"Probably the most beautiful city we have ever seen.” The Black Eyed Peas
Take in a rugby match at Murrayfield, enjoy an entertaining visit to the Edinburgh Fringe, or stroll up to Arthur's Seat. As Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh is an excellent destination with some of the UK's best attractions; ideal for families and groups of friends, it is also a popular place to travel on business.
Tain journeys run to Edinburgh from many UK cities including London, Glasgow, York, Newcastle, Leeds and Aberdeen. The East Coast Main Line to London terminates at Edinburgh Waverley. In 2019 LNER introduced Azuma trains with Japanese bullet train technology, the London to Edinburgh route now takes around 4 hours. Edinburgh Waverley station is in walking distance from tourist attractions including the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh Zoo is worth a visit if you've got kids. The Fringe is the world's largest arts festival, and a trip to Edinburgh for the Hogmanay is a must for everyone on New Year's Eve.
Imagine yourself on top of a rocky hill, overlooking a medieval city paved with setts or cobblestones, castles towering above and a fantastic view of the sea. Where else would you rather spend your vacation than one of Scotland's most beautiful cities? Setting foot in this city will make you feel like you have time travelled to a different era or gone straight to a real-life Hogwarts.
Top Edinburgh Tours and Attractions
Edinburgh's city centre is composed of the Old and New towns, two distinct locations close enough to walk between. From the airport, you can take the tram towards York Place, getting off at Princes Street, you can then get to the centre of the Old Town in around 5 minutes. The beautiful fortress of Edinburgh Castle sits on top of an extinct volcano and is one of Scotland's most famous landmarks. Walk along the Royal Mile or take the tram to Waverley station to visit other attractions such as the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, a six-floor magical gallery with interactive exhibitions, including puzzles, mazes, and holograms.
At The Scotch Whisky Experience, there are 3,500 bottles of Scotland's national drink. The Royal Mile Market at Tron Kirk is a great place to shop, you can grab some local food if you get hungry.
The New Town is an excellent place for art lovers to visit; the National Portrait Gallery, the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art and the Scottish National Gallery are located here. These three galleries house the most exciting and historical art in the country.
Main Stations in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Waverley, with 20 platforms, is the main station in Scotland's capital city on the east coast mainline. Edinburgh Haymarket is the second-largest station in the city, located in the West End of the city. Edinburgh Park, also in the west, serves Edinburgh Park business park and the Hermiston Gait Shopping Centre.
- Edinburgh Haymarket
- Edinburgh Park
Popular Routes to Edinburgh
Most trains to Edinburgh travel across the East Coast Mainline, but trains into Edinburgh also come from Glasgow or the Northern cities of Aberdeen and Inverness. If you're looking for tips on other destinations to visit before you journey to Edinburgh, take a look at one of the popular routes pages below.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get the cheapest train tickets to Edinburgh?
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What is the cheapest way to travel to Edinburgh?
The train is still the cheapest way to travel to Edinburgh. Use our tips above to save more money.
Can you get the train to Edinburgh?
There is a direct line from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross, which takes just 4 hours. There are also major stations on route, such as York and Peterborough.