Trains to Edinburgh
Cheap Trains to Edinburgh
"Probably the most beautiful city we have ever seen.” The Black Eyed Peas
Tell us which station you want to go to and in no time you could be having fun in the beautiful city that is Edinburgh with Chris Hoy and J.K.Rowling (Well you never know). You might want to take in a rugby match at Murrayfield, enjoy an interesting visit to the Edinburgh Fringe or take a stroll up to Arthur's Seat. Edinburgh is a great destination with some of the UK's best attractions, ideal for families and groups of friends; it's also a very popular place to travel on business.
Visiting Edinburgh by Train
We recommend a visit to Edinburgh Zoo if you've got kids. A trip to Edinburgh for Hogmanay is a must for everyone.
Train Fact: Edinburgh's Alexander Graham Bell was told by the Western Union that the telephone he invented was "an interesting novelty without any commercial possibilities.
Imagine yourself on top of a rocky hill, overlooking a medieval city paved with setts or cobblestones, castles towering above and an amazing view of the sea. Where else would you rather spend your vacation than one of Scotland's most beautiful cities - Edinburgh? 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. Harry Potter fan or not, that view will surely be pleasant to the eyes.
Edinburgh's city centre is mainly composed of the Old and New towns, two distinct locations that are close enough to walk between. From the airport, you can take the tram heading to York Place and get off at the Princes Street station. A five to seven-minute walk will get you to the centre of the Old Town. The first thing you will probably notice when you arrive in this part of the city is the beautiful fortress sitting on top of an extinct volcano. This is Edinburgh Castle, one of Scotland's most famous landmarks. You can then walk straight 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 that has interactive collections of different exhibitions such as puzzles, mazes and holograms.
If you would like to see a collection of more than 3,500 bottles of Scotland's national drink, then The Scotch Whisky Experience would be highly recommended. Fancy a little shopping? Then head straight to the Royal Mile Market at Tron Kirk, where you can grab some authentic food if you get hungry.
The nearby New Town is a dream come true for art lovers. It is where the National Portrait Gallery, the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art and the Scottish National Gallery are located. These three galleries house the most interesting and historical artworks in the country.
Main stations in Edinburgh:
- Edinburgh Haymarket
- Edinburgh Waverley
- Edinburgh Park
Frequently Asked Questions
Which train companies go to Edinburgh?
The main services from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station are run by London North Eastern Railway and Abellio ScotRail.
How do I get cheap train tickets to Edinburgh?
The best way to get cheap train tickets to Edinburgh is buy getting split tickets through us. We also recommend buying your tickets well in advance.
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.