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Hamilton-Edinburgh Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Hamilton to Edinburgh?

Lowest Price$17.55
Fastest Train0h 58m
Trains Per Day11
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Hamilton to Edinburgh right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Hamilton to Edinburgh?

In the last month, $19.71 was the average price of a train ticket from Hamilton, SLK to Edinburgh, EDH. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Hamilton to Edinburgh?

The distance between Hamilton and Edinburgh is approximately 36 miles, or 57 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 58 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Edinburgh.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Hamilton to Edinburgh are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Hamilton at 12:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Hamilton to Edinburgh?

There are 11 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Edinburgh to Hamilton.

Which train should you take from Hamilton to Edinburgh?

2 train services operate from Hamilton, South Lanarkshire to Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of. ScotRail usually has more trains scheduled, with 6 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
ScotRail61h 58m$21.53
ScotRail + Connections51h 9m$17.55

Where is the train station in Hamilton?

There are two stations in Hamilton where you can board the train to Edinburgh:

  • Hamilton Central
  • Hamilton West

Where is the train station in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh has one train station:

  • Edinburgh Waverley

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