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Southampton-Edinburgh Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Southampton to Edinburgh?

Lowest Price£176.19
Fastest Train7h 10m
Trains Per Day8
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Southampton 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 Southampton to Edinburgh?

In the last month, £177.23 was the average price of a train ticket from Southampton, STH to Edinburgh, EDH. Given how far apart Southampton and Edinburgh are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. 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 Southampton to Edinburgh?

The distance between Southampton and Edinburgh is approximately 356 miles, or 573 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 14 hours and 49 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 10 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Southampton to Edinburgh are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Sunday 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 Southampton at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. 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 Southampton to Edinburgh?

There are 8 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 Southampton. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Southampton to Edinburgh for £70.89.

Which train should you take from Southampton to Edinburgh?

2 train services operate from Southampton, Southampton to Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of. CrossCountry + Connections usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
CrossCountry + Connections513h 8m£177.16
South Western Railway + Connections317h 37m£177.34

Where is the train station in Southampton?

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

  • Overline House
  • Woolston

Where is the train station in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh has one train station:

  • Edinburgh Waverley

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