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Ardrossan to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
    06:34
  • Last train
    22:11
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 1m
  • Distance
    107 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    19
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 20m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Ardrossan to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Ardrossan to Edinburgh take around 2 hours and 1 minute, covering a distance of approximately 107 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Ardrossan and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Ardrossan to Edinburgh?

Journeys between Ardrossan and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 22 departures on the route from Ardrossan to Edinburgh every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 20 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Ardrossan to Edinburgh?

The Ardrossan to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 1 minute, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Ardrossan to Edinburgh train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Ardrossan around 06:34 and the last train is around 20:36. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Ardrossan around 06:34, and the last at 23:17.

When to book Ardrossan to Edinburgh train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Ardrossan to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Ardrossan and Edinburgh?

More than one train company operates on the route from Ardrossan to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • ScotRail
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Edinburgh to Ardrossan by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.