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Edinburgh to Hereford by train

  • First train
    05:48
  • Last train
    23:36
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 39m
  • Distance
    434 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    16
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 55m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Hereford by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Hereford take around 4 hours and 39 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 434 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Hereford.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Hereford?

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

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Hereford every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 26 departures.

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

The Edinburgh to Hereford train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 39 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Hereford is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 06:52 and the last train is around 23:33. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 05:48, and the last at 23:36.

When to book Edinburgh to Hereford 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 Edinburgh to Hereford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Hereford?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London Midland
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

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

Hereford to Edinburgh 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.