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Edinburgh to Rochester by train

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    23:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 22m
  • Distance
    564 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    25
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 15m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Rochester by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Rochester take around 5 hours and 22 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 564 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Rochester.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Rochester?

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

We usually find around 25 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Rochester 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 27 departures.

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

The Edinburgh to Rochester train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 22 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Rochester is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 23:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:52, and the last at 00:31.

When to book Edinburgh to Rochester 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 Rochester by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Rochester?

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

  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • East Coast
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • Southeastern
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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

Rochester 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.