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Edinburgh to Bury St Edmunds by train

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    22:00
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 21m
  • Distance
    484 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    17
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 5m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Bury St Edmunds by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Bury St Edmunds take around 5 hours and 21 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 484 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Bury St Edmunds.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Bury St Edmunds?

Journeys between Edinburgh and Bury St Edmunds usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Bury St Edmunds 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 19 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Bury St Edmunds?

The Edinburgh to Bury St Edmunds train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 21 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Edinburgh to Bury St Edmunds train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Bury St Edmunds is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 22:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 05:48, and the last at 21:00.

When to book Edinburgh to Bury St Edmunds 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 Bury St Edmunds by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Bury St Edmunds?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • Great Northern
  • Greater Anglia
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • ScotRail
  • Thameslink

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

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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.