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Edinburgh to Heathrow by train
Fastest journey5hr 6m
Trains per day26
Avg. journey time6hr 20m
Travelling from Edinburgh to Heathrow by train
Fast trains from Edinburgh to Heathrow take around 5 hours and 6 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 532 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Heathrow.
1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Heathrow?
Journeys between Edinburgh and Heathrow usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Heathrow 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 28 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Heathrow?
The Edinburgh to Heathrow train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 6 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Edinburgh to Heathrow train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Heathrow 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 05:48, and the last at 23:34.
When to book Edinburgh to Heathrow 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 Heathrow by train.
Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Heathrow?
More than one train company operates on the route from Edinburgh to Heathrow, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Avanti West Coast
- Caledonian Sleeper
- East Coast
- Greater Anglia
- Heathrow Connect
- Heathrow Express
- London North Eastern Railway
- London Underground
- Serco Caledonian Sleeper
- TfL Rail
- UK Rail Connections
- Virgin Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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