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Portsmouth to Edinburgh by train
Fastest journey6hr 58m
Trains per day30
Avg. journey time8hr 55m
Travelling from Portsmouth to Edinburgh by train
Fast trains from Portsmouth to Edinburgh take around 6 hours and 58 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 591 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Portsmouth and Edinburgh.
1. Are there direct trains from Portsmouth to Edinburgh?
Journeys between Portsmouth and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 33 departures on the route from Portsmouth to Edinburgh 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 47 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Portsmouth to Edinburgh?
The Portsmouth to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 58 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Portsmouth to Edinburgh train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Portsmouth around 04:25 and the last train is around 23:24. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Portsmouth around 04:43, and the last at 23:34.
When to book Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth to Edinburgh by train.
Which train companies operate between Portsmouth and Edinburgh?
More than one train company operates on the route from Portsmouth to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Caledonian Sleeper
- East Coast
- Great Western Railway
- London North Eastern Railway
- London Underground
- Serco Caledonian Sleeper
- South West Trains
- South Western Railway
- 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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