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Stansted Airport to Edinburgh by train

  • First train
    05:16
  • Last train
    00:30
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 30m
  • Distance
    505 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    30
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 38m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Stansted Airport to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Stansted Airport to Edinburgh take around 5 hours and 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 505 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Stansted Airport and Edinburgh.

1. Are there direct trains from Stansted Airport to Edinburgh?

Journeys between Stansted Airport and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 29 departures on the route from Stansted Airport 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 34 departures.

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

The Stansted Airport to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Stansted Airport around 05:16 and the last train is around 00:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Stansted Airport around 05:25, and the last at 22:15.

When to book Stansted Airport 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 Stansted Airport to Edinburgh by train.

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Which train companies operate between Stansted Airport and Edinburgh?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • Greater Anglia
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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

Edinburgh to Stansted Airport 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.