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Swansea to Edinburgh by train
Trains per day33
Avg. journey time9hr 40m
Travelling from Swansea to Edinburgh by train
Fast trains from Swansea to Edinburgh take around 7 hours, covering a distance of approximately 484 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Swansea and Edinburgh.
1. Are there direct trains from Swansea to Edinburgh?
Journeys between Swansea and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Swansea 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 61 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Swansea to Edinburgh?
The Swansea to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 7 hours, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Swansea to Edinburgh train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Swansea around 04:58 and the last train is around 22:32. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Swansea around 04:18, and the last at 23:32.
When to book Swansea 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 Swansea to Edinburgh by train.
Which train companies operate between Swansea and Edinburgh?
More than one train company operates on the route from Swansea to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- Avanti West Coast
- East Coast
- First Great Western
- First TransPennine Express
- Great Western Railway
- Serco Caledonian Sleeper
- TransPennine Express
- Transport For Wales
- 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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