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Train Stations in Edinburgh Scotland

Greetings all!
We will be traveling in Oct by Train from Edinburgh Scotland to London to catch our flight home.

We are staying on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh , and I was wondering which train station in Edinburgh is close to the Royal mile?
There seems to be 3 to choose from
Edinburgh (EDB)
" ( EGY)
" (EDP)

Any thoughts on which stations is based to catch a non-stop in to London?


Posted by
2561 posts

The main station is Edinburgh Waverley (EDB) and is a short walk from the Royal Mile. The others are suburban stations.

Trains to London are direct but are not non-stop.

Book with the train operator and look for Advance tickets.

Posted by
1389 posts

Hi, Nate,

Most of the trains from Edinburgh terminate at Euston or King's Cross. If you're heading south on the day of your flight home, be sure to give yourselves enough time to get to Heathrow or Gatwick. I'm assuming that you'll be taking the tube.

There are about 30 trains per day serving that route, starting about 5:30 a.m., and taking upward of four hours for the journey.

Safe travels!

Mike (Auchterless)

Posted by
33332 posts

Are you intending to fly over the ocean the same day as leaving Edinburgh by train?

What time is your flight?

The East Coast route into Kings Cross is much faster than the West Coast route into Euston.

Posted by
27426 posts

I wouldn't want to sleep in Edinburgh the night before a transatlantic flight home. You'll have no protection if there's a rail problem. Those are rare, but they can happen.

Posted by
713 posts

I wouldn't want to sleep in Edinburgh the night before a transatlantic
flight home.

Same here. I really liked Edinburgh, and hope to return. But the only way I'd spend the night there before a transatlantic flight home from London, is if I were through-ticketed on an airline, from Edinburgh to London to my final destination.

Posted by
5678 posts

Much as I adore Scotland, I am going to agree with others that it would be better to get to London the day before. Or change the flight.

Posted by
119 posts

I agree with the advice above, have the final night with a stay in London, go out for an evening meal, have a stress free short trip to the airport the next day.

It was only five weeks ago that a major power failure left thousands of people stranded on trains and at stations around the country, the power came back on, but newer trains couldn't be restarted without a technician's visit.

In the item below, 13 hours to reach London-Kings Cross from Edinburgh.