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Cambridge to Edinburgh Trains From £24.10

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Buy cheap train tickets from Cambridge to Edinburgh for just £24.10. Book in advance to secure the most affordable fare, instead of the average ticket price of £129.00. The train journey from Cambridge to Edinburgh typically takes approximately 4h 45m. You can expect a frequency of 22 trains available daily. For further information, please consult our Train Journey Planner and Train Timetable.

Cambridge to Edinburgh Train Prices and Times

To find the cheapest train tickets from Cambridge to Edinburgh, it is recommended to book in advance and avoid traveling during peak times. Compare train prices and times below for the best deals on rail fares.

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  1. 05:23
    Cambridge
    10:08
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    4h 45m, No direct
    ThameslinkLumo
  2. 05:57
    Cambridge
    11:14
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    5h 17m, No direct
    CrossCountryLNER
  3. 06:22
    Cambridge
    11:20
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    4h 58m, No direct
    Great NorthernEast Midlands Railway
  4. 06:57
    Cambridge
    12:14
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    5h 17m, No direct
    CrossCountryLNER
  5. 08:00
    Cambridge
    13:04
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    5h 4m, No direct
    CrossCountryGrand Central
  6. 08:00
    Cambridge
    13:12
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    5h 12m, No direct
    CrossCountryLNER
  7. 08:35
    Cambridge
    13:21
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    4h 46m, No direct
    Great NorthernGreater Anglia
  8. 09:00
    Cambridge
    14:15
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    5h 15m, No direct
    CrossCountryLNER
  9. 10:00
    Cambridge
    15:09
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    5h 9m, No direct
    CrossCountryLNER
  10. 11:00
    Cambridge
    16:16
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    5h 16m, No direct
    CrossCountryLNER
  1. 11:00
    Cambridge
    16:16
    Paris
    5h 16m, No direct
    CrossCountry
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  2. Cambridge to Edinburgh Train Route Details

    The Cambridge to Edinburgh train ticket is £24.10. The average travel time is 4h 45m, covering a distance of approximately 471 miles. There are usually 22 daily trains provided by Lumo. To plan your train journey in advance, please refer to our train route table.

    First train
    05:23
    Last train
    21:00
    Departure station
    Cambridge
    Arrival station
    Edinburgh
    Journey time
    4h 45m
    Distance
    471 miles
    Price
    £24.10
    Train Operators
    Lumo

    Choose Cambridge to Edinburgh Train Ticket Types

    Find the train ticket type that best suits your travels from Cambridge to Edinburgh. Discover more about these ticket types and how they can help you save in our guides below.

    Off-Peak & Super-Off Peak train tickets

    Off-Peak & Super-Off Peak train tickets

    Off-Peak tickets are cheaper and more flexible, allowing for travel during less busy times. Super Off-Peak tickets are even cheaper and are perfect for less conventional schedules.

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    Return train tickets

    Return train tickets

    Valid for both an outward and return journey from the same destination on your chosen route.

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    Advance train tickets

    Advance train tickets

    Typically the most cost-effective option for train travel. They are usually available for purchase 12 weeks before the travel date.

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    Season train tickets

    Season train tickets

    Season tickets allow unlimited travel between two stations and can save you more than 1/3 on train fares.

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    Save 1/3 on Cambridge to Edinburgh Trains with Railcards

    Railcards offering up to 1/3 off Cambridge to Edinburgh train fares for eligible passengers. There are Student Railcards for young people, Senior Railcard for seniors, check below to find the railcard type that suits you best.

    TypeDiscount
    16-25 Railcard1/3 OFFFrom £129.00 Save £42.57
    26-30 Railcard1/3 OFFFrom £129.00 Save £42.57
    Two Together Railcard1/3 OFFFrom £129.00 Save £42.57
    Senior Railcard1/3 OFFFrom £129.00 Save £42.57

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    Book in Advance

    Book in Advance

    Advanced train tickets are typically the most cost-effective option for train travel. They are usually available for purchase 12 weeks before the travel date.

    Group Travel

    Group Travel

    Get a 1/3 discount on Off-Peak tickets through GroupSave if you are travelling with a group of 3 to 9 adults.

    Season Tickets

    Season Tickets

    A weekly or monthly train pass which includes unlimited travel between two stations. It could help you save more than 1/3 on train fares.

    Flexi Travel

    Flexi Travel

    8 days of unlimited travel between two stations within a 28-day period.

    Cambridge to Edinburgh train FAQs

    • When is the first train from Cambridge to Edinburgh?

      The first train from Cambridge to Edinburgh is at 05:23.
    • Are there direct trains from Cambridge to Edinburgh?

      No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Edinburgh, and passengers would need to make 2 changes during the journey.
    • How long is the train journey from Cambridge to Edinburgh ?

      The train journey from Cambridge to Edinburgh typically takes an average of 5h 27m, with the fastest journey duration being around 4h 45m.
    • How much is a train from Cambridge to Edinburgh ?

      The cost of a train from Cambridge to Edinburgh can vary, with the cheapest fare typically starting at £24.10 and the average price being around £129.00.
    • What times are off-peak trains from Cambridge to Edinburgh ?

      In general, the off-peak period typically starts after 09:30 and excludes the evening rush hours of 15:30–18:15 for travel to and from major cities. The specific times may differ depending on the route and train company, but generally, you can expect off-peak times to fall outside the usual commuting hours. For Transport for London, off-peak times are observed on weekdays from the first service until 06:30, from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.