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Basel to Edinburgh by train
Fastest journey11hr 44m
Trains per day15
Avg. journey time16hr 20m
Travelling from Basel to Edinburgh by train
Fast trains from Basel to Edinburgh take around 11 hours and 44 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,192 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Basel and Edinburgh.
1. Are there direct trains from Basel to Edinburgh?
Journeys between Basel and Edinburgh usually involve 2 changes of train.
We usually find around 19 departures on the route from Basel to Edinburgh every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 9 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Basel to Edinburgh?
The Basel to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 11 hours and 44 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Basel to Edinburgh train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Basel around 05:21 and the last train is around 23:38. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Basel around 06:18, and the last at 19:51.
When to book Basel to Edinburgh train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 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 Basel to Edinburgh by train.
Which train companies operate between Basel and Edinburgh?
More than one train company operates on the route from Basel to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Avanti West Coast
- Caledonian Sleeper
- East Coast
- East Midlands Trains
- First TransPennine Express
- Grand Central
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
- London North Eastern Railway
- London Underground
- Serco Caledonian Sleeper
- Train Express Regional
- 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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