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Leaving from Edinburgh Waverly Station, your comfortable CrossCountry train will whisk you down the coast of Scotland to Berwick upon Tweed, just over the English border. This is arguably one of the most stunning sections of track in the whole country, giving you amazing views from your train window.
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Travelling to Berwick
First CrossCountry train - 06:06
Last CrossCountry train - 20:04
Travelling Edinburgh to Berwick
The little town of Berwick upon Tweed is the northernmost town in England, just a couple of miles from the Scottish border. Nestled in some of the most beautiful coastal countryside in the UK this town makes for the perfect relaxing holiday destination, whether you choose to go for a long weekend or longer, there’s plenty to explore.
Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Berwick?
Yes, CrossCountry runs a regular service between Edinburgh to Berwick with no need to change.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Edinburgh to Berwick?
On our trains from Edinburgh to Berwick you can enjoy all the comforts you would expect from a CrossCountry service. Enjoy a variety of seating options, including tables, electric points for charging devices as standard, and dedicated luggage storage space. A trolley service of light refreshments and hot and cold drinks is also available. If you fancy even more comfort, we recommend upgrading to a First Class ticket.
Does Berwick-upon-Tweed Station have step-free access?
Those visiting Berwick-upon-Tweed will find the station has step free access throughout, as well as ramps for train access and accessible ticket machines.
How far is the city centre?
Berwick-upon-Tweed Station is located just a short walk from many of the main attractions of the town.
Does the station have family areas?
The station has baby changing facilities as well as waiting rooms where families can spend time while waiting for their train. Those with a First Class ticket can also make use of a dedicated lounge.
For further information about Berwick-upon-Tweed, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Berwick-upon-Tweed
Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Berwick-upon-Tweed
Much of Berwick-upon-Tweed is accessible by foot from the station, however should you prefer, regular buses pass the station and there is a taxi rank adjacent to the station building.
Shopping in Berwick-upon-Tweed
People have been travelling to visit Berwick’s ancient charter Markets on Marygate in the town centre for centuries. Held every Wednesday and Saturday the market offers visitors the chance to taste some of the very best of the local produce from veggies to locally reared meats. There are also plenty of shops selling gifts, clothing and handmade items. Local cafés, eateries and traditional pubs dot the town so that when you’ve shopped until you are dropping, it’s easy to slide yourself into a seat and order a cup of coffee, a meal, or even a pint.
Culture in Berwick-upon-Tweed
Local history and Heritage is an important part of the culture of Berwick, exploring the Elizabethan Walls, the 18th Century army barracks, and the historic Cromwellian church can give visitors a glimpse into the past. If this history is something which interests you, the tourist information centre organises regular guided tours. If you’re looking for something more sedentary, The Maltings is a great art centre with an eclectic programme of live performances and films. The city also boasts two art galleries, so there is plenty to explore.