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Trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh

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As you make your way along the tracks, you can sit back and enjoy beautiful views of the dramatic Northumberland coastline before you reach Edinburgh. Trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh will take approximately one hour 30 minutes, and Edinburgh’s Waverley Station is located in a valley between the new town and medieval town areas. Its central location makes it easy for visitors to get to nearby attractions and accommodation in the city centre. The main shopping street, Princes Street, is also just north of the station.

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CrossCountry Trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh (Waverley)

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Travelling to Edinburgh

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Travelling from Newcastle to Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of the UK’s most charming destinations. It boasts a rich history, a plethora of shopping opportunities, vibrant nightlife with theatres and bars, and famous landmarks such as the iconic Edinburgh Castle. Trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh are a fantastic way to travel, as you can relax while you complete your journey, arriving in Edinburgh feeling refreshed and ready to explore.

Are there direct trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh?

Yes, all our CrossCountry trains will take you directly from Newcastle to Edinburgh Waverley. 

What amenities are available onboard trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh?

All our CrossCountry trains from Newcastle to Edinburgh provide a choice of seating options, tables and electric points, and dedicated luggage areas. You can purchase food and drinks from our catering teams. To make your journey even more comfortable, book a seat in our First Class carriage.

Does Edinburgh have step-free access?

All of Edinburgh’s Waverley Station is fully accessible to people with a wide range of mobility needs. Plus, assistance is available to help passengers get to and from the platforms if required.

How far is the city centre?

Edinburgh’s Waverley Station is in the heart of the city, making it quick and easy to get from the station to the action.

Does the station have family areas?

Visitors will find dedicated baby changing areas, waiting rooms and refreshment facilities that are perfect for anyone travelling with children.

More questions?

For further information about Edinburgh Waverley Station, check out our station guide.

Once you have arrived in Edinburgh

Onward travel: Buses & Taxis

Bus services operate from outside of the station, making it easy to get out of the station and immerse yourself in the city. Many buses also run from Princes Street, which is just a short walk from the station. Day tickets are available for most buses, as well as single fares. For taxis, leave the station by the ramp leading to nearby Waverley Bridge and find a taxi rank with black Hackney cabs.

Shopping in Edinburgh

After arriving at Edinburgh Waverley, there is a wide choice of shops to explore on nearby Princes Street. Ocean Terminal, Fort Kinnaird and Gyle Shopping Centre are also popular shopping centres, where everything from high street favourites to luxury brands is available.

Culture in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is perfect for avid culture vultures looking for a new adventure. The Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle are popular tourist draws well worth planning into your journey. There are also plenty of museums and art galleries to explore, including the National Museum of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery. Other cultural sites include the Nelson Monument, Holyrood Palace, St Giles’ Cathedral and Greyfriars Kirkyard.

If you love theatre, this is the city for you. There are amazing shows year-round, but the highlight is the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August. This legendary event is the world's largest arts festival featuring over 3,000 shows, from plays to circus to comedy.

Spending time in Edinburgh?

If you want to spend a day, a long weekend or a whole week in Edinburgh, check out our Guide to Edinburgh to help you plan the perfect journey.

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