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Getting from Preston to Edinburgh by train

Edinburgh is Scotland’s beautiful capital. Experience the history, gardens, and stunning architecture in this mediaeval town.

Visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse or check out the National Museum of Scotland. There is plenty to see as soon as you step foot out of Edinburgh Waverley Station.

You can get from Preston to Edinburgh in as little as [journey_time]. Some trains may have additional stops, so the average journey takes 2 hours and 34 minutes.

Find the cheapest train tickets from Preston to Edinburgh

You don’t want to spend all your budget on getting from point A to B. To help you get the most out of your money, we offer a range of cheap train tickets and discounts to Railcard holders, senior travellers, and groups.

Whether you’re travelling in Peak, Off-Peak, or Super Off-Peak hours, our Best Fare Finder will help you to find a ticket at the right price at a departure time that suits you.

Plus, if you’re heading away for a short break, we offer a range of 2 For 1 offers to attractions and events. This way, you can find a deal to make your visit special.

Travelling in comfort with Avanti

Answer your emails or scroll through the news with our fast, reliable Wifi. Then arrive thoroughly recharged and refreshed with our onboard power sockets and onboard snacks, drinks and refreshments

Make your journey even more relaxing by booking advance tickets. This way, you’ll get the cheapest ticket with a departure time that’s ideal for you. Or, if you’re making a last-minute trip, you can use our Live Train Journey Tracker. This helps you easily book a ticket for the next train up to your arrival at the station.

Travelling from Preston?

Preston is a charming city with museums, parks, and galleries. Visit the Harris Museum, Art Gallery, and Library to immerse yourself in culture. You can also spend a relaxing afternoon at Avenham Park.

There are plenty of public transportation options to get to the station, including buses. There is also support for private transportation, whether you’re catching a taxi or riding your bicycle and storing it in the sheltered cycle storage.

Travelling to Edinburgh?

Arrive in Edinburgh and bask in the mediaeval history of this capital city. Visit Edinburgh Castle, a popular tourist attraction, or see the Palace of Holyrood House. You can also take a stroll through the Old Town or take in the views from Calton Hill.

Getting around Edinburgh is a breeze. Head to the taxi ranks on Market Street and Waverley Bridge outside of the station, or catch a bus on Princess Street at exit 1. There is also a car park if you’re arriving by car, or cycle storage for those coming and going via bike.

First Class Service

Class on Avanti West Coast means a wider seat, more legroom, a guaranteed table and socket, plus complimentary snacks and drinks as you travel between Preston and Edinburgh. You can also take advantage of free WiFi, perfect for streaming some entertainment or reading an online newspaper. Find out about First Class

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