Explore Edinburgh by Rail
Important Information
Train Schedule:

Newcastle to Edinburgh – Monday to Friday
Outbound Journey
Departure: 08:47am
Arrival: 10:47am

Return Journey
Departure: 6:30pm
Arrival: 08:15pm

York to Edinburgh – Monday to Friday
Outbound Journey
Departure: 7:35am
Arrival: 10:20am

Return Journey
Departure: 6:30pm
Arrival: 9:15pm

Darlington to Edinburgh – Monday to Friday
Outbound Journey
Departure: 8:08am
Arrival: 10:20am

Return Journey
Departure: 7:00pm
Arrival: 9:14pm

Crewe to Edinburgh – Monday to Friday
Outbound Journey
Departure: 7:09am
Arrival: 10:18am

Return Journey
Departure: 4:52pm
Arrival: 8:00pm

Carlisle to Edinburgh – Monday to Friday
Outbound Journey
Departure: 9:02am
Arrival: 10:18am

Return Journey
Departure: 4:52pm
Arrival: 6:06pm

Oxenholme to Edinburgh – Monday to Friday
Outbound Journey
Departure: 8:23am
Arrival: 10:18am

Return Journey
Departure: 6:52pm
Arrival: 8:42pm

Hop-on hop-off bus tour schedule:

Edinburgh Tour: 2 April – 28 October 2023
09:06am – 17:54pm (Every 12 minutes)

Edinburgh Tour: 29 October - 31 March 2024
09:00am – 16:00pm (Every 30 minutes)

Duration: The full tour lasts around an hour.

Majestic Tour: 2 April – 28 October 2023
09:00am – 17:30pm (Every 15 minutes)

Majestic Tour: 29 October 2022 – 31 March 2024
09:00am – 16:00pm (Every 30 minutes)

Duration: The full tour lasts around an hour.

City Sightseeing Edinburgh: 2 April – 28 October 2023
09:00am – 18:00pm (Every 10 - 12 minutes)

City Sightseeing Edinburgh: 29 October – 31 March 2024
09:00am – 16:00pm (Every 30 minutes)

Duration: The full tour lasts around an hour.

Bus Departs from St Andrew Square bus stop, North Side, Edinburgh EH2 1AF

Edinburgh Castle:

You will receive a timed ticket for Edinburgh Castle.

You should allow at least 2 hours to see all the castle highlights.

Summer (1 April to 30 Sep)
Open 9.30am till 6pm

Winter (1 Oct - 31 Mar)
Open 9.30am to 5pm

The castle is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day (25 and 26 December) and New Year's Day (1 January).

Please note:

All train times are subject to variations on the day of travel. Please check before travelling.

HIGHLIGHTS
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Spend the day exploring Edinburgh with our return rail package! We offer a range of UK stations to depart from, making your trip easy and convenient. Filled with exciting attractions and magnificent architecture, there is lots to see and do in Scotland’s capital.

Choose between a range of activates to do in Edinburgh for the ultimate sightseeing adventure. Whether you want to see the city’s main sights, explore inside the iconic castle, or have a cultural scotch whisky experience, we have something for everyone!

Hop-on Hop-off bus tour

Delve into the Scottish capital’s rich history with a hop-on hop-off bus tour that takes in all the major sights: the Royal Mile, Greyfriars Bobby, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and atmospheric Edinburgh Castle.

With three different routes, you’ll have panoramic views of the whole city and its iconic landmarks. Hop on and off as you wish to explore further!

Edinburgh Castle

Wander the grounds of Edinburgh Castle, where you can marvel at the sparkling Scottish Crown Jewels and photograph breathtaking panoramic views of the city’s famous skyline. As one of the most famous icons of the city, you’ll be sure to have a wonderful experience inside!

Scotch Whisky Experience

Enjoy this 5-star attraction located on the Royal Mile next to Edinburgh Castle. This attraction will allow you to tour five of Scotland’s whisky-producing regions. This fun and interactive experience is a great way to embrace the Scottish national drink!

Explore Edinburgh by Rail
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