Edinburgh by Train - 1 day tour

Tour Summary

Edinburgh by Train

One day tour

Travel northwards from London by high-speed train. On arrival in Edinburgh, it’s just a short walk to your waiting open-top tour bus for a day of exploration. Visit fabled Edinburgh Castle (included), then tour the medieval Old Town to see the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Queen’s Park and the Scottish Parliament building. Enjoy some time for souvenir shopping before catching your express train back to London.

High Speed Train - travel from London to Edinburgh in just under 4.5 hours

Edinburgh Tour - your hop-on, hop-off tour features 14 convenient stops for easy sightseeing

Edinburgh Castle - see the Scottish Crown Jewels and admire the panorama from the battlements

Palace of Holyroodhouse - get a unique view of HM The King’s official residence in Scotland

Old Town - discover the city’s colourful history with a drive along the ancient Royal Mile

New Town - marvel at the classic Georgian architecture, grand squares and sweeping crescents

Movie locations - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Trainspotting and Outlander

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Full Tour Itinerary

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Return standard class train tickets between London and Edinburgh with seat reservations
  • City tour of Edinburgh by open-top bus
  • Admission to Edinburgh Castle
  • Customised tour itinerary
  • Service charges and taxes


  • Admission charges unless stated above
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature

Departure information

From Kings Cross Railway Station
Euston Road
London N1 9AL

Check-in: 06:30 hrs
Tour Departs: 07:00 hrs
Tour Returns: 20:55 hrs

Child details

Child discount applies to children aged 5 to 15 years inclusive.

Children aged under 5 years travel free of charge, but no train seat is provided.  

Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.  

Price Notes

IMPORTANT: Once booked this tour cannot be changed or cancelled

Train Times
The times shown above are for guidance only. The train times for your journey will be shown on your tickets and itinerary.

Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.

Product code 
RT 00179

Tour route map

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