Day Trip to Edinburgh by Rail

Return train tickets to Edinburgh with reserved seats - Entry to Edinburgh Castle - Open top bus tour - Time for shopping - Free city map

Approx. 15 hours
Mobile & printed vouchers accepted


  • Return train travel from London, including reserved seating
  • See the beautiful city of Edinburgh on an open-top bus tour
  • Enjoy admission to Edinburgh Castle and see The Scottish Crown Jewels
  • Plenty of time to shop
  • Complimentary map of the city


  • Reserved train seats
  • Open-top bus tour
  • Admission to Edinburgh Castle
  • Meet and greet at Kings Cross St Pancras station

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and beverages (unless stated otherwise)
  • Guide

Please Note

Please Note: You will be sent a separate email with your train tickets, Edinburgh Bus Tour & Edinburgh Castle Entry. You will need all these documents for your trip. Please print Edinburgh Bus Tour voucher as you will need to exchange it for a ticket at Andrew Square. If you do not receive the email please contact the reservations team on 44 207 233 7030. Once booked this tour is non-refundable. This tour is unescorted. Train seats are allocated on first come first serve basis & not guaranteed together.


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Day Trip to Edinburgh by Rail

Approx. 15 hours

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Welcome and Departure
You will need to be at King’s Cross Station at 6:45am with your train e-tickets for your outbound and inbound rail journeys. Your train will depart at 7:00am and arrive in to Edinburgh at 11:22am.

Please print your Open Top Bus Tour and Edinburgh Castle tickets.

Edinburgh – Open-Top 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.

Edinburgh Castle
Enjoy free admission to Edinburgh Castle, where you can marvel at the sparkling Scottish Crown Jewels and photograph breathtaking panoramic views of the city’s famous skyline.

Return Journey
After a thrilling day spent discovering Edinburgh, your train departs at 5:30pm, arriving back in London at 10:09pm. (Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time).

First Class (optional) includes refreshments served at your seat

Train Schedule:
Days of departure: Monday to Friday
London to Edinburgh
Departure from Kings Cross Station: 7:00am
Arrival at Edinburgh Waverly Station: 11:22am

Meet your representative outside the ticket office in Kings Cross Station.

Meeting time: 6:30am
Departure from Kings Cross Station: 7:00am
Arrival at Edinburgh Waverly Station: 11:22am
Journey time: 4hr 20min approx.

Edinburgh to London
Departure from Edinburgh Waverly Station: 5:30pm
Arrival at Kings Cross Station: 10:09pm
Journey time: 4hr 40 min approx.

Hop-on Hop-off Edinburgh Schedule:
Edinburgh Tours operates all year round. (April 2023 onward TBC).
Tours runs every day except 25 December & 1 January.
Bus Departs from St Andrew Square bus stop, North Side, Edinburgh EH2 1AF.

Edinburgh Castle
You will received a timed ticket for Edinburgh Castle.

You should allow at least 2 hours to see all of 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).

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