Day Trip to Edinburgh By Rail  

Check-in time: 6:30am | Return: 10:18pm
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Day Trip to Edinburgh By Rail Spend a day visiting the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, famous for its castle and annual festival.

An early check in at 6.30am at King's Cross Station is followed by a train journey along Britain's beautiful east coast during which you can marvel at the countryside or get some shut-eye. After an 11.30am arrival in Edinburgh, your visit will start with a hop-on, hop-off Open-Top Bus Tour of the city that takes in all the major sites: the Royal Mile, Greyfriars Bobby, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the atmospheric Castle that looms over the whole of Edinburgh. You'll have free admission to the Castle, where you can see the Scottish Crown Jewels and take in the breath-taking panoramic views. The return train journey to London leaves at 5.30pm and arrives back at King's Cross at 10.18pm.

The tour is unescorted.




  • Return train tickets to Edinburgh with reserved seats
  • Entry to Edinburgh Castle
  • Open top bus tour
  • Free city map
  • First class (optional extra) includes refreshments served at your seat.
  • Cancelled bookings up to 24 hours before travel receive a full refund



Days of departure:Monday to Saturday

Departure Schedule: London - Edinburgh
Check-in time: 6:30am
Departure from Kings Cross Station: 7:00am
Arrival at Edinburgh Waverly Station: 11:22am

Departure Schedule: Edinburgh - London
Check-in time: 5:00pm
Departure from Edinburgh Waverly Station: 5:31pm
Arrival at Kings Cross Station: 10:14pm

Hop-on Hop-off Edinburgh Schedule:

Apr-Jun, Sep-Oct:last tour at 6:00p.m, runs every 15 minutes
Jul-Aug:last tour at 7:15 pm, runs every 10-15 minutes
Nov-Mar:last tour at 4:15 pm, runs every 20 minutes

Tour runs daily excluding 25 December.

Full mobility facilities on all tour buses and subtitled screen downstairs for hard of hearing.

Additional Information


    What's Included 

  • Reserved train seats
  • Open Top Bus Tour
  • Admissions to Edinburgh Castle
What's Excluded

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel Transfer
  • Food and beverages
  • Guide

Please Note:
  • Please note, there are no storage facilities for prams or pushchairs and rucksacks/suitcases over 30L will not be permitted.
  • Once booked this tour is non-refundable.
  • This tour is unescorted.
  • Train seats are allocated on first come first serve basis rail and entry tickets. You will need all these documents for your trip.
  • Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day 

King's Cross Railway Station Attraction offers

Day Trip to Edinburgh By Rail images

Day Trip to Edinburgh By Rail   

Day Trip to Edinburgh By Rail

Day Trip to Edinburgh By Rail  

Underground Stations

Underground Stations

King's Cross Tube Station
1 minutes walk
Euston Tube Station
10 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Camden Road Overground Station
19 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Judd Street NCP
7 minutes walk
Arcade Car Parks
9 minutes walk

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