Edinburgh Overnight

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Enjoy a scenic journey through Britain's scenic East Coast before arriving in Edinburgh, where you will get to see the Scottish capital from a hop on hop off bus tour. You'll also have time to explore Edinburgh Castle, where you will get to see the Scottish Crown Jewels and panoramic views of the city skyline. Enjoy an overnight stay at a 3* hotel and spend your second day in Scotland at your leisure before taking

Our guide to Edinburgh Overnight

You will meet at King’s Cross station at 6.30am for your 7.00am departure where you will receive a welcome pack with all the information needed to enjoy your overnight stay in Scotland!

Board the train to Edinburgh, settle back and enjoy the smooth journey along Britain’s beautiful east coast. You will arrive in Edinburgh at 11.32am.

A great way to get acquainted with the Scottish capital, this hop on hop off open-top bus tour will cruise past the best sights Edinburgh has to offer. You’ll see the dominating Edinburgh Castle overlooking the city from its perch on the Castle Rock and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s lavish Scottish residence.

Take in the vibrant atmosphere of the Royal Mile and remember to get a photo of famous canine statue Greyfriars Bobby! Enjoy free admission to historic Edinburgh Castle, where you can gaze at the sparkling Scottish Crown Jewels and familiarise yourself with some important Scottish history. The castle dates back to the 12th century and was involved in many key historical conflicts.

When you’ve seen everything inside the castle, take a walk outside and enjoy unbeatable panoramic views across Edinburgh. Overnight, you will stay at a 3* hotel before taking the second day to explore Edinburgh as you wish.

Whether you want to try some traditional haggis for lunch or delve into some Scottish history at a museum, the choice is yours to decide!  Your return train will depart Edinburgh at 5.30pm, arriving back in London at 10.18pm.

Schedule (subject to change)

London to Edinburgh train departure schedule:

  • Check-in time: 6.30am
  • Departure from Kings Cross Station: 7:00am
  • Arrival at Edinburgh Waverly Station: 11.22am

Edinburgh to London train departure schedule:

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

Hop-on, Hop-off Edinburgh bus schedule

  • Apr-Jun, Sep-Oct: the last tour is at 6:00pm and runs every 15 minutes
  • Jul-Aug: the last tour is at 7:15pm, runs every 10-15 minutes
  • Nov-Mar: the last tour at 4:15pm, runs every 20 mins


Monday to Wednesday. Does not operate during August.

Start times



2 days.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Edinburgh Overnight

  • Itinerary is subject to change without notice.
  • Once received, please print all documents, rail and entry tickets.  You will need all these documents for your trip.
  • Train seats are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis and not guaranteed together.
  • Cancellation Policy: You are eligible for a full refund if you cancel your booking at least 14 days before the travel date. However, if you cancel within 14 days of the travel date, your tour will be non-refundable.

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