Trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Helmsdale

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Trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Helmsdale run up to 1 times per hour.

If you’re a frequent rail traveller, you could save 1/3 off train fares with a National Railcard. Visit our Railcards page to find out what Railcards are available.

Plan your journey online before you travel and we’ll always show you the cheapest train tickets available for your chosen times. When you’re travelling outside peak times, choose an Off-Peak ticket to enjoy the best savings.

If you travel on this route regularly, why not purchase a Flexipass or Season ticket and enjoy great savings? You can load these tickets onto your Smartcard so that you never have to worry about carrying, or losing, paper tickets again.

To help make your train travel as easy as possible, download the ScotRail app. From the app you can plan your journey, receive service updates and buy tickets on the go.

Train journey information from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Helmsdale

How much is a train ticket from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Helmsdale?

Trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Helmsdale start at £31.90 one-way when you book in advance. Plan your journey online to see the cheapest train tickets to Helmsdale for your chosen travel times.

How long does it take to travel from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Helmsdale by train?

The average journey time from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Helmsdale is 12 hours 2 minutes. Journey times might be slightly longer on weekends and Bank Holidays. Use our online journey planner or download a timetable for more details.

How many trains a day are there from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Helmsdale?

There are up to 4 trains per day from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Helmsdale.

Are there any direct trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Helmsdale?

No, we don’t operate any direct trains between Edinburgh (Waverley) and Helmsdale. Use our online journey planner to find out where you’ll need to change.

What time is the first train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Helmsdale?

The first train leaves at 08:35 from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Helmsdale. Buy your tickets in advance online or from our app and you’ll have one less thing to do before you board.

What time is the last train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Helmsdale?

The last train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Helmsdale leaves at 17:49.

Can I book assistance for my journey from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Helmsdale?


Yes, we offer Passenger Assist services at the station and on-board between Edinburgh (Waverley) and Helmsdale. You’ll need to book at least 2 hours before you travel, or before 22:00 if you’re travelling early next day. You can book assistance online or by calling our Assisted Travel team on 0800 912 2901.


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