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The cheapest trains

from Edinburgh
to London

Showing times and prices for Sep 17

Cheapest

£69

Average

£80

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Edinburgh to London will cost around £ 80 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 69.

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08:00Edinburgh Waverley4h40 12:40London Kings Cross
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£691One-way
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08:52Edinburgh Waverley5h41 14:33London Euston
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£761One-way
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08:30Edinburgh Waverley4h19 12:49London Kings Cross
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£851One-way
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09:00Edinburgh Waverley4h39 13:39London Kings Cross
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£851One-way
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09:30Edinburgh Waverley4h19 13:49London Kings Cross
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£851One-way

Train Times

Edinburgh to London

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08:00Edinburgh Waverley4h40 12:40London Kings Cross
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08:30Edinburgh Waverley4h19 12:49London Kings Cross
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08:52Edinburgh Waverley5h41 14:33London Euston
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09:00Edinburgh Waverley4h39 13:39London Kings Cross
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09:30Edinburgh Waverley4h19 13:49London Kings Cross
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Mon
Sep 16
£118London North Eastern Railway
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£130easyJet
Tue
Sep 17
£66London North Eastern Railway
£22National Express
£66easyJet
Wed
Sep 18
£61Virgin Trains
£22National Express
£57easyJet
Thu
Sep 19
£73Virgin Trains
£27National Express
£56Ryanair
Fri
Sep 20
£81London North Eastern Railway
£24National Express
£52British Airways
Sat
Sep 21
£37London North Eastern Railway
£22National Express
£46Ryanair
Sun
Sep 22
£81London North Eastern Railway
£30National Express
£143easyJet
Mon
Sep 23
£28London North Eastern Railway
£27National Express
£62easyJet
Tue
Sep 24
£28London North Eastern Railway
£17National Express
£51easyJet
Wed
Sep 25
£28London North Eastern Railway
£15National Express
£47easyJet
Thu
Sep 26
£61Virgin Trains
£19National Express
£36Ryanair
Fri
Sep 27
£81London North Eastern Railway
£29National Express
£62easyJet
Sat
Sep 28
£161Virgin Trains
£22National Express
£121Ryanair
Sun
Sep 29
£66London North Eastern Railway
£27National Express
£81Ryanair
Mon
Sep 30
£27London North Eastern Railway
£15National Express
£51easyJet
Tue
Oct 1
£33Virgin Trains
£13National Express
£36Flybe
Wed
Oct 2
£28London North Eastern Railway
£19National Express
£43easyJet
Thu
Oct 3
£28London North Eastern Railway
£15National Express
£31Ryanair
Fri
Oct 4
£61Virgin Trains
£19National Express
£43easyJet
Sat
Oct 5
£37London North Eastern Railway
£19National Express
£46Ryanair
Sun
Oct 6
£66London North Eastern Railway
£19National Express
£104Flybe

The fastest trains

from Edinburgh
to London

Showing times and prices for Sep 17

Fastest Journey

4 h 19 m

Average

4 h 43 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

534 km

Of the 5 train that leave Edinburgh for London every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 534 km distance in an average of 4 h 43 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 4 h 19 m .

The slowest train will take 5 h 41 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
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08:30Edinburgh Waverley4h19 12:49London Kings Cross
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£851One-way
Fastest
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09:30Edinburgh Waverley4h19 13:49London Kings Cross
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£851One-way
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09:00Edinburgh Waverley4h39 13:39London Kings Cross
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£851One-way
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08:00Edinburgh Waverley4h40 12:40London Kings Cross
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£691One-way
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08:52Edinburgh Waverley5h41 14:33London Euston
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£761One-way

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Journey Summary

Edinburgh to London Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
5 hours 15 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £58
Trains depart from:Edinburgh
Trains arrive in:London
Distance:534 km
TrainTrain Companies:Virgin Trains, London North Eastern Railway

Trains from Edinburgh to London

With frequent, fast connections available every day of the week, including numerous departures per hour, reaching the British capital by rail is a great choice. An extensive service is shared by LNER and Virgin Trains, transporting passengers from the Scottish capital to central London stations in as little as four hours. Onward travel is easily organised as both London arrival stations have excellent links to the underground as well as numerous bus routes.

Which train companies travel from Edinburgh to London?

Trains from Edinburgh to London are shared by LNER and Virgin Trains. LNER offers more frequent services, up to four per hour during peak travel times, and arrive at London Kings Cross. Virgin Trains tend to offer one train every two hours, which terminates at London Euston station.

How long is the train from Edinburgh to London?

The train travel times varies slightly depending on when passengers opt to travel. The fastest is the early morning connection, which takes just four hours and arrives not long after 9:30 a.m. Usually, journeys take less than five hours. All journeys are direct and require no changes or transfers.

How many trains are there from Edinburgh to London?

Trains from Edinburgh to London depart frequently throughout the day. During peak travel, there can be as many as five departures per hour. Train service begins as early as 5:00 a.m. during the week and continues until around 7:30 p.m. Whenever passengers decide to travel, they are sure to find a service that fits their schedule.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Edinburgh to London?

Departure train station: Trains depart from Edinburgh Waverley train station. The centrally located station is right next to Princes Street, the historic Edinburgh Castle and the Princes Street Gardens. The station has no access for cars, but all entrances have step-free access. Within the station, passengers can expect toilet and shower facilities and free WiFi as well as numerous shops, cafes and dining options. Otherwise, the station is directly in the centre of Edinburgh and near the high street offering everything a traveller may require.

Arrival train station: Trains arrive at London Kings Cross or London Euston station. The two are just a 15-minute walk from each other and very centrally located. Both stations have excellent links to public transport, with several underground lines serving the stations as well as numerous bus routes and designated taxi ranks. Passengers may like to purchase an Oyster card, which they can top up to travel on all London public transport options. Both stations are equipped with shopping options, small supermarkets and many cafes and dining options. London Kings Cross also has links to the Eurostar for passengers continuing travel into Europe.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Edinburgh
London
TrainEdinburgh Waverley

Amenities

Refreshments
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