The cheapest trains from Edinburgh to London

Showing times and prices for 23 Sep

Cheapest

£84

Average

£93

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

The average ticket from Edinburgh to London will cost around £ 93 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 84.

Cheapest
08:30Edinburgh Waverley4h19 12:49London Kings Cross
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£841One-way
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10:30Edinburgh Waverley4h20 14:50London Kings Cross
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£841One-way
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11:00Edinburgh Waverley4h40 15:40London Kings Cross
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£841One-way
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09:00Edinburgh Waverley4h38 13:38London Kings Cross
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£841One-way
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09:30Edinburgh Waverley4h23 13:53London Kings Cross
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£841One-way

Timetable Edinburgh to London

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thu, 23 Sep
08:00Edinburgh Waverley4h40 12:40London Kings Cross
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08:30Edinburgh Waverley4h19 12:49London Kings Cross
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08:52Edinburgh Waverley5h42 14:34London Euston
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09:00Edinburgh Waverley4h38 13:38London Kings Cross
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09:30Edinburgh Waverley4h23 13:53London Kings Cross
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10:00Edinburgh Waverley4h40 14:40London Kings Cross
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10:30Edinburgh Waverley4h20 14:50London Kings Cross
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10:52Edinburgh Waverley5h41 16:33London Euston
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11:00Edinburgh Waverley4h40 15:40London Kings Cross
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Wed
22 Sep
£84London North Eastern Railway
£12Megabus
£97easyJet
Thu
23 Sep
£189London North Eastern Railway
£17Megabus
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Fri
24 Sep
£88London North Eastern Railway
£17Megabus
£72easyJet
Sat
25 Sep
£84London North Eastern Railway
£13Megabus
£82British Airways
Sun
26 Sep
£84London North Eastern Railway
£22Megabus
£105British Airways
Mon
27 Sep
£84London North Eastern Railway
£13Megabus
£44easyJet
Tue
28 Sep
£69London North Eastern Railway
£13Megabus
£44easyJet
Wed
29 Sep
£59London North Eastern Railway
£13Megabus
£44easyJet
Thu
30 Sep
£127London North Eastern Railway
£13Megabus
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Fri
1 Oct
£84London North Eastern Railway
£12Megabus
£44easyJet
Sat
2 Oct
£59London North Eastern Railway
£12Megabus
£65easyJet
Sun
3 Oct
£84London North Eastern Railway
£12Megabus
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Mon
4 Oct
£69London North Eastern Railway
£13Megabus
£38easyJet
Tue
5 Oct
£69London North Eastern Railway
£13Megabus
£36easyJet
Wed
6 Oct
£59London North Eastern Railway
£12Megabus
£36easyJet
Thu
7 Oct
£69London North Eastern Railway
£12Megabus
£36easyJet
Fri
8 Oct
£84London North Eastern Railway
£12Megabus
£45easyJet
Sat
9 Oct
£59London North Eastern Railway
£12Megabus
£90easyJet
Sun
10 Oct
£84London North Eastern Railway
£12Megabus
£92easyJet
Mon
11 Oct
£84London North Eastern Railway
£13Megabus
£43easyJet
Tue
12 Oct
£59London North Eastern Railway
£13Megabus
£36easyJet

The fastest trains from Edinburgh to London

Showing times and prices for 23 Sep

Fastest Journey

4 h 19 m

Average

4 h 47 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

534 km

Of the 9 trains that leave Edinburgh for London every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 534 km distance in an average of 4 h 47 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 19 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 h 42 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
08:30Edinburgh Waverley4h19 12:49London Kings Cross
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£841One-way
10:30Edinburgh Waverley4h20 14:50London Kings Cross
0 changes
£841One-way
09:30Edinburgh Waverley4h23 13:53London Kings Cross
0 changes
£841One-way
09:00Edinburgh Waverley4h38 13:38London Kings Cross
0 changes
£841One-way
08:00Edinburgh Waverley4h40 12:40London Kings Cross
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£881One-way

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Train Information to London from Edinburgh

distanceDistance330 miles (533 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 19 min
priceAverage train ticket price£97 (€108)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersLondon North Eastern Railway, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper or Cross Country

Trains from Edinburgh to London cover the 330 miles (533 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 19 min with our travel partners like London North Eastern Railway, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper or Cross Country. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £97, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £69. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in London Victoria.

Train companies

CrossCountry Edinburgh – London

CrossCountry trains will get you from Edinburgh to London from £69. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Edinburgh to London you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

CrossCountry tickets between Edinburgh and London are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect journey with CrossCountry between Edinburgh and London all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current CrossCountry train timetables and train tickets available on Omio for the 330 miles (533 km) journey. You can also see relevant travel information for the CrossCountry train, such as luggage policy and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Edinburgh to London routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best CrossCountry Edinburgh to London train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to London with CrossCountry!

    These are CrossCountry 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Edinburgh to London:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    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.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Edinburgh to London
    Travel by train to London easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to London.
    FAQs
    What is the cost of cheap trains from Edinburgh to London?
    You can find a cheap train from Edinburgh to London for some dates and times for as low as £69  one way in the next 7 days.
    What is the cost of a train ticket from Edinburgh to London on average?
    The Edinburgh to London train ticket price is on average £97  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
    How many miles is it from Edinburgh to London by train?
    You should expect to travel around 330 miles (533 km)  to London from Edinburgh by train.
    How long is the train from Edinburgh to London?
    On average the train from Edinburgh to London duration is 4 h 19 min  for the 330 miles (533 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
    Which train station in Edinburgh goes to London? Which train station do I come into London from Edinburgh?

    When departing from Edinburgh, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway. When arriving in London, you can end your route in train stations like London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

    Omio customers book a train from Edinburgh Waverley   to London Victoria   most frequently for this route.

    Where is the train station in Edinburgh to go to London? Where is the train station in London located?

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Edinburgh.

    The most popular arrival train station, London Victoria, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of London.

    What train companies offer a service to London from Edinburgh?
    Take the Edinburgh to London train with London North Eastern Railway, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route between Edinburgh and London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Is there a direct train between Edinburgh and London?
    Yes, there are 16 direct trains per day from Edinburgh to London. You can look to travel with Avanti West Coast or London North Eastern Railway  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
    How many trains are there from Edinburgh to London a day?
    The average number of trains departing Edinburgh for London is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    When does the first train depart from Edinburgh to London? When does the last train depart from Edinburgh to London?
    The earliest train for this trip departs from Edinburgh at 04: 40. The last train leaves from Edinburgh at 09: 51. Check Omio for the latest train times from Edinburgh to London and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    How early should I buy Edinburgh to London train tickets to get the best deals?
    If you book a train ticket between Edinburgh and London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £97 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to London from Edinburgh are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Edinburgh
    London
    Edinburgh Waverley
    Amenities
    Refreshments
    WC

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
    This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.