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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4 h 19 m
4 h 43 m
Trains per day
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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
5 hours 15 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£58|
|Trains depart from:||Edinburgh|
|Trains arrive in:||London|
|Train Companies:||Virgin Trains, London North Eastern Railway|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.