The cheapest trains from Edinburgh to London

Showing times and prices for 13 Jun

Cheapest

£83

Average

£129

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 £ 129 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 83.

Cheapest
10:30Edinburgh Waverley4h15 14:45London Kings Cross
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£831One-way
10:51Edinburgh Waverley5h45 16:36London Euston
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£1221One-way
09:30Edinburgh Waverley4h19 13:49London Kings Cross
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£1351One-way
10:00Edinburgh Waverley4h40 14:40London Kings Cross
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£1761One-way

Timetable Edinburgh to London

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09:30Edinburgh Waverley4h19 13:49London Kings Cross
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10:00Edinburgh Waverley4h40 14:40London Kings Cross
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10:30Edinburgh Waverley4h15 14:45London Kings Cross
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10:51Edinburgh Waverley5h45 16:36London Euston
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20 Jun
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24 Jun
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25 Jun
£83London North Eastern Railway
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26 Jun
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27 Jun
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28 Jun
£83London North Eastern Railway
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29 Jun
£58London North Eastern Railway
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30 Jun
£83London North Eastern Railway
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1 Jul
£68London North Eastern Railway
£31National Express
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The fastest trains from Edinburgh to London

Showing times and prices for 13 Jun

Fastest Journey

4 h 15 m

Average

4 h 44 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

534 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Edinburgh for London every day 4 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 44 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 15 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 h 45 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
10:30Edinburgh Waverley4h15 14:45London Kings Cross
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£831One-way
09:30Edinburgh Waverley4h19 13:49London Kings Cross
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£1351One-way
10:00Edinburgh Waverley4h40 14:40London Kings Cross
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£1761One-way
10:51Edinburgh Waverley5h45 16:36London Euston
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£1221One-way

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Journey Summary

Edinburgh to London Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
5 hours 31 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £66
Trains depart from:Edinburgh
Trains arrive in:London
Distance:534 km
Train Companies:Avanti West Coast, 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.

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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 to London from Edinburgh?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to London for as low as £83  for the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Edinburgh to London?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Edinburgh to London train prices are on average £110  one way.
What is the distance to London from Edinburgh via train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Edinburgh to London via train to be approximately 330 miles (533 km).
How long does it take from Edinburgh to London by train?
On average the Edinburgh to London train time is 4 h 23 min  covering the 330 miles (533 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
When travelling by train from Edinburgh to London, which train station in Edinburgh do I depart from and which train station in London do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Edinburgh, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway. When you arrive in London, your train can arrive in train stations including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Edinburgh Waverley   to London Victoria.

Where is the train station in Edinburgh? Where is the train station in London?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in London most often arrive at London Victoria and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.

What train providers go from Edinburgh to London?
When taking a train from Edinburgh to London, you can count on London North Eastern Railway, Virgin Trains or Caledonian Sleeper for the best way to get you to London. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to London from Edinburgh and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Are there any Edinburgh to London direct trains?
Yes, you can look for direct trains from Edinburgh to London 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.
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 journey departs from Edinburgh at 04: 40. The last train leaves from Edinburgh at 09: 30. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Edinburgh to London and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to London from Edinburgh for the best deals?
If you purchase Edinburgh to London train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £110. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to London from Edinburgh. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
London
Edinburgh Waverley
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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.