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 £ 89 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 67.
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4 h 19 m
4 h 44 m
Trains per day
Of the 6 trains that leave Edinburgh for London every day 6 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 19 m .
The slowest trains will take 5 h 49 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.
|Distance||330 miles (533 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 23 min|
|Average train ticket price||£59 (€68)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||London North Eastern Railway, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper or Cross Country|
Trains from Edinburgh to London cover the 330 miles (533 km) long route taking on average 4 h 23 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. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £49, but the average price of train tickets is £59. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in London Victoria.
For as little as £49 you can travel by train to London from Edinburgh with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Edinburgh and London you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
One of the best ways to travel to London from Edinburgh is by taking a train with CrossCountry. Omio helps you find the ideal CrossCountry train from Edinburgh to London by showing you CrossCountry current train timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like luggage policy) and the best prices for this Edinburgh to London route. You can expect to travel 330 miles (533 km) between Edinburgh and London on a train with CrossCountry. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains between Edinburgh and London, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your CrossCountry train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip between Edinburgh and London!
CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train to London from Edinburgh:
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.
There are a few train stations in Edinburgh to start your trip from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway. In London you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in London Victoria.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.2 miles (429 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at London Victoria, located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre.
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