You can get from Edinburgh to London by train, bus or flight.
To get from Edinburgh to London on 19 Jan we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||330 miles (533 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight, coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£16 - £86|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £16 • 8 h 40 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • £82 • 1 h 15 min|
|Popular travel companies||easyJet, Megabus or London North Eastern Railway|
Take a flight, coach or train to travel 330 miles (533 km) between Edinburgh and London. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £16. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are easyJet, Megabus or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Edinburgh to London.
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Visitors travelling between the Scottish capital of Edinburgh and the English capital of London have a number of buses, trains and flights to choose from. The fastest option is to fly, which takes just over one hour to complete an average direct journey; while trains offer a more direct route from the centres of both cities, and buses offer a slower but inexpensive alternative.
Daily bus service from Edinburgh are operated by National Express, the main company offering services on this route. The journey of over 500 kilometres from Edinburgh coach station takes around 9 hours to arrive at London Victoria Coach Station. Some journeys require a change to be made at Birmingham, which extends the journey time to around 11 hours. Journeys begin around 6:30 a.m. and continue with at least four journeys per day.
There are a number of options for train travel between these two famous cities, including two trains per hour departing Edinburgh Waverley for London Kings Cross with Virgin East Coast. Services from Virgin East Coast take around 4 hours to complete and begin with commuter trains around 7:30 a.m. each morning. East Coast Trains also offer a service from Edinburgh Waverley to London Kings Cross taking around the same time as the Virgin option.
A number of services operate between Edinburgh and London's various airports, including Flybe services departing three times per day to London City Airport. EasyJet also offers services between Edinburgh and London Stanstead beginning around 6:30 a.m. each morning. In addition, British Airways offer a regular service between Edinburgh and Heathrow taking around 1 hour.
You can travel between Edinburgh and London 3 different ways: flight, coach or train.
Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to London. Tickets for a coach cost on average £16.
This is compared to other travel options to London:
A coach is £66 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Edinburgh to London costing on average £82.
A coach is about £70 less than a train, which costs on average £86 for this route.
The fastest way to get to London from Edinburgh is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.
There are alternative travel options to London that can usually take longer:
In comparison, going by coach can take 8 h 40 min on average.
In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 3 min of travel time.
You should expect to travel around 330 miles (533 km) from Edinburgh to London.
The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to London is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to London from Edinburgh as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Edinburgh to London:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to London, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct services available from Edinburgh to London with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to London as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Edinburgh and London.
Before travelling from Edinburgh to London, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Edinburgh to London tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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