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from Edinburgh to London

You can get from Edinburgh to London by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to London on 20 Jun we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:15Edinburgh, Elder Street9h45 21:00London
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£351One-way
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11:15Edinburgh, Elder Street9h45 21:00London
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£351One-way
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22:45Edinburgh, Elder Street9h30 08:15London
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£411One-way
21:50Edinburgh, Elder Street9h00 06:50London
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£491One-way
17:30Edinburgh Airport1h25 18:55London Heathrow Airport
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£1491One-way

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19 Jun
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£35Megabus
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Sun
20 Jun
£121London North Eastern Railway
£35Megabus
£90easyJet
Mon
21 Jun
£122Avanti West Coast
£35Megabus
£57easyJet
Tue
22 Jun
£83London North Eastern Railway
£35Megabus
£60easyJet
Wed
23 Jun
£83London North Eastern Railway
£35Megabus
£47easyJet
Thu
24 Jun
£83London North Eastern Railway
£35Megabus
£39easyJet
Fri
25 Jun
£83London North Eastern Railway
£35Megabus
£61easyJet
Sat
26 Jun
£106London North Eastern Railway
£32National Express
£49British Airways
Sun
27 Jun
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£35Megabus
£104British Airways
Mon
28 Jun
£135London North Eastern Railway
£34National Express
£62easyJet
Tue
29 Jun
£83London North Eastern Railway
£35Megabus
£44easyJet
Wed
30 Jun
£83London North Eastern Railway
£35Megabus
£38easyJet
Thu
1 Jul
£83London North Eastern Railway
£35Megabus
£38easyJet
Fri
2 Jul
£83London North Eastern Railway
£35Megabus
£43easyJet
Sat
3 Jul
£65Avanti West Coast
£29National Express
£49easyJet
Sun
4 Jul
£83London North Eastern Railway
£34National Express
£55easyJet
Mon
5 Jul
£83London North Eastern Railway
£29National Express
£36easyJet
Tue
6 Jul
£68London North Eastern Railway
£31National Express
£36easyJet
Wed
7 Jul
£68London North Eastern Railway
£35Megabus
£36easyJet
Thu
8 Jul
£83London North Eastern Railway
£35Megabus
£36easyJet
Fri
9 Jul
£83London North Eastern Railway
£29National Express
£36easyJet
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General Information About the Journey from Edinburgh to London

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.

Buses from Edinburgh to London

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.

Trains from Edinburgh to London

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.

Flights from Edinburgh to London

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.

Travel Tips

Travel from Edinburgh to London
Travel 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 are my travel options from Edinburgh to London?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Edinburgh to London. You can take a coach, flight or train.

How many miles are between Edinburgh and London

London is approximately 330 miles (533 km) away from Edinburgh.

When going from Edinburgh to London, where do I depart from Edinburgh and where do I arrive in London?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Edinburgh to London:

  • Flights from Edinburgh to London most often leave from Edinburgh Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
  • Coaches from Edinburgh to London most often leave from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from Edinburgh Waverley and tend to arrive in London Victoria.
Which travel companies can take me 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:

  • Travel with easyJet to go to London by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find easyJet Edinburgh to London tickets on Omio for £41.
  • Megabus can take you to London by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Megabus from Edinburgh to London for £35.
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway for trains to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for London North Eastern Railway Edinburgh to London tickets on Omio for £57.
Is it possible to travel directly between Edinburgh and London?

Yes, there are direct services available between Edinburgh and London with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with Megabus.
  • You can buy a direct train with Avanti West Coast or London North Eastern Railway.

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 from Edinburgh to London.

Where should I go next after I travel to London from Edinburgh?
Looking to extend your trip from Edinburgh to London? Many Omio customers who go from Edinburgh to London usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels from London, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I book Edinburgh to London tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip to London from Edinburgh, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing on average £41 one way.
  • Coach tickets cost on average £35 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £57 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to London from Edinburgh online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to London?

The cheapest way from Edinburgh to London is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £35 compared to other travel options to London:

A coach is about £6 less than a flight, which costs on average £41 for this trip.

A coach is generally £23 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £57 from Edinburgh to London.

What is the fastest way to London from Edinburgh?

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, taking a coach requires on average 9 h 30 min  of travel time.

In comparison, getting to London by train can take on average 4 h.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus 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.
Edinburgh Waverley
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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.