How to get to London from Edinburgh

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Travel Information from Edinburgh to London

distanceDistance330 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, coach or flight
priceTicket price range£18 - £42
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £18 • 7 h 1 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £42 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus, easyJet or East Coast

Travel 330 miles by train, coach or flight to London from Edinburgh. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus, easyJet or East Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Edinburgh to London.

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from Edinburgh to London

How to get to London from Edinburgh by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Edinburgh to London is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Megabus
10:409h05
Edinburgh
19:45London
£581One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Megabus
10:409h05
Edinburgh
19:45London
£581One-way
0 changes
Fastest
easyJet
17:401h15
Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
18:55London Luton Airport (LTN)
£1151One-way
0 changes
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London North Eastern Railway
10:304h15
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
14:45London Kings Cross (KGX)
£1191One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
10:516h04
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
16:55London Euston (EUS)
£1401One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
10:515h13
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
16:04London Euston (EUS)
£1401One-way
1 change
Megabus
10:409h40
Edinburgh
20:20London, Victoria Coach Station
£581One-way
0 changes
Megabus
22:159h15
Edinburgh
07:30London, Victoria Coach Station
£631One-way
0 changes
Megabus
22:158h40
Edinburgh
06:55London
£631One-way
0 changes
easyJet
19:101h20
Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
20:30London Stansted Airport (STN)
£861One-way
0 changes
easyJet
06:101h20
Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
07:30London Stansted Airport (STN)
£1001One-way
0 changes
easyJet
19:201h30
Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
20:50London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
£1181One-way
0 changes

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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.

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Travel on British Airways, Ryanair and FlixBus travel to London from Edinburgh at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Grand Central Trains is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London to the North East of England, Yorkshire and the East Midlands. Grand Central Trains offers a range of services, including express, semi-fast and stopping services. Express services run between London and the North East, Yorkshire and the East Midlands, with journey times of up to three hours. Semi-fast services run between London and the North East, Yorkshire and the East Midlands, with journey times of up to four hours. Stopping services run between London and the North East, Yorkshire and the East Midlands, with journey times of up to five hours. Grand Central Trains offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Standard tickets are the most economical option, while First Class tickets offer more comfort and space. Advance tickets are available for purchase up to 12 weeks in advance and offer the best value for money. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for Grand Central Trains are London to Bradford, London to Sunderland, London to York and London to Wakefield.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      British Airways (BA) is the United Kingdom’s flag carrier airline with headquarters in London near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). BA is the second largest UK-based airline in terms of fleet size and number of passengers carried. Known as a full-service global airline, British Airways offers year-round low fares to destinations worldwide and flies to and from centrally-located airports. Its extensive global route network includes more than 170 destinations in nearly 80 countries throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia.

        FAQs: Edinburgh to London

        FAQs: 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

        There are 3 travel options between Edinburgh and London. You can take a train, coach or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to London is by taking a coach with average ticket prices of £18 compared to other travel options to London:

        A coach is £24 less than a flight with an average ticket price of £42 from Edinburgh to London.

        Taking a coach costs £21 less than taking a train, which costs on average £39 for the same trip.

        The fastest way to get to London from Edinburgh is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

        Other travel options to London take longer:

        Coach takes 7 h 1 min on average.

        Getting to London by train takes 4 h 15 min on average.

        You should expect to travel around 330 miles from Edinburgh to London.

        The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to London is:

        • 25 trains a day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Edinburgh to London as scheduled services by train, coach or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

        • Coaches mostly depart from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
        • Flights mostly leave from Edinburgh Airport and tend to arrive in London Gatwick Airport.
        • Trains mostly leave from Edinburgh Waverley and tend to arrive in London Waterloo.

        The following travel companies offer services from Edinburgh to London:

        • Travel with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus for coaches to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus Edinburgh to London tickets on Omio for £18.
        • Travel with easyJet, British Airways, Cityflyer (British Airways 2), BAR Aviation, CityJet or Aer Lingus for flights to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for easyJet Edinburgh to London tickets on Omio for £42.
        • East Coast, Lumo, Virgin Trains, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, Arriva Bus, TransPennine Express, Grand Central Trains or East Midlands Trains can get you to London by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Lumo from Edinburgh to London for £39 on Omio.

        Yes, there are direct services available from Edinburgh to London with the following travel companies:

        • Direct trains with East Coast or Virgin Trains with 25 direct trains per day.

        Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to London as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Edinburgh and London.

        Your journey from Edinburgh to London doesn't have to end in London. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Manchester, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Paris, Manchester, Amsterdam or Brussels to your Edinburgh to London trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from London today!
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