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You can get from Edinburgh to London by train, bus or flight.
To get from Edinburgh to London on 20 Jun we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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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.
There are 3 ways that you can travel from Edinburgh to London. You can take a coach, flight or train.
London is approximately 330 miles (533 km) away from Edinburgh.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers 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 between Edinburgh and 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 from Edinburgh to London.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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