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Today
1 train from £162
Tomorrow
5 trains from £158
Fri, Jul 19
5 trains from £117
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Prices for trains, buses and flights

Train
Bus
Flight
Thu
Jul 18
£158Virgin Trains
£46National Express
£128BA Cityflyer
Fri
Jul 19
£117London North Eastern Railway
£42National Express
£156easyJet
Sat
Jul 20
£81London North Eastern Railway
£38National Express
£122British Airways
Sun
Jul 21
£80London North Eastern Railway
£41National Express
£95Flybe
Mon
Jul 22
£80London North Eastern Railway
£31National Express
£77easyJet
Tue
Jul 23
£80London North Eastern Railway
£37National Express
£75Flybe
Wed
Jul 24
£80London North Eastern Railway
£21National Express
£75Flybe
Thu
Jul 25
£81London North Eastern Railway
£36National Express
£75Flybe
Fri
Jul 26
£97London North Eastern Railway
£33National Express
£95Flybe
Sat
Jul 27
£80London North Eastern Railway
£31National Express
£82Ryanair
Sun
Jul 28
£80London North Eastern Railway
£27National Express
£87easyJet
Mon
Jul 29
£80London North Eastern Railway
£27National Express
£75Flybe
Tue
Jul 30
£80London North Eastern Railway
£23National Express
£60Flybe
Wed
Jul 31
£80London North Eastern Railway
£36National Express
£60Flybe
Thu
Aug 1
£80London North Eastern Railway
£30National Express
£78Ryanair
Fri
Aug 2
£97London North Eastern Railway
£36National Express
£118Ryanair
Sat
Aug 3
£81London North Eastern Railway
£31National Express
£78Ryanair
Sun
Aug 4
£80London North Eastern Railway
£36National Express
£78Ryanair
Mon
Aug 5
£80London North Eastern Railway
£27National Express
£72easyJet
Tue
Aug 6
£81London North Eastern Railway
£34National Express
£60Flybe

Travelling from London to Edinburgh

There are a number of options when travelling between London and Edinburgh. The distance between the two major cities is 650 kilometers, and so flying is often the quickest option, taking an average of 1.5 hours. The train usually takes around 5 hours, while the bus can take between 8 and 11 hours. Some overnight bus and train sleeper services are also available.

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Quick Guide to Edinburgh


Must Know: The best way to see the city is by foot - explore the difference between Edinburgh's enchanting Medieval Old Town and the elegant Georgian New Town.
Must See: Check out Edinburgh Castle and the Botanical Gardens.
Must Do: Be sure to head up towards Arthur's Seat, the main peak of a group of mountains with beautiful views over the whole city - definitely worth the hike.
Did you know? Edinburgh has more trees per head than any other city in the UK and is home to 112 parks.

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Travelling to Edinburgh

Flights

A number of airlines offer flights from London to Edinburgh Airport, including Ryanair, easyJet, and British Airways. There are roughly 50 daily direct flights which take around 2 hours. Flights depart from all London airports including Heathrow, Gatwick and Stanstead and arrive at Edinburgh airport. Make sure to book in advance to get the best deals, otherwise flying can become expensive.

Trains

Virgin Trains East Coast operate between 2-3 services per hour from London Euston and London Kings Cross stations. The journey takes between 4-5 hours and can be either direct or with one change. The Caledonian Sleeper train leaves Euston every day in the late evening, excluding Saturdays, and takes approximately seven and a half hours to reach Edinburgh, travelling overnight.

Buses

Megabus and National Express are the main bus providers of this route. Megabus offer a low-cost service from Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh Bus Station. Daily services leave in the morning, afternoon and evening. Afternoon services arrive in the early hours of the following morning at North St. David Street, due to Edinburgh Bus Station being closed during the overnight hours. Services that depart from London in the evening will arrive the following morning in Edinburgh. National Express also offers services from Victoria Coach Station as well as the option of overnight travel, leaving Victoria late at night and arriving in Edinburgh the following morning. Both companies offer between two and six services per day, with journeys taking between 8 and 11 hours.

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Best fares from London to Edinburgh

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Fri, Jul 19
Bus
National Express
09:0012h21:00
LondonEdinburgh
Fri, Jul 19
Train
London North Eastern Railway
07:004h 20m11:20
LondonEdinburgh
Fri, Jul 19
Flight
easyJet
11:001h 15m12:15
LondonEdinburgh
Fastest Way to Travel from London to Edinburgh
Fri, Jul 19
Flight
easyJet
11:001h 15m12:15
LondonEdinburgh
Mon, Jul 22
Flight
easyJet
19:551h 15m21:10
LondonEdinburgh
Sun, Jul 28
Flight
easyJet
19:551h 15m21:10
LondonEdinburgh
Return Journeys from Edinburgh to London
Fri, Jul 19
Bus
National Express
20:309h 20m05:50
EdinburghLondon
Fri, Jul 19
Train
London North Eastern Railway
08:004h 39m12:39
EdinburghLondon
Fri, Jul 19
Flight
easyJet
05:251h 30m06:55
EdinburghLondon

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Edinburgh
BusLondon

Amenities

BusLondon Liverpool Street Stn

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
Public transportation is available through the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) which connects the airport to the London Underground.

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