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You can get from London to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.
To get from London to Edinburgh on 13 Jun we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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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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|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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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.
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.
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.
There are 3 ways to travel between London and Edinburgh including taking a coach, flight or train.
The distance from London to Edinburgh is approximately 330 miles (533 km).
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from London to Edinburgh:
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Yes, there are direct routes from London to Edinburgh with the following travel companies:
As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Edinburgh tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.
When planning your trip between London and Edinburgh, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from London to Edinburgh online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
The cheapest way from London to Edinburgh is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £35 compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:
A coach is generally £1 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £36 from London to Edinburgh.
A coach is about £22 less than a train, which costs on average £57 for this route.
The quickest way to travel between London and Edinburgh is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 9 h 20 min of travel time.
In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by train can take on average 4 h 18 min.
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