You can get from London to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.
To get from London to Edinburgh on 23 Sep we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||330 miles (533 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight, coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£12 - £85|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £12 • 8 h 55 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • £65 • 1 h 15 min|
|Popular travel companies||easyJet, Megabus or London North Eastern Railway|
Travel 330 miles (533 km) by flight, coach or train between London and Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £12. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are easyJet, Megabus or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train 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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|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 travel options from London to Edinburgh: flight, coach or train.
A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Edinburgh, which costs on average £12.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:
A coach journey is usually £53 less than a journey to Edinburgh by plane, which costs on average £65 for the same trip.
A coach journey is usually £73 less than a journey to Edinburgh by train, which costs on average £85 for the same trip.
The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from London is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.
There are alternative travel options to Edinburgh that can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by coach can take on average 8 h 55 min.
In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 20 min of travel time.
You should expect to travel around 330 miles (533 km) from London to Edinburgh.
The average frequency per day from London to Edinburgh is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between London and Edinburgh as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Edinburgh:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Edinburgh, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
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 book tickets for this journey.
Before travelling from London to Edinburgh, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking London to Edinburgh tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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