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5 trains from £80
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5 trains from £98
Fri, Sep 27
5 trains from £98
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Prices for trains, buses and flights

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Sep 22
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£39National Express
£102Ryanair
Mon
Sep 23
£98London North Eastern Railway
£39National Express
£62easyJet
Tue
Sep 24
£80London North Eastern Railway
£19National Express
£57easyJet
Wed
Sep 25
£80London North Eastern Railway
£19National Express
£54easyJet
Thu
Sep 26
£80London North Eastern Railway
£22National Express
£52British Airways
Fri
Sep 27
£98London North Eastern Railway
£37National Express
£52British Airways
Sat
Sep 28
£66London North Eastern Railway
£22National Express
£63British Airways
Sun
Sep 29
£47London North Eastern Railway
£31National Express
£56Ryanair
Mon
Sep 30
£80London North Eastern Railway
£22National Express
£51easyJet
Tue
Oct 1
£66London North Eastern Railway
£19National Express
£51easyJet
Wed
Oct 2
£66London North Eastern Railway
£15National Express
£47easyJet
Thu
Oct 3
£80London North Eastern Railway
£15National Express
£35Ryanair
Fri
Oct 4
£80London North Eastern Railway
£22National Express
£61easyJet
Sat
Oct 5
£37London North Eastern Railway
£15National Express
£52British Airways
Sun
Oct 6
£66London North Eastern Railway
£22National Express
£30Ryanair
Mon
Oct 7
£80London North Eastern Railway
£22National Express
£43easyJet
Tue
Oct 8
£66London North Eastern Railway
£15National Express
£43easyJet
Wed
Oct 9
£66London North Eastern Railway
£15National Express
£43easyJet
Thu
Oct 10
£80London North Eastern Railway
£19National Express
£31Ryanair
Fri
Oct 11
£80London North Eastern Railway
£27National Express
£46Ryanair
Sat
Oct 12
£37London North Eastern Railway
£31National Express
£52British Airways

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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