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The cheapest trains from Edinburgh to London

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Cheapest

$115

Average

$129

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Edinburgh to London will cost around $ 129 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 115.

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09:00AMEdinburgh Waverley4h38 01:38PMLondon Kings Cross
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$1151One-way
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09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley4h23 01:53PMLondon Kings Cross
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$1151One-way
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08:00AMEdinburgh Waverley4h41 12:41PMLondon Kings Cross
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$1151One-way
08:52AMEdinburgh Waverley5h42 02:34PMLondon Euston
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$1691One-way

Timetable Edinburgh to London

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08:00AMEdinburgh Waverley4h41 12:41PMLondon Kings Cross
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08:52AMEdinburgh Waverley5h42 02:34PMLondon Euston
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09:00AMEdinburgh Waverley4h38 01:38PMLondon Kings Cross
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09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley4h23 01:53PMLondon Kings Cross
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Mon
Jun 21
$400Avanti West Coast
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$149easyJet
Tue
Jun 22
$115London North Eastern Railway
$49Megabus
$83easyJet
Wed
Jun 23
$115London North Eastern Railway
$49Megabus
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Thu
Jun 24
$115London North Eastern Railway
$49Megabus
$54easyJet
Fri
Jun 25
$115London North Eastern Railway
$49Megabus
$95British Airways
Sat
Jun 26
$146London North Eastern Railway
$44National Express
$76British Airways
Sun
Jun 27
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$49Megabus
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Mon
Jun 28
$197London North Eastern Railway
$49Megabus
$85British Airways
Tue
Jun 29
$115London North Eastern Railway
$48National Express
$60easyJet
Wed
Jun 30
$115London North Eastern Railway
$49Megabus
$56easyJet
Thu
Jul 1
$115London North Eastern Railway
$49Megabus
$56easyJet
Fri
Jul 2
$115London North Eastern Railway
$49National Express
$59easyJet
Sat
Jul 3
$90Avanti West Coast
$41National Express
$71easyJet
Sun
Jul 4
$115London North Eastern Railway
$47National Express
$78easyJet
Mon
Jul 5
$115London North Eastern Railway
$41National Express
$53easyJet
Tue
Jul 6
$94London North Eastern Railway
$44National Express
$50easyJet
Wed
Jul 7
$94London North Eastern Railway
$49Megabus
$50easyJet
Thu
Jul 8
$115London North Eastern Railway
$49Megabus
$50easyJet
Fri
Jul 9
$115London North Eastern Railway
$44National Express
$50easyJet
Sat
Jul 10
$77Avanti West Coast
$41National Express
$56easyJet
Sun
Jul 11
$94London North Eastern Railway
$41National Express
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The fastest trains from Edinburgh to London

Showing times and prices for Jun 22

Fastest Journey

4 h 23 m

Average

4 h 51 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

534 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Edinburgh for London every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 534 km distance in an average of 4 h 51 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 23 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 h 42 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley4h23 01:53PMLondon Kings Cross
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$1151One-way
09:00AMEdinburgh Waverley4h38 01:38PMLondon Kings Cross
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$1151One-way
08:00AMEdinburgh Waverley4h41 12:41PMLondon Kings Cross
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$1151One-way
08:52AMEdinburgh Waverley5h42 02:34PMLondon Euston
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$1691One-way

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Journey Summary

Edinburgh to London Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
5 hours 39 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $99
Trains depart from:Edinburgh
Trains arrive in:London
Distance:534 km
Train Companies:Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway

Trains from Edinburgh to London

With frequent, fast connections available every day of the week, including numerous departures per hour, reaching the British capital by rail is a great choice. An extensive service is shared by LNER and Virgin Trains, transporting passengers from the Scottish capital to central London stations in as little as four hours. Onward travel is easily organised as both London arrival stations have excellent links to the underground as well as numerous bus routes.

Which train companies travel from Edinburgh to London?

Trains from Edinburgh to London are shared by LNER and Virgin Trains. LNER offers more frequent services, up to four per hour during peak travel times, and arrive at London Kings Cross. Virgin Trains tend to offer one train every two hours, which terminates at London Euston station.

How long is the train from Edinburgh to London?

The train travel times varies slightly depending on when passengers opt to travel. The fastest is the early morning connection, which takes just four hours and arrives not long after 9:30 a.m. Usually, journeys take less than five hours. All journeys are direct and require no changes or transfers.

How many trains are there from Edinburgh to London?

Trains from Edinburgh to London depart frequently throughout the day. During peak travel, there can be as many as five departures per hour. Train service begins as early as 5:00 a.m. during the week and continues until around 7:30 p.m. Whenever passengers decide to travel, they are sure to find a service that fits their schedule.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Edinburgh to London?

Departure train station: Trains depart from Edinburgh Waverley train station. The centrally located station is right next to Princes Street, the historic Edinburgh Castle and the Princes Street Gardens. The station has no access for cars, but all entrances have step-free access. Within the station, passengers can expect toilet and shower facilities and free WiFi as well as numerous shops, cafes and dining options. Otherwise, the station is directly in the centre of Edinburgh and near the high street offering everything a traveler may require.

Arrival train station: Trains arrive at London Kings Cross or London Euston station. The two are just a 15-minute walk from each other and very centrally located. Both stations have excellent links to public transport, with several underground lines serving the stations as well as numerous bus routes and designated cab ranks. Passengers may like to purchase an Oyster card, which they can top up to travel on all London public transport options. Both stations are equipped with shopping options, small supermarkets and many cafes and dining options. London Kings Cross also has links to the Eurostar for passengers continuing travel into Europe.

Travel Tips

Trains from Edinburgh to London
Travel by train to London easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to London.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Edinburgh to London?
Train tickets to London from Edinburgh for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $115 (€91)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is the train to London from Edinburgh on average?
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Edinburgh to London train to cost on average $185 (€147)  one way.
How far is London from Edinburgh by train?
The distance to London from Edinburgh by train is approximately 330 miles (533 km).
What is the Edinburgh to London train travel time?
On average the Edinburgh to London train travel time is 4 h  for the 330 miles (533 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Edinburgh and arrival train station in London?

When taking the train to London from Edinburgh, you can choose to depart from train stations like Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway. Your journey can end in train stations such as London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Edinburgh Waverley   and arrive in London Victoria.

Where is the departure train station in Edinburgh located? Where is the arrival train station in London located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at London Victoria and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in London.

Which train providers can take me from Edinburgh to London?
Take the Edinburgh to London train with London North Eastern Railway, Virgin Trains or Caledonian Sleeper. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip to London from Edinburgh as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any direct trains from Edinburgh to London?
Yes, you can look for direct trains from Edinburgh to London with Avanti West Coast or London North Eastern Railway  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
What time is the earliest train from Edinburgh to London? What time is the last train from Edinburgh to London?
The first Edinburgh to London train departs at 4: 40 AM   and the last train from Edinburgh to London leaves at 9: 30 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Edinburgh to London on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I purchase Edinburgh to London train tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Edinburgh to London is on average $185 (€147) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets from Edinburgh to London available a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
London
Edinburgh Waverley
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.