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34 trains from$ 103
Tomorrow
36 trains from$ 64
Fri, Mar 29
34 trains from$ 103

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Bus
Flight
Fri
Mar 22
$ 103London North Eastern Railway
$ 47National Express
$ 149British Airways
Sat
Mar 23
$ 64Virgin Trains
$ 50National Express
$ 79British Airways
Sun
Mar 24
$ 84London North Eastern Railway
$ 50National Express
$ 73Ryanair
Mon
Mar 25
$ 103London North Eastern Railway
$ 29National Express
$ 60Ryanair
Tue
Mar 26
$ 78Virgin Trains
$ 24National Express
$ 43Ryanair
Wed
Mar 27
$ 84London North Eastern Railway
$ 24National Express
$ 43Ryanair
Thu
Mar 28
$ 60London North Eastern Railway
$ 35National Express
$ 43Ryanair
Fri
Mar 29
$ 103London North Eastern Railway
$ 40National Express
$ 42Ryanair
Sat
Mar 30
$ 84London North Eastern Railway
$ 34National Express
$ 42Ryanair
Sun
Mar 31
$ 84London North Eastern Railway
$ 39National Express
$ 35Ryanair
Mon
Apr 1
$ 84London North Eastern Railway
$ 33National Express
$ 18Ryanair
Tue
Apr 2
$ 48London North Eastern Railway
$ 29National Express
$ 18Ryanair
Wed
Apr 3
$ 60London North Eastern Railway
$ 29National Express
$ 18Ryanair
Thu
Apr 4
$ 60London North Eastern Railway
$ 31National Express
$ 26Ryanair
Fri
Apr 5
$ 103London North Eastern Railway
$ 38National Express
$ 50Ryanair
Sat
Apr 6
$ 94Virgin Trains
$ 35National Express
$ 60Ryanair
Sun
Apr 7
$ 84London North Eastern Railway
$ 35National Express
$ 50Ryanair
Mon
Apr 8
$ 84London North Eastern Railway
$ 40National Express
$ 33Ryanair
Tue
Apr 9
$ 39London North Eastern Railway
$ 34National Express
$ 33Ryanair
Wed
Apr 10
$ 60London North Eastern Railway
$ 29National Express
$ 33Ryanair
Thu
Apr 11
$ 84London North Eastern Railway
$ 35National Express
$ 33Ryanair
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Journey Summary

London to Edinburgh Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
5 hours 48 minutes
Train Ticket Price:$ 85
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Edinburgh
Distance:534 Kms
TrainTrain Companies:London North Eastern Railway, Virgin Trains

Trains from London to Edinburgh

There are regular direct rail services from London to Edinburgh on the East Coast mainline. Departures are roughly every half hour from early morning until early evening, with some indirect connections via York offering additional options. Journey times between the English and Scottish capital cities range from a little over four hours to nearly five hours, depending on the number of stops en route, and connection times on indirect services.

Which train companies travel from London to Edinburgh?

LNER (London North Eastern Railway) - previously known as Virgin Trains East Coast - provides the majority of direct services from London to Edinburgh. In addition, indirect routes requiring one change involve taking Grand Central Railway or LNER services to York, connecting with CrossCountry trains to Edinburgh.

How long is the train from London to Edinburgh?

The fastest direct trains from London to Edinburgh take around four hours and 15 minutes to cover the 390-mile route. Most journeys are around four and a half hours. Indirect services from King's Cross take around five hours to reach Edinburgh, allowing for the time spent between connections at York.

How many trains are there from London to Edinburgh?

The weekday timetable begins just after 6:00 a.m. and there are departures every half hour throughout the day until early evening, with a final train leaving London at 7:00 p.m. There are an additional four or five indirect connections via York. On Sundays, departures begin a little later, with a first train from London at just before 9:00 a.m.

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

Departure train station: London King's Cross Trains to Edinburgh depart from London King's Cross Station, situated on the north side of central London. The station has its own Underground stop, with connections on six lines, along with local bus stops on Euston Road, taxi stands, shopping, and restaurants.

Arrival train station: Edinburgh Waverley Trains from London arrive at the centrally located Waverley Station, with local train links to Haymarket and Edinburgh Park. There are tram and bus stops serving routes across Edinburgh outside the station on Princes Street and Waverley Bridge, and a taxi stand on the main concourse.

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Best fares for trains from London to Edinburgh

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Sat, Mar 23
Train
Virgin Trains
14:435h 36m20:19
LondonEdinburgh
Fastest Trains from London to Edinburgh
Mon, Mar 25
Train
London North Eastern Railway
09:004h 19m13:19
LondonEdinburgh
Mon, Apr 15
Train
London North Eastern Railway
08:004h 19m12:19
LondonEdinburgh
Mon, Apr 1
Train
London North Eastern Railway
07:004h 20m11:20
LondonEdinburgh
Return Train Tickets for Edinburgh to London
Sat, Mar 23
Train
Virgin Trains
16:526h 1m22:53
EdinburghLondon
Sun, Mar 24
Train
London North Eastern Railway
11:304h 40m16:10
EdinburghLondon
Mon, Mar 25
Train
London North Eastern Railway
19:365h 29m01:05
EdinburghLondon
Stations
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Edinburgh
TrainLondon Bridge

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TrainLondon Charing Cross

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TrainLondon Euston

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TrainLondon Fenchurch Street

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TrainLondon Kings Cross

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train 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 Victoria, Circle
Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
TrainLondon Liverpool Street

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Where is the train 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
TrainLondon Paddington

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Where is the train 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 Bakerloo, Circle, District
Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
TrainLondon St Pancras

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TrainLondon Victoria

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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.
Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria
Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
TrainLondon Waterloo East

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train 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 Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City
Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176

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