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The cheapest Trains

from London
to Edinburgh

Cheapest

$121

Average

$185

Showing times and prices for May 28

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 London to Edinburgh will cost around $ 185 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 121.

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09:30London Kings Cross4h 45m 14:15Edinburgh Waverley
$121
1One-way
$1211One-way
2nd cheapest
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08:00London Kings Cross4h 20m 12:20Edinburgh Waverley
$146
1One-way
$1461One-way
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09:00London Kings Cross4h 20m 13:20Edinburgh Waverley
$211
1One-way
$2111One-way
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08:43London Euston5h 34m 14:17Edinburgh Waverley
$223
1One-way
$2231One-way
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08:06London Kings Cross5h 0m 13:06Edinburgh Waverley
$223
1One-way
$2231One-way

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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Flight
Mon
May 27
$121London North Eastern Railway
$58National Express
$89British Airways
Tue
May 28
$121London North Eastern Railway
$47National Express
$72easyJet
Wed
May 29
$101London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$49Ryanair
Thu
May 30
$101London North Eastern Railway
$34National Express
$37Ryanair
Fri
May 31
$66London North Eastern Railway
$42National Express
$34Ryanair
Sat
Jun 1
$101London North Eastern Railway
$42National Express
$49Ryanair
Sun
Jun 2
$101London North Eastern Railway
$48National Express
$70Ryanair
Mon
Jun 3
$100London North Eastern Railway
$16National Express
$66Flybe
Tue
Jun 4
$82London North Eastern Railway
$6National Express
$55Flybe
Wed
Jun 5
$47Virgin Trains
$23National Express
$57Flybe
Thu
Jun 6
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$21National Express
$76Flybe
Fri
Jun 7
$101London North Eastern Railway
$45National Express
$99Ryanair
Sat
Jun 8
$101London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$95Flybe
Sun
Jun 9
$82London North Eastern Railway
$34National Express
$87Flybe
Mon
Jun 10
$82London North Eastern Railway
$21National Express
$60easyJet
Tue
Jun 11
$82London North Eastern Railway
$6National Express
$46Flybe
Wed
Jun 12
$82London North Eastern Railway
$16National Express
$46Flybe
Thu
Jun 13
$82London North Eastern Railway
$28National Express
$62easyJet
Fri
Jun 14
$101London North Eastern Railway
$22National Express
$70Ryanair
Sat
Jun 15
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$28National Express
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Sun
Jun 16
$82London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
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The fastest trains

from London
to Edinburgh

Fastest Journey

4h 20m

Average

4h 47m

train per day

5

Distance

534 km

Showing times and prices for May 28

Of the 5 trains that leave London for Edinburgh 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 4h 47m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4h 20m .

The slowest trains will take 5h 34m 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.

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09:00London Kings Cross4h 20m 13:20Edinburgh Waverley
$211
1One-way
$2111One-way
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08:00London Kings Cross4h 20m 12:20Edinburgh Waverley
$146
1One-way
$1461One-way
2nd fastest
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09:30London Kings Cross4h 45m 14:15Edinburgh Waverley
$121
1One-way
$1211One-way
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08:06London Kings Cross5h 0m 13:06Edinburgh Waverley
$223
1One-way
$2231One-way
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08:43London Euston5h 34m 14:17Edinburgh Waverley
$223
1One-way
$2231One-way
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Journey Summary

London to Edinburgh Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
5 hours 41 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $94
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Edinburgh
Distance:534 km
TrainTrain Companies:London North Eastern Railway, Virgin Trains, Cross Country

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

This Weekend
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Next Month
Fri, May 31
Train
London North Eastern Railway
08:304h 45m13:15
LondonEdinburgh
Sat, Jun 1
Train
London North Eastern Railway
08:304h 40m13:10
LondonEdinburgh
Fastest Trains from London to Edinburgh
Sun, Jun 16
Train
London North Eastern Railway
08:004h 19m12:19
LondonEdinburgh
Wed, May 29
Train
London North Eastern Railway
08:004h 20m12:20
LondonEdinburgh
Thu, May 30
Train
London North Eastern Railway
07:004h 20m11:20
LondonEdinburgh
Return Train Tickets for Edinburgh to London
Wed, May 29
Train
Virgin Trains
07:525h 44m13:36
EdinburghLondon
Thu, May 30
Train
Virgin Trains
07:525h 41m13:33
EdinburghLondon
Fri, May 31
Train
London North Eastern Railway
07:304h 19m11:49
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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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.
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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