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Bus
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Thu
Jul 18
$196Virgin Trains
$58National Express
$159BA Cityflyer
Fri
Jul 19
$145London North Eastern Railway
$53National Express
$194easyJet
Sat
Jul 20
$100London North Eastern Railway
$53National Express
$152British Airways
Sun
Jul 21
$100London North Eastern Railway
$52National Express
$118Flybe
Mon
Jul 22
$100London North Eastern Railway
$38National Express
$96easyJet
Tue
Jul 23
$100London North Eastern Railway
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$93Flybe
Wed
Jul 24
$100London North Eastern Railway
$26National Express
$93Flybe
Thu
Jul 25
$100London North Eastern Railway
$44National Express
$116easyJet
Fri
Jul 26
$121London North Eastern Railway
$41National Express
$121Ryanair
Sat
Jul 27
$100London North Eastern Railway
$38National Express
$101Ryanair
Sun
Jul 28
$100London North Eastern Railway
$34National Express
$108easyJet
Mon
Jul 29
$100London North Eastern Railway
$34National Express
$93Flybe
Tue
Jul 30
$100London North Eastern Railway
$29National Express
$75Flybe
Wed
Jul 31
$100London North Eastern Railway
$44National Express
$75Flybe
Thu
Aug 1
$100London North Eastern Railway
$38National Express
$97Ryanair
Fri
Aug 2
$121London North Eastern Railway
$44National Express
$147Ryanair
Sat
Aug 3
$100London North Eastern Railway
$39National Express
$97Ryanair
Sun
Aug 4
$100London North Eastern Railway
$44National Express
$97Ryanair
Mon
Aug 5
$100London North Eastern Railway
$34National Express
$90easyJet
Tue
Aug 6
$100London North Eastern Railway
$42National Express
$75Flybe

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Journey Summary

London to Edinburgh Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
5 hours 48 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $106
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Edinburgh
Distance:534 km
TrainTrain Companies:London North Eastern Railway, Virgin Trains, First Transpennine Express

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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Fri, Jul 19
Train
London North Eastern Railway
07:004h 20m11:20
LondonEdinburgh
Sat, Jul 20
Train
London North Eastern Railway
07:004h 26m11:26
LondonEdinburgh
Fastest Trains from London to Edinburgh
Sun, Aug 11
Train
London North Eastern Railway
08:004h 19m12:19
LondonEdinburgh
Fri, Jul 19
Train
London North Eastern Railway
07:004h 20m11:20
LondonEdinburgh
Sun, Jul 21
Train
London North Eastern Railway
07:484h 20m12:08
LondonEdinburgh
Return Train Tickets for Edinburgh to London
Fri, Jul 19
Train
London North Eastern Railway
08:004h 39m12:39
EdinburghLondon
Sat, Jul 20
Train
London North Eastern Railway
07:004h 46m11:46
EdinburghLondon
Sun, Jul 21
Train
London North Eastern Railway
10:004h 40m14:40
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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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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