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Cheap train tickets from London to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Jul 16

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London to Edinburgh is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
London North Eastern Railway
09:30AM4h45
London Kings Cross (KGX)
02:15PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$1521One-way
0 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
08:00AM4h24
London Kings Cross (KGX)
12:24PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$2131One-way
0 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
08:30AM4h40
London Kings Cross (KGX)
01:10PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$2131One-way
0 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
09:00AM4h21
London Kings Cross (KGX)
01:21PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$2131One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:40AM5h42
London Euston (EUS)
02:22PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$2961One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from London to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, July 16
London North Eastern Railway
08:00AM4h24
London Kings Cross (KGX)
12:24PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 transfers
Cross Country
08:26AM4h39
London Kings Cross (KGX)
01:05PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
1 transfer
London North Eastern Railway
08:30AM4h40
London Kings Cross (KGX)
01:10PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:40AM5h42
London Euston (EUS)
02:22PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
09:00AM4h21
London Kings Cross (KGX)
01:21PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
09:30AM4h45
London Kings Cross (KGX)
02:15PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from London to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Jul 16

Fastest Journey

4 h 21 m

Average

4 h 45 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

534 km

Of the 6 trains that leave London for Edinburgh every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
London North Eastern Railway
09:00AM4h21
London Kings Cross (KGX)
01:21PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$2131One-way
0 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
08:00AM4h24
London Kings Cross (KGX)
12:24PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$2131One-way
0 transfers
Cross Country
08:26AM4h39
London Kings Cross (KGX)
01:05PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$3141One-way
1 transfer
London North Eastern Railway
08:30AM4h40
London Kings Cross (KGX)
01:10PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$2131One-way
0 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
09:30AM4h45
London Kings Cross (KGX)
02:15PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$1521One-way
0 transfers

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My overall experience on the journey from London to Edinburgh was positive. The staff were friendly, the hygiene in both the seats and the toilets was top notch, and the train was on time and comfortable with very good seats. The price was also reasonable. However, there were many necessary changes, which made the journey a little awkward, and I didn't find the reservation options ideal. The wifi connection left a lot to be desired. Despite these minor inconveniences, the journey was fine.
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My journey from London to Edinburgh was generally satisfactory. I thought the price was great for the excellent experience! The staff were extremely helpful as they made sure passengers were comfortable. The punctuality of the services was impressive and the cleanliness of the toilets highly commendable. However, the numerous transfers were a challenge and made travelling difficult. The wifi connection was extremely weak, which affected the use of my mobile phone, and the volume was not optimal. Despite some inconveniences, I find the overall experience acceptable.
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The only downside was that the train was unfortunately about 30 minutes late. Apart from that, I only noticed advantages. The sanitary facilities and benches were very hygienic and clean. The staff were extremely helpful at all times. I definitely recommend buying your ticket online to avoid complications later on. I give the train connection 4 stars overall.
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My journey from London to Edinburgh was great. The price was quite fair and good value for the long distance. Good attention was paid to hygiene as the toilets and seats were well maintained, hygienic and clean. The wifi was particularly efficient, fast and stable. I was able to work and be productive throughout the journey. The seats were very comfortable. Due to the comfortable seats, I was able to relax and enjoy a pleasant journey. However, the staff were ignorant and a little rude. Also, the train did not arrive in Edinburgh on time and the volume was not optional. But overall it was a great journey!
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A few months ago, I travelled from London to Edinburgh. The journey was reasonably satisfactory. Firstly, the great price should be emphasised. I thought it was good value for money and good value for the long journey. The staff on board were also very friendly and helpful. In addition, the train arrived in Edinburgh on time and there were few changes. This of course made the journey a lot easier. However, the seats were not particularly cosy and the noise level was not adequate. Unfortunately, the wifi was not efficient or stable. But overall a good journey!
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I really enjoyed the train journey! The train was very modern and equipped with everything you need. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. I had plenty of space and legroom at my seat. The seat was also very comfortable. The only thing that was a bit of a shame was that it was a bit hot on the train as the air conditioning was off. All in all, I can definitely recommend it!
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My journey from London to Edinburgh was amazing as the staff were very friendly and polite. They always answered my questions with a smile. The train also arrived in Edinburgh on time. Maximum attention was paid to hygiene, as the toilets and seats were well maintained. But unfortunately the price was a bit expensive and the wifi connection was not efficient as the connection was constantly wifi interrupted. The seats were not very comfortable, which made travelling difficult. But all in all a great trip!
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I particularly liked the fact that the train was very punctual. Another positive aspect was that the toilets were very clean and hygienic. Other advantages were the comfort, the wifi and the consistently good reception. A criterion that is often forgotten is the price, which was also right here. To summarise in one sentence, the journey went smoothly and I recommend it.
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I associate the trip with some positive experiences. The very positive aspects definitely include the punctuality and the helpful staff at all times. The toilets were also very clean and hygienic. The seating was also perfectly comfortable. The only downside in my opinion is that the wifi was unfortunately not very constant. I recommend the journey.
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I recently travelled from London to Edinburgh. The price of the ticket was excellent. The train arrived on time in Edinburgh, which made the journey much easier. The wifi connection was also excellent. This made it easier to communicate from the train. The staff were very friendly. However, no attention was paid to hygiene. The toilets were unfortunately unkempt. There were also several changes of trains, which made the journey more time-consuming. The noise level on the train was not appropriate. Overall, however, a very relaxing journey!
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My journey from London to Edinburgh was incredibly good, apart from a few inconveniences. The price of the ticket was, in my opinion, worthwhile and quite good value for the journey. The staff were friendly, polite and respectful. They always resolved my concerns and questions. The wifi connection was stable and efficient. Therefore, I had access to the internet at all times and was able to be productive while doing work on the laptop, for example. However, only minimal attention was paid to hygiene. The toilets and seats were not clean and tidy. Unfortunately, the seats were also not cosy and comfortable. The train didn't arrive in Edinburgh on time either. But overall a good journey!
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The journey took five and a half hours and went by quickly. I was able to work and charge my laptop. The seats were comfortable throughout the journey, but towards the end it was nice not to have to sit in the seat. It was relatively quiet on the train and it was very well cleaned. The toilet was a bit smelly, but it was all within reason. I didn't change trains and we arrived in Edinburgh without any delays. The conductor was also very friendly.
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I decided to do a journey from London to Edinburgh some time ago. It was very easy to book the tickets online. The train was very hygienic and the toilets were very clean. As I travelled without changing trains, the journey took about 5.5 hours and the train was quiet but there were a lot of people on the train. There was also free wifi and free power sockets. The staff were very nice and chatty. As always, the price-performance ratio is very good.
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Despite the very expensive train ticket from London to Edinburgh, I really enjoyed the journey because I was able to book my ticket very easily online. I also really liked the fact that I was able to find a ticket that didn't require me to change trains. By not having to change trains, I was able to reach my destination very quickly. I also liked the very good wifi and the very clean toilets.

Overview: Train from London to Edinburgh

distanceDistance330 miles (533 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 11 min
priceAverage train ticket price$138 (€119)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesEast Coast, Lumo, Virgin Trains, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, Arriva Bus or Grand Central Trains

Trains from London to Edinburgh cover the 330 miles (533 km) long route taking on average 4 h 11 min with our travel partners like East Coast, Lumo, Virgin Trains, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, Arriva Bus or Grand Central Trains. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $138 (€119), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $54 (€47). Travelers depart most frequently from London Waterloo and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train providers: East Coast, Lumo and Virgin Trains from London to Edinburgh trains

East Coast, Lumo and Virgin Trains trains will get you to Edinburgh from London from $54 (€47). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Lumo are an open access operator launched in 2021 owned by FirstGroup providing train travel from London to Scotland and the North-East of England. It runs between London and Edinburgh along the East Coast Main Line. Lumo trains offer 100% electric travel along with amenities like comforable seating, free WiFi & their LumoEats at-seat catering in their single Standard Class. Lumo offered two ticket types their advance tickets LumoFixed which are only valid on the date and train booked but are exchangeable prior to departure and their Anytime tickets which can be used on any Lumo train on the date of your ticket.

Train information from London to Edinburgh with Lumo:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 11 min
  • Cheapest Price: $54

Train tickets from London to Edinburgh: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 55 €
2 weeks earlier 47 €17%
3 weeks earlier 41 €34%
1 month before 40 €38%
2 months earlier 40 €38%
3 months earlier 39 €41%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from London - Edinburgh. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from London - Edinburgh 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 34% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket London - Edinburgh with 2 months in advance you save up to about 38% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 41%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Train tickets from London to Edinburgh: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 55 €
2 weeks earlier 47 €17%
3 weeks earlier 41 €34%
1 month before 40 €38%
2 months earlier 40 €38%
3 months earlier 39 €41%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from London - Edinburgh. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from London - Edinburgh 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 34% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket London - Edinburgh with 2 months in advance you save up to about 38% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 41%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

FAQs: Trains from London to Edinburgh

FAQs: Travel by train from London to Edinburgh 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 London to Edinburgh.
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Cheap train tickets from London to Edinburgh can start from as little as $54 (€47) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to Edinburgh is $138 (€119); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from London to Edinburgh is 4 h 11 min   to travel the 330 mile (533 km) long trip, with around there are 25 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London to Edinburgh leaves at 4: 48 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London to Edinburgh leaves at 11: 45 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Edinburgh without having to change trains with East Coast, Virgin Trains or Caledonian Sleeper. There are 25 direct trains from London to Edinburgh each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the best London to Edinburgh train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with East Coast, Lumo, Virgin Trains, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, Arriva Bus or Grand Central Trains. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between London and Edinburgh to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, you can take a night train from London to Edinburgh with Caledonian Sleeper. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your journey from including London Waterloo, London Euston and London St Pancras International. When arriving in Edinburgh, you can end your journey in train stations like Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Park and Edinburgh Gateway.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Waterloo, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Edinburgh Waverley, located 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Edinburgh from London is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 11 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from London to Edinburgh by train is February.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to Edinburgh from London including taking a train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in London and Edinburgh

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The major railway station for departures from London is London Euston. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Euston for your journey between London and Edinburgh.
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transit options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transit options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Metro: N/A

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