London to Edinburgh Train

Cheap train tickets from London to Edinburgh

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153

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.

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Train schedule from London to Edinburgh

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08:00AMLondon Kings Cross4h21 12:21PMEdinburgh Waverley
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08:23AMLondon Euston5h55 02:18PMEdinburgh Waverley
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Fastest train times from London to Edinburgh

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Fastest Journey

4 h 20 m

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4 h 48 m

Trains per day

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Distance

534 km

Of the 5 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.

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09:00AMLondon Kings Cross4h20 01:20PMEdinburgh Waverley
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Overview: Train from London to Edinburgh

distanceDistance330 miles (533 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 23 min
priceAverage train ticket price$128 (€117)
frequencyTrain frequency24 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 22 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country, Grand Central Trains, Lumo, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper or London North Eastern Railway

Trains from London to Edinburgh cover the 330 miles (533 km) long route taking on average 4 h 23 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, Grand Central Trains, Lumo, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 24 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $128 (€117), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $34 (€31). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train providers: Grand Central Trains and CrossCountry from London to Edinburgh trains

Buy your official Grand Central Trains and CrossCountry train tickets from London to Edinburgh from $34 (€31) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.

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CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Edinburgh from London you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

If you're looking for cheap CrossCountry tickets from London to Edinburgh, check out Omio! With one-way London to Edinburgh train ticket prices starting as low as $112 (€102) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Edinburgh from London by showing you the latest CrossCountry offers, train schedules and tickets for this 330 miles (533 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this route, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with CrossCountry. If you search for CrossCountry tickets between London and Edinburgh in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between London and Edinburgh on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with CrossCountry so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

    Find cheap tickets for Grand Central Trains trains from London to Edinburgh on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date London to Edinburgh train schedule from Grand Central Trains, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 330 miles (533 km) journey between London and Edinburgh, including information on baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains between London and Edinburgh in the Omio app, you can check to see if the Grand Central Trains trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. Check the Grand Central Trains train schedule for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Edinburgh from London and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train to Edinburgh from London with Grand Central Trains!

      Trains from London to Edinburgh

      The majority of Trains operating from London to Edinburgh are high-speed electric trains. However, few slower trains use the route. At least 20 trains are departing from the king cross station to Edinburgh. Fast trains such as the LNER Azuma and Virgin East Coast traveling at a speed of 124 mph (200 km/h) take an average of 4h 30min through the journey. The Caledonian sleeper car, a sleeper train moving to Scotland, also passes through Edinburgh. The trains are suited for long-distance travel as they have the necessary accommodation facilities. Other trains include the east coast, Serco Caledonian Sleeper, and the London North Eastern Railway.

      If it's your first time traveling from London to Edinburgh, you will have one of the best experiences with train travel. The moving train will expose you to new scenery views as it moves, leaving you admiring the beauty of nature. Your four-hour trip will feel like a thirty-minute trip. Book with Omio today and get your ticket ready.

      Booking your train ticket with Omio for London to Edinburgh

      Millions of people book trains every day, sometimes the booking process might take most of your valuable time. Omio helps you book your travel wherever you are. Our website is simple to operate. Visit our website and key in your destination field. Search for an available ticket and choose your convenient railway. For example, you can choose London kings to cross or the London Euston. You will then fill in your details such as; name, the class you wish to pay for, and mode of payment.

      Finally, download and print your ticket. You can also download the Omio app on your phone for easy booking. With us, you can book as early as two months before your trip. Always plan early, especially for family vacations, to avoid the last-minute rush: the last-minute rush comes with increased ticket prices, and worse, postponing your trip. Book with us and enjoy your train bonus.

      Train companies in London

      There are 28 train companies in London. However, the London North Eastern railways are the primary train providers from London to Edinburgh. They have high-speed trains departing at a 30-min interval to Edinburgh. Other train providers are the Serco, the hull, and the virgin east coast. With Omio, you get to choose the train that suits your comfort, affordability and select your preferred train provider.

      Popular international routes by train

      There are numerous international routes by train from London, to mention a few: London to Paris route has 214 miles (344 km) journey. London to Brussels route is also a popular route. You can enjoy the 199 miles (320 km) distance for 2h and 5min. The London to St Ives trip will take 253 miles (408 km) and 6h-30min. London to Milan has 596 miles (959 km), four trains in a day and will take 16h 9min.

      When arriving in Edinburgh

      You have your ticket with you, and now you might be wondering what it's like in Edinburgh. Let me walk you through some of the things you should probably know before you get there. Kilts are also men wear in Edinburgh. If it's your first time visiting, you might find yourself staring. Well, not all men wear kits, but some do. Book your ticket before the festive season begins if you don't plan to attend because you will have difficulty getting accommodation.

      Dress for cold weather, or better yet, ensure you carry some warm clothes with you. Scotland is a cold country. Carry your boots for Sunday and hike to the "sleeping lion" hill. The hill is raised above the city, giving you an elevated aerial view of the city. Finally, don't worry about changing currencies; Scotland and England use the sterling pound.

      Train providers from London to Edinburgh

      There are two main train providers from London to Edinburgh. The London North Eastern Railway is a British train company run and operated by the department for transport. It has a high-speed train running through the east coast route from London to Scotland. Its primary destinations are Leeds, Newcastle, and Edinburgh, managing 11 stations and offering 55 stations. The other train provider is Serco; It owns the famous Caledonian steeper for long-distance travel with comfort and steeper cars for accommodation. It mainly operates on the west coastline, to the Aberdeen Line Highland and West Highland Line. It calls at 46 stations.

      Edinburgh Historic Royal. Source: Shutterstock

      Main train stations in London

      The central train station from London to Edinburgh is the London kings cross station. However, London has 12 major train stations moving to other cities. Some of the most common stations include the London bridge station: it takes most of the area on the southeastern part of the London Bridge. Address: SE1 9SP cited in station approach road, London SE1 9SP. King's Cross rail station is located at the inner ring road, the east of Euston Road. Address: Euston Rd, London N1 9AL, UKCrouch Hill, in the Gospel Ork- barking line. Address: Finsbury Park, London N4 4AQ, United Kingdom, London St. Pancras International, has 15 platforms. Address: London N1C 4QL, United Kingdom. Liverpool Street Station, located at bishops gate. Address, Liverpool St, London EC2M 7PY, United Kingdom.

      A popular route from London Edinburgh

      Train travel from London to Edinburgh can take two routes: the west-coast route through Carlisle and Preston or the east coast route passing through New York. The east coast is the commonly used route, operated by The LNER and London. The trains leave the London kings cross station to Edinburgh train station.

      Edinburgh Parliment Night. Source: Shutterstock

      Popular train routes from London to other cities

      London transports thousands of people from London to other cities daily. Examples of popular routes from London include London to Paris, a 212 miles (342 km) journey that will take you approximately 6h. Another typical journey from New York is the London-Lyon route, taking approximately 5h 25min. Other popular journeys from London are trips to Venice, Malmö, and Moscow. Don't miss out; book your train ticket with Omio from the comfort of your home.

      Good to Know

      When traveling by train, always remember: You should get on time to the train station, ensure you get there at least 30min before departure. Check to ensure you have your printed ticket or at least save it on your device. Study the weather patterns of your destination because it's prone to changes; you might leave from London on a happy sunny day, only to arrive in Edinburgh when the air is freezing. Carry your camera and your tour guide, make your tour memorable.

      To Edinburgh by train

      Edinburgh is a city of fun. Not just the ordinary kind of fun, but the festive style as the town holds numerous events annually. The Fringe Festival is one of the largest festivals held in the city for a whole 25 days. If you are a festive kind of guy, you shouldn't miss the festive seasons in Edinburgh. The architecture around the city will wow you; both old and new designs are beautiful and authentic.

      The city-hill-view is an excellent place to start your trip from; you can view all the places you will probably visit, giving you a visual journey. Edinburgh has one of the most delicate dishes prepared in the city, and if you like trying new tastes, you can start by trying the Huggies; you will love them. However, if you prefer sticking to your native food, be sure to find your favorite food in most Edinburgh restaurants.

      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.

      Travel Tips: Trains from London to Edinburgh

      Travel Tips: Travel by train 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.
      FAQs
      Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Edinburgh from London for as low as $34 (€31)  for the next 7 days.
      The train price between London and Edinburgh is on average $128 (€117)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
      The London to Edinburgh train distance is approximately 330 miles (533 km).
      On average the London to Edinburgh train time is 4 h 23 min  covering the 330 miles (533 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

      Some of the London train stations to Edinburgh you can start your journey from include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Gateway and Edinburgh Park.

      When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Edinburgh Waverley.

      Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city center to this train station.

      Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (660 m) from the train station to the city center in Edinburgh.

      For the trip from London to Edinburgh you can take a train with Cross Country, Grand Central Trains, Lumo, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper or London North Eastern Railway. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Edinburgh from London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
      Yes, there are 22 direct trains per day from London to Edinburgh, and you can find a direct train for this trip with Avanti West Coast or London North Eastern Railway  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
      On average, there are 24 trains a day from London to Edinburgh. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
      The first London to Edinburgh train departs at 8: 30 AM   and the last train from London to Edinburgh leaves at 8: 30 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from London to Edinburgh on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
      If you book a train ticket from London to Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $128 (€117) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Edinburgh from London are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

      Important Stations and Airports in London and Edinburgh

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      Edinburgh
      London Victoria is the most popular London railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your trip to Edinburgh.
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      Public transit options for London Victoria
      Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
      Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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      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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      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
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      Public transit options for London Paddington
      Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
      Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
      Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
      Metro: Tube Lines.
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      Public transit options for London St Pancras International
      Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
      Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
      Bus lines: 326, 139
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      Public transit options for London Waterloo
      Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
      Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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      Public transit options for London Liverpool Street
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
      Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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      Public transit options for London Bridge
      Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
      Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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      Public transit options for Heathrow Airport T123
      Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
      Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
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      Public transit options for London Marylebone
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
      Metro: Bakerloo Line.
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      Public transit options for London Charing Cross
      Metro: Bakerloo Line Northern Line.

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