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from Edinburgh to London

You can get from Edinburgh to London by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to London on Sep 18 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:45PMEdinburgh, Elder Street9h10 07:55AMLondon
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$181One-way
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10:45PMEdinburgh, Elder Street9h10 07:55AMLondon
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$181One-way
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10:15PMEdinburgh, Elder Street9h15 07:30AMLondon
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$191One-way
10:45PMEdinburgh, Elder Street9h30 08:15AMLondon
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$181One-way
11:15AMEdinburgh, Elder Street9h10 08:25PMLondon
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$341One-way

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Fri
Sep 17
$82London North Eastern Railway
$23Megabus
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Sat
Sep 18
$107London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$157British Airways
Sun
Sep 19
$118London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$258British Airways
Mon
Sep 20
$82London North Eastern Railway
$18Megabus
$95easyJet
Tue
Sep 21
$49London North Eastern Railway
$18Megabus
$97easyJet
Wed
Sep 22
$49London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$79easyJet
Thu
Sep 23
$118London North Eastern Railway
$18Megabus
$75easyJet
Fri
Sep 24
$123London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$182BA Cityflyer
Sat
Sep 25
$82London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$129easyJet
Sun
Sep 26
$78London North Eastern Railway
$18Megabus
$129easyJet
Mon
Sep 27
$70London North Eastern Railway
$18Megabus
$56easyJet
Tue
Sep 28
$82London North Eastern Railway
$18Megabus
$53easyJet
Wed
Sep 29
$75London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$104British Airways
Thu
Sep 30
$96London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$53easyJet
Fri
Oct 1
$118London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$50easyJet
Sat
Oct 2
$75London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$73easyJet
Sun
Oct 3
$118London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$75easyJet
Mon
Oct 4
$89London North Eastern Railway
$18Megabus
$115BA Cityflyer
Tue
Oct 5
$82London North Eastern Railway
$18Megabus
$50easyJet
Wed
Oct 6
$75London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$50easyJet
Thu
Oct 7
$89London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$50easyJet

Travel Information to London from Edinburgh

distanceDistance330 miles (533 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $119
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€13) • 9 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $119 (€95) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 330 miles (533 km) by bus, flight or train between Edinburgh and London. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $16 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Megabus, easyJet or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Edinburgh to London.

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How to Travel from Edinburgh to London

The fastest way to travel in the United Kingdom from Edinburgh to London is to fly. Several airlines operate direct flights between the two cities, with journey times being as little as 3½ hours to London City airport. The next best transport option is the train, as there are frequent direct train services to London Kings Cross station offered every hour. Buses make the journey at a more leisurely pace, with National Express buses reaching London Victoria Coach station in about 9½ hours.

Trains from Edinburgh to London | Buses from Edinburgh to London | Flights from Edinburgh to London

Edinburgh to London Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€22

9:20 h

2 Months Before

trains

€73

4:19 h

1 Month Before

flight

€70

1:15 h

1 Month Before



What is the best way to travel from Edinburgh to London?

Cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to London


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to London. Buses traveling from Edinburgh to London depart from Edinburgh's Elder Street bus station and take at least 9:20 h to arrive at either London's Victoria coach station or Sutton rail station. Around 8 buses travel from Edinburgh to London every day, with the first departing Edinburgh at 6:30 a.m. All buses traveling from Edinburgh to London are operated by National Express.


Fastest way to travel from Edinburgh to London


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Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Edinburgh to London. Flights traveling from Edinburgh to London depart from Edinburgh airport and arrive at one of London's 5 airports after 1:15 h of flight time; however, when travel time to and from Edinburgh and London's airports is taken into consideration, a flight will take at least 3:42 h to arrive at London's city center. Over 50 direct flights travel from Edinburgh to London every day, with the first departing at 6:00 a.m. Airlines that fly directly from Edinburgh to London include FlyBe, RyanAir, EasyJet, and British Airways.


Most popular way to travel from Edinburgh to London


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Taking a flight is the most popular way to travel from Edinburgh to London. Flights traveling from Edinburgh to London are at least 40 minutes faster than taking a train while also €3 cheaper on average. Alternatively, while traveling from Edinburgh to London by bus is €48 cheaper than taking a flight on average, buses take an additional 5½ hours to arrive in London. All flights traveling from Edinburgh depart from Edinburgh airport and take at least 3:42 h to arrive at either London's Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton or City airport.


How to get from Edinburgh to London

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Edinburgh to London, 72,98% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Edinburgh to London and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
How do I go from Edinburgh to London?

You can travel between Edinburgh and London 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Edinburgh to London?

The cheapest way to travel between Edinburgh and London is by taking a bus with an average price of $16 (€13).

This is compared to other travel options to London:

A bus is generally $103 (€82) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $119 (€95) from Edinburgh to London.

A bus is generally $102 (€82) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $118 (€94) from Edinburgh to London.

What is the quickest way from Edinburgh to London?

The fastest way from Edinburgh to London is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to London that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 9 h 10 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to London by train can take on average 4 h.

What is the distance from Edinburgh to London?

You should expect to travel around 330 miles (533 km) between Edinburgh and London.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Edinburgh to London?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to London is:

  • 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Edinburgh to London as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Edinburgh to London, what are the departure and arrival points in Edinburgh and London?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Edinburgh to London:

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Edinburgh to London depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street to London, Victoria Coach Station.
  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Edinburgh to London depart from Edinburgh Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Edinburgh to London depart from Edinburgh Waverley to London Victoria.
Which travel operators can get me to London from Edinburgh?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to London, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Megabus can get you to London by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Megabus from Edinburgh to London for $16 (€13) on Omio.
  • EasyJet can take you to London by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for easyJet from Edinburgh to London for $119 (€95).
  • London North Eastern Railway can take you to London by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for London North Eastern Railway from Edinburgh to London for $118 (€94).
Can I find a direct route to London from Edinburgh?

Yes, there are direct services available from Edinburgh to London with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with National Express or Megabus.
  • You can book a direct flight with easyJet, British Airways or BA Cityflyer.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to London as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Edinburgh to London.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Edinburgh to London?
Looking to extend your trip from Edinburgh to London? Many Omio customers who go from Edinburgh to London usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels from London, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I buy tickets between Edinburgh and London online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Edinburgh to London, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $16 (€13) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $119 (€95) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $118 (€94) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Edinburgh to London online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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London
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus 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.
Edinburgh Waverley
Amenities
Refreshments
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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.