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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 Jan 21 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:40PMEdinburgh, Elder Street8h45 07:25AMLondon
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$181One-way
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10:40PMEdinburgh, Elder Street8h45 07:25AMLondon
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$181One-way
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10:40PMEdinburgh, Elder Street9h15 07:55AMLondon
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$181One-way
10:15PMEdinburgh, Elder Street9h15 07:30AMLondon
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$191One-way
11:25AMEdinburgh, Elder Street9h05 08:30PMLondon
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$341One-way

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Fri
Jan 21
$81London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
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Sat
Jan 22
$95London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$71easyJet
Sun
Jan 23
$63London North Eastern Railway
$17Megabus
$84easyJet
Mon
Jan 24
$67London North Eastern Railway
$23Megabus
$61easyJet
Tue
Jan 25
$55London North Eastern Railway
$23Megabus
$58easyJet
Wed
Jan 26
$67London North Eastern Railway
$14Flixbus
$58easyJet
Thu
Jan 27
$61Avanti West Coast
$14Flixbus
$58easyJet
Fri
Jan 28
$88London North Eastern Railway
$14Flixbus
$56easyJet
Sat
Jan 29
$76Avanti West Coast
$14Flixbus
$52easyJet
Sun
Jan 30
$95London North Eastern Railway
$17Megabus
$52easyJet
Mon
Jan 31
$61Avanti West Coast
$23Megabus
$49easyJet
Tue
Feb 1
$49London North Eastern Railway
$23Megabus
$48easyJet
Wed
Feb 2
$55London North Eastern Railway
$15Flixbus
$45easyJet
Thu
Feb 3
$55London North Eastern Railway
$14Flixbus
$45easyJet
Fri
Feb 4
$74London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
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Sat
Feb 5
$81London North Eastern Railway
$14Flixbus
$46easyJet
Sun
Feb 6
$116London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$190easyJet
Mon
Feb 7
$67London North Eastern Railway
$23Megabus
$48easyJet
Tue
Feb 8
$43London North Eastern Railway
$18National Express
$45easyJet
Wed
Feb 9
$49London North Eastern Railway
$15Flixbus
$43easyJet

Travel Information between Edinburgh and London

distanceDistance330 miles (533 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$23 - $119
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $23 (€19) • 8 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $114 (€94) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet, Megabus or London North Eastern Railway

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 330 miles (533 km) to London from Edinburgh. 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 $23 (€19). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are easyJet, Megabus or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Edinburgh to London.

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.

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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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Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh to London

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FAQs

How do I go from Edinburgh to London?

There are 3 ways that you can travel to London from Edinburgh. You can take a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to London?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to London is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $23 (€19) compared to other travel options to London:

A bus is generally $92 (€75) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $114 (€94) from Edinburgh to London.

Taking a bus is usually $97 (€80) less than taking a train to London, which costs on average $119 (€98) for the same trip.

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, traveling by bus can take you on average 8 h 40 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 3 min   of travel time.

How far is London from Edinburgh?

The distance from Edinburgh to London is approximately 330 miles (533 km).

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 to London from Edinburgh as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling to London from Edinburgh, where do I depart from Edinburgh and where do I arrive in London?

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

  • Flights mostly depart from Edinburgh Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
  • Buses from Edinburgh to London most often leave from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.
  • Trains mostly depart from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in 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:

  • Travel with easyJet to go to London by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find easyJet Edinburgh to London tickets on Omio for $114 (€94).
  • Megabus can get you to London by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Megabus from Edinburgh to London for $23 (€19) on Omio.
  • London North Eastern Railway can get you to London by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with London North Eastern Railway from Edinburgh to London for $119 (€98) on Omio.

Can I find a direct route to London from Edinburgh?

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

  • You can find 16 direct trains per day to London with Avanti West Coast, East Coast Trains or London North Eastern Railway.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Edinburgh and London ends?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Edinburgh to London often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Edinburgh and London itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between London and any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I buy tickets from Edinburgh to London online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost $114 (€94) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets cost $23 (€19) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $119 (€98) 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.