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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 Jun 22 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:10AMEdinburgh Airport1h30 12:40PMLondon Stansted Airport
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$741One-way
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11:15AMEdinburgh, Elder Street9h45 09:00PMLondon
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$441One-way
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09:00PMEdinburgh Airport1h15 10:15PMLondon Luton Airport
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$911One-way
07:55AMEdinburgh Airport1h35 09:30AMLondon Heathrow Airport
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$1061One-way
07:00AMEdinburgh Airport1h35 08:35AMLondon Gatwick Airport
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$1031One-way

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Mon
Jun 21
$92London North Eastern Railway
$49Megabus
$118easyJet
Tue
Jun 22
$91London North Eastern Railway
$39Megabus
$66easyJet
Wed
Jun 23
$91London North Eastern Railway
$39Megabus
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Thu
Jun 24
$91London North Eastern Railway
$39Megabus
$43easyJet
Fri
Jun 25
$91London North Eastern Railway
$39Megabus
$75British Airways
Sat
Jun 26
$116London North Eastern Railway
$35National Express
$60British Airways
Sun
Jun 27
$228London North Eastern Railway
$39Megabus
$141easyJet
Mon
Jun 28
$156London North Eastern Railway
$39Megabus
$67British Airways
Tue
Jun 29
$91London North Eastern Railway
$38National Express
$48easyJet
Wed
Jun 30
$91London North Eastern Railway
$39Megabus
$44easyJet
Thu
Jul 1
$91London North Eastern Railway
$39Megabus
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Fri
Jul 2
$91London North Eastern Railway
$39National Express
$47easyJet
Sat
Jul 3
$72Avanti West Coast
$32National Express
$56easyJet
Sun
Jul 4
$91London North Eastern Railway
$37National Express
$62easyJet
Mon
Jul 5
$91London North Eastern Railway
$32National Express
$42easyJet
Tue
Jul 6
$75London North Eastern Railway
$35National Express
$40easyJet
Wed
Jul 7
$75London North Eastern Railway
$39Megabus
$40easyJet
Thu
Jul 8
$91London North Eastern Railway
$39Megabus
$40easyJet
Fri
Jul 9
$91London North Eastern Railway
$35National Express
$40easyJet
Sat
Jul 10
$61Avanti West Coast
$33National Express
$44easyJet
Sun
Jul 11
$75London North Eastern Railway
$33National Express
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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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Travel Tips

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Travel to London 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 Edinburgh to London.
FAQs
How do I go from Edinburgh to London?

There are 3 travel options from Edinburgh to London: flight, bus or train.

How far is London from Edinburgh?

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

Where do I depart from Edinburgh? Where do I arrive in London?

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

  • Most travelers catch their flight from Edinburgh Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
  • Most travelers board their bus from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in London Victoria.
Which travel companies can take me from Edinburgh to London?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Edinburgh to London:

  • You can travel by plane to London from Edinburgh with easyJet, and you can find easyJet Edinburgh to London tickets for $58 (€45) on Omio.
  • You can travel from Edinburgh to London by bus with Megabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $49 (€38) with Megabus from Edinburgh to London.
  • You can go to London from Edinburgh by train with London North Eastern Railway. You'll see cheap train tickets for $81 (€63) with London North Eastern Railway from Edinburgh to London on Omio.
Is there a direct service between Edinburgh and London?

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

  • You can find direct buses to take to London with Megabus.
  • You can check for a direct train to London with Avanti West Coast 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 journey.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Edinburgh to London?
Your trip from Edinburgh to London doesn't have to end in London. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels to your Edinburgh to London tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from London today!
When should I book a ticket from Edinburgh to London online to score 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 are costing on average () one way.
  • Bus tickets cost () one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing () one way on average.

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.

What is the cheapest way 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 $49 (€38) compared to other travel options to London:

Taking a bus is about $9 (€7) less than taking a flight, which costs on average () for this route.

Taking a bus is about $32 (€25) less than taking a train, which costs on average () for this journey.

What is the fastest way to get 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, taking a bus requires on average 9 h 30 min  of travel time.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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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
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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.