How to travel from Edinburgh to London

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from Edinburgh to London

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

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To get from Edinburgh to London on Dec 09 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:25AMEdinburgh, Elder Street8h55 08:20PMLondon
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11:59PMEdinburgh, Elder Street8h01 08:00AMLondon
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10:40PMEdinburgh, Elder Street8h45 07:25AMLondon
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Travel Information between Edinburgh and London

distanceDistance330 miles (533 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $108
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $20 (€18) • 8 h 1 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $108 (€98) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus, easyJet or Lumo

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

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

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Edinburgh to London. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to London from Edinburgh is by taking a bus, which costs on average $20 (€18).

This is compared to other ways of getting to London:

Taking a bus is usually $88 (€80) less than taking a flight to London, which costs on average $108 (€98) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $51 (€47) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $72 (€65) from Edinburgh to London.

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

Other travel options to London can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 8 h 1 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to London by train can take on average 4 h 3 min.

London is approximately 330 miles (533 km) away from Edinburgh.

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to London is:

  • 2 buses per day.
  • 26 trains per day.

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

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.
  • Trains mostly leave from Edinburgh Waverley and tend to arrive in London Victoria.

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

  • You can travel to London from Edinburgh by bus with Megabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $20 (€18) with Megabus 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 $108 (€98) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Edinburgh and London with Lumo, and you can find Lumo Edinburgh to London tickets for $72 (€65) on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 2 direct buses per day with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.
  • You'll find 26 direct trains per day with Avanti West Coast or London North Eastern Railway.

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.

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.

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:

  • Bus tickets are costing $20 (€18) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $108 (€98) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $72 (€65) 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.

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