How to travel from Edinburgh to London

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Travel Information from Edinburgh to London

distanceDistance330 miles (533 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$23 - $54
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $23 (€20) • 7 h 1 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $54 (€47) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus, easyJet or East Coast

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

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from Edinburgh to London

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

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Edinburgh to London is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
09:05AM9h30
Edinburgh
06:35PMLondon
$721One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Megabus
10:15PM9h15
Edinburgh
07:30AMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
$641One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
easyJet
03:15PM1h15
Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
04:30PMLondon Luton Airport (LTN)
$2431One-way
0 transfers
Other options
London North Eastern Railway
09:00AM4h41
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
01:41PMLondon Kings Cross (KGX)
$1561One-way
0 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
10:30AM4h15
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
02:45PMLondon Kings Cross (KGX)
$1561One-way
0 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
10:00AM4h39
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
02:39PMLondon Kings Cross (KGX)
$1561One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
10:40AM9h05
Edinburgh
07:45PMLondon
$741One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
09:05AM10h05
Edinburgh
07:10PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
$721One-way
0 transfers
Megabus
10:40AM9h40
Edinburgh
08:20PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
$741One-way
0 transfers
easyJet
06:10AM1h20
Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
07:30AMLondon Stansted Airport (STN)
$1101One-way
0 transfers
easyJet
07:20PM1h30
Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
08:50PMLondon Gatwick Airport (LGW)
$1881One-way
0 transfers
easyJet
09:15PM1h30
Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
10:45PMLondon Gatwick Airport (LGW)
$1881One-way
0 transfers

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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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National Express, Ryanair and British Airways will get you from Edinburgh to London at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

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

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      EasyJet is a British multinational budget airline headquartered at London Luton Airport (LTN) and the largest UK-based airline based on the number of passengers carried. EasyJet flies to more than 150 destinations in Europe and North Africa, making it a very popular low-cost carrier for travelers. To keep fares as low as possible, tickets are non-refundable, and no complimentary snacks are served onboard. All easyJet fare types include allowance of one small personal bag, while additional fees apply for travelers bringing hand luggage and checked luggage.

        FAQs: Travel from Edinburgh to London

        FAQs: 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

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

        The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to London is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $23 (€20) compared to other travel options to London:

        A bus is $31 (€27) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Edinburgh to London costing on average $54 (€47).

        A bus is $27 (€24) less than a train with an average ticket price of $50 (€43) from Edinburgh to London.

        The quickest way to travel between Edinburgh and London is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Getting to London by bus takes 7 h 1 min on average.

        Getting to London by train takes 4 h 15 min on average.

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

        The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to London is:

        • 25 trains a day.

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

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

        • Buses from Edinburgh to London most often leave from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
        • Flights from Edinburgh to London most often leave from Edinburgh Airport and arrive in London Gatwick Airport.
        • Trains mostly depart from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in London Waterloo.

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

        • You can go to London from Edinburgh by bus with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $23 (€20) with Megabus from Edinburgh to London on Omio.
        • You can go to London from Edinburgh by plane with easyJet, British Airways, Cityflyer (British Airways 2), BAR Aviation, CityJet or Aer Lingus. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $54 (€47) with easyJet from Edinburgh to London on Omio.
        • You can go to London from Edinburgh by train with East Coast, Lumo, Virgin Trains, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, Arriva Bus, TransPennine Express, Grand Central Trains or East Midlands Trains. You'll see cheap train tickets for $50 (€43) with Lumo from Edinburgh to London on Omio.

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

        • Direct trains with East Coast or Virgin Trains with 25 direct trains per day.

        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 between Edinburgh and 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, Manchester, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Paris, Manchester, 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!
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