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Cheap train tickets from London to Edinburgh

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80

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96

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London to Edinburgh is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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08:52AMLondon Kings Cross4h18 01:10PMEdinburgh Waverley
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09:30AMLondon Kings Cross4h48 02:18PMEdinburgh Waverley
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09:22AMLondon Kings Cross4h35 01:57PMEdinburgh Waverley
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Train schedule from London to Edinburgh

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08:48AMLondon Kings Cross4h20 01:08PMEdinburgh Waverley
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08:52AMLondon Kings Cross4h18 01:10PMEdinburgh Waverley
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Fastest train times from London to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Dec 04

Fastest Journey

4 h 18 m

Average

4 h 26 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

534 km

Of the 6 trains that leave London for Edinburgh every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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08:52AMLondon Kings Cross4h18 01:10PMEdinburgh Waverley
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801One-way
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09:00AMLondon Kings Cross4h18 01:18PMEdinburgh Waverley
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1021One-way
08:48AMLondon Kings Cross4h20 01:08PMEdinburgh Waverley
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1021One-way
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1021One-way
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Overview: Train from London to Edinburgh

distanceDistance533 km
durationAverage train duration4 h 23 min
priceAverage train ticket price€115 (€115)
frequencyTrain frequency24 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 22 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country, Grand Central Trains, Lumo, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper or London North Eastern Railway

Trains from London to Edinburgh cover the 533 km long trip taking on average 4 h 23 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, Grand Central Trains, Lumo, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 24 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as €64, but the average price of train tickets is €115. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train companies: CrossCountry and Grand Central Trains trains London to Edinburgh

Find the best trains between London and Edinburgh with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry and Grand Central Trains from €64. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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Save time and money by searching for and booking your Grand Central Trains train from London to Edinburgh online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest Grand Central Trains train to Edinburgh from London, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current Grand Central Trains train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 330 miles (533 km) journey between London and Edinburgh as well as ticket information for the train (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains from London to Edinburgh, you can check straight away if the Grand Central Trains ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Buy your official Grand Central Trains London to Edinburgh train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

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

    Find the perfect CrossCountry train between London and Edinburgh for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest CrossCountry train timetables and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train to Edinburgh from London. You can also check relevant travel information for the CrossCountry train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 330 miles (533 km) on this trip and your CrossCountry London to Edinburgh train ticket can cost as little as €217 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets to Edinburgh from London in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

      Trains from London to Edinburgh

      There are regular direct rail services from London to Edinburgh on the East Coast mainline. Departures are roughly every half hour from early morning until early evening, with some indirect connections via York offering additional options. Journey times between the English and Scottish capital cities range from a little over four hours to nearly five hours, depending on the number of stops en route, and connection times on indirect services.

      Which train companies travel from London to Edinburgh?

      LNER (London North Eastern Railway) - previously known as Virgin Trains East Coast - provides the majority of direct services from London to Edinburgh. In addition, indirect routes requiring one change involve taking Grand Central Railway or LNER services to York, connecting with CrossCountry trains to Edinburgh.

      How long is the train from London to Edinburgh?

      The fastest direct trains from London to Edinburgh take around four hours and 15 minutes to cover the 390-mile route. Most journeys are around four and a half hours. Indirect services from King's Cross take around five hours to reach Edinburgh, allowing for the time spent between connections at York.

      How many trains are there from London to Edinburgh?

      The weekday timetable begins just after 6:00 a.m. and there are departures every half hour throughout the day until early evening, with a final train leaving London at 7:00 p.m. There are an additional four or five indirect connections via York. On Sundays, departures begin a little later, with a first train from London at just before 9:00 a.m.

      What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Edinburgh?

      Departure train station: London King's Cross Trains to Edinburgh depart from London King's Cross Station, situated on the north side of central London. The station has its own Underground stop, with connections on six lines, along with local bus stops on Euston Road, taxi stands, shopping, and restaurants.

      Arrival train station: Edinburgh Waverley Trains from London arrive at the centrally located Waverley Station, with local train links to Haymarket and Edinburgh Park. There are tram and bus stops serving routes across Edinburgh outside the station on Princes Street and Waverley Bridge, and a taxi stand on the main concourse.

      Travel Tips: Trains from London to Edinburgh

      Travel Tips: Travel by train to Edinburgh 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 London to Edinburgh.
      FAQs
      If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between London and Edinburgh for as little as €64  in the next 7 days.
      The London to Edinburgh train ticket price is on average €115  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.
      You should expect to travel around 533 km  to Edinburgh from London by train.
      The London to Edinburgh train duration is on average 4 h 23 min, which is to be expected when travelling 533 km between London and Edinburgh. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

      There are a few train stations in London to start your route from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. In Edinburgh you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Gateway and Edinburgh Park.

      Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria   and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

      Passengers board the train most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Edinburgh Waverley, located 0.4 miles (660 m) away from the city centre.

      For the best London to Edinburgh train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Cross Country, Grand Central Trains, Lumo, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper or London North Eastern Railway. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between London and Edinburgh to compare what amenities they may offer.
      Yes, there are 22 direct trains per day between London and Edinburgh, and you can find a direct train for this route with Avanti West Coast or London North Eastern Railway  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
      On average, there are 24 trains a day from London to Edinburgh. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
      The first train from London to Edinburgh leaves at 18: 00   and the last train for this leaves at 18: 00. Omio shows you the latest train from London to Edinburgh timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.
      If you buy London to Edinburgh train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average €115. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between London and Edinburgh. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

      Important Stations and Airports in London and Edinburgh

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      Edinburgh
      London Victoria is the most popular London railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your journey to Edinburgh.
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      Public transport options for London Victoria
      Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
      Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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      Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
      Public transport options for London Euston
      Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
      Overground lines: Watford DC
      Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
      Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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      Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
      Public transport options for London Kings Cross
      Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
      Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
      Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
      Metro: N/A
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      Public transport options for London Paddington
      Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
      Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
      Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
      Metro: Tube Lines.
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      Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
      Public transport options for London St Pancras International
      Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
      Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
      Bus lines: 326, 139
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      Public transport options for London Waterloo
      Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
      Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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      Public transport options for London Liverpool Street
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
      Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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      Public transport options for London Bridge
      Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
      Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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      Public transport options for Heathrow Airport T123
      Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
      Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
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      Public transport options for London Marylebone
      Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
      Metro: Bakerloo Line.
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      Public transport options for London Charing Cross
      Metro: Bakerloo Line Northern Line.

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