London to Edinburgh

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Bus
Flight
Wed
Jul 24
103 London North Eastern Railway
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165 easyJet
Thu
Jul 25
103 London North Eastern Railway
46 National Express
129 easyJet
Fri
Jul 26
145 London North Eastern Railway
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104 Ryanair
Sat
Jul 27
86 London North Eastern Railway
41 National Express
130 Flybe
Sun
Jul 28
86 London North Eastern Railway
45 National Express
110 easyJet
Mon
Jul 29
86 London North Eastern Railway
44 National Express
85 easyJet
Tue
Jul 30
86 London North Eastern Railway
34 National Express
73 Flybe
Wed
Jul 31
86 London North Eastern Railway
39 National Express
64 Flybe
Thu
Aug 1
103 London North Eastern Railway
44 National Express
84 easyJet
Fri
Aug 2
145 London North Eastern Railway
42 National Express
117 easyJet
Sat
Aug 3
86 London North Eastern Railway
33 National Express
101 Flybe
Sun
Aug 4
86 London North Eastern Railway
33 National Express
90 Flybe
Mon
Aug 5
86 London North Eastern Railway
41 National Express
63 Flybe
Tue
Aug 6
86 London North Eastern Railway
38 National Express
64 Flybe
Wed
Aug 7
86 London North Eastern Railway
49 National Express
55 Flybe
Thu
Aug 8
86 London North Eastern Railway
37 National Express
73 Flybe
Fri
Aug 9
103 London North Eastern Railway
42 National Express
100 Ryanair
Sat
Aug 10
86 London North Eastern Railway
41 National Express
100 Ryanair
Sun
Aug 11
86 London North Eastern Railway
42 National Express
73 Flybe
Mon
Aug 12
103 London North Eastern Railway
40 National Express
63 Flybe
Tue
Aug 13
86 London North Eastern Railway
23 National Express
48 Flybe

General Information About the Journey from London to Edinburgh

There are a number of options between London and Edinburgh. The distance between the two major cities is 650 kilometres, and as such, flying is often the quickest option, taking an average 1.5 hours. The train usually takes around 5 hours, while the bus can take between 8 and 11 hours. Some overnight bus and train sleeper services are also available.

Buses from London to Edinburgh

Megabus and National Express are the main bus providers of this route. Megabus offers a low-cost service from Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh Bus Station. Daily services leave in the morning, afternoon and evening. Afternoon services arrive in the early hours of the following morning at North St. David Street, due to Edinburgh Bus Station being closed between 1:00 a.m. and 4:45 a.m. Services that depart London in the evening will arrive the following morning in Edinburgh. National Express also offers services from Victoria Coach Station as well as the option of overnight travel, leaving Victoria late at night and arriving in Edinburgh the following morning. Both companies offer between two and six services per day, with journeys taking between 8 and 11 hours.

Trains from London to Edinburgh

Virgin Trains East Coast operate between 2-3 services per hour from London Euston and London Kings Cross stations. The journeys take between 4-5 hours and can be either direct or with one change. The Caledonian Sleeper train leaves Euston every evening after 11:00 p.m., excluding Saturdays, and takes approximately seven and a half hours to reach Edinburgh, travelling overnight.

Flights from London to Edinburgh

A number of airlines offer flights from London to Edinburgh Airport, including Ryanair, easyJet, British Airways, FlyBE and Virgin Little Red. There are roughly 50 daily direct flights taking between 1-1.5 hours. Flights depart from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, London Luton and London City airports.

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Best fares from London to Edinburgh

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Fri, Jul 26
Bus
National Express
21:309h 30m07:00
LondonEdinburgh
Fri, Jul 26
Train
London North Eastern Railway
07:004h 20m11:20
LondonEdinburgh
Fri, Jul 26
Flight
Ryanair
20:251h 20m21:45
LondonEdinburgh
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Mon, Jul 29
Flight
easyJet
19:551h 15m21:10
LondonEdinburgh
Mon, Aug 26
Flight
easyJet
18:151h 15m19:30
LondonEdinburgh
Fri, Jul 26
Flight
Ryanair
20:251h 20m21:45
LondonEdinburgh
Return Journeys from Edinburgh to London
Fri, Jul 26
Bus
National Express
20:309h 20m05:50
EdinburghLondon
Fri, Jul 26
Train
London North Eastern Railway
08:004h 39m12:39
EdinburghLondon
Fri, Jul 26
Flight
easyJet
05:251h 30m06:55
EdinburghLondon

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
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Edinburgh
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BusLondon Liverpool Street Stn

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
Public transportation is available through the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) which connects the airport to the London Underground.

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