London to Edinburgh

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5 trains from86
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Bus
Flight
Sun
Sep 15
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118 easyJet
Mon
Sep 16
105 London North Eastern Railway
32 National Express
67 easyJet
Tue
Sep 17
86 London North Eastern Railway
33 National Express
67 British Airways
Wed
Sep 18
86 London North Eastern Railway
20 National Express
67 easyJet
Thu
Sep 19
126 London North Eastern Railway
29 National Express
63 easyJet
Fri
Sep 20
86 London North Eastern Railway
26 National Express
80 Flybe
Sat
Sep 21
70 London North Eastern Railway
24 National Express
67 British Airways
Sun
Sep 22
86 London North Eastern Railway
24 National Express
60 Ryanair
Mon
Sep 23
86 London North Eastern Railway
24 National Express
55 easyJet
Tue
Sep 24
29 London North Eastern Railway
20 National Express
55 easyJet
Wed
Sep 25
29 London North Eastern Railway
16 National Express
51 easyJet
Thu
Sep 26
86 London North Eastern Railway
20 National Express
51 easyJet
Fri
Sep 27
86 London North Eastern Railway
29 National Express
92 easyJet
Sat
Sep 28
40 London North Eastern Railway
20 National Express
101 easyJet
Sun
Sep 29
29 London North Eastern Railway
24 National Express
49 Ryanair
Mon
Sep 30
86 London North Eastern Railway
20 National Express
47 Flybe
Tue
Oct 1
29 London North Eastern Railway
20 National Express
39 Flybe
Wed
Oct 2
30 London North Eastern Railway
14 National Express
39 Flybe
Thu
Oct 3
29 London North Eastern Railway
16 National Express
28 Ryanair
Fri
Oct 4
82 Virgin Trains
16 National Express
49 Ryanair
Sat
Oct 5
29 London North Eastern Railway
14 National Express
32 Ryanair

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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