London to Edinburgh

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Sun
May 26
173 London North Eastern Railway
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103 Flybe
Mon
May 27
86 London North Eastern Railway
50 National Express
60 Ryanair
Tue
May 28
86 London North Eastern Railway
36 National Express
62 easyJet
Wed
May 29
86 London North Eastern Railway
20 National Express
31 Ryanair
Thu
May 30
86 London North Eastern Railway
29 National Express
31 Ryanair
Fri
May 31
86 London North Eastern Railway
34 National Express
24 Ryanair
Sat
Jun 1
70 London North Eastern Railway
36 National Express
42 Ryanair
Sun
Jun 2
86 London North Eastern Railway
36 National Express
60 Ryanair
Mon
Jun 3
86 London North Eastern Railway
5 National Express
54 British Airways
Tue
Jun 4
70 London North Eastern Railway
20 National Express
47 Flybe
Wed
Jun 5
70 London North Eastern Railway
20 National Express
49 Flybe
Thu
Jun 6
70 London North Eastern Railway
16 National Express
60 Ryanair
Fri
Jun 7
86 London North Eastern Railway
38 National Express
85 Ryanair
Sat
Jun 8
86 London North Eastern Railway
19 National Express
85 Ryanair
Sun
Jun 9
70 London North Eastern Railway
29 National Express
74 Flybe
Mon
Jun 10
70 London North Eastern Railway
18 National Express
51 easyJet
Tue
Jun 11
70 London North Eastern Railway
20 National Express
39 Flybe
Wed
Jun 12
40 London North Eastern Railway
14 National Express
47 Flybe
Thu
Jun 13
70 London North Eastern Railway
24 National Express
40 Flybe
Fri
Jun 14
86 London North Eastern Railway
19 National Express
60 Ryanair
Sat
Jun 15
70 London North Eastern Railway
24 National Express
56 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, May 31
Bus
National Express
09:0012h21:00
LondonEdinburgh
Fri, May 31
Train
London North Eastern Railway
08:304h 45m13:15
LondonEdinburgh
Fri, May 31
Flight
Ryanair
07:551h 20m09:15
LondonEdinburgh
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Tue, May 28
Flight
easyJet
18:151h 15m19:30
LondonEdinburgh
Mon, Jun 10
Flight
easyJet
19:551h 15m21:10
LondonEdinburgh
Wed, May 29
Flight
Ryanair
15:301h 20m16:50
LondonEdinburgh
Return Journeys from Edinburgh to London
Tue, May 28
Bus
National Express
05:2012h 55m18:15
EdinburghLondon
Tue, May 28
Train
Virgin Trains
07:525h 41m13:33
EdinburghLondon
Tue, May 28
Flight
Ryanair
13:301h 35m15:05
EdinburghLondon
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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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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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