Direct trains from London to Edinburgh run around once every hour at peak times. These trains are operated by Virgin East Coast, and depart from Kings Cross station in the north of the city centre. Travellers can also depart from most other cities in the UK either going direct to Edinburgh or require at most two changes.
How can travellers save on train tickets? The best way to make savings on train tickets is to book at least a few weeks in advance, or look out for deals and offers from providers. Using a railcard will also save travellers a third off rail tickets.
How easy is it to get to Edinburgh city centre from the station?Edinburgh Waverley Station is located right in the centre of the city, making it a short walk from the city centre. Alternatively there are also bus routes that go into the city centre from the station and there is a taxi rank outside. Travellers going further afield from the city of Edinburgh can catch a train from the same station, or a regional bus to any central destination. The public transportation in Edinburgh is reliable and extensive meaning that exploring the city is easy for tourists.
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An average meal in a restaurant in Edinburgh costs 0.7% more than in the rest of the country.
Prices in Edinburgh are on average 0.5% lower than in the other cities in United Kingdom.
Public transport in Edinburgh costs around 29.9% less than national average.
A night in a hotel in Edinburgh is about 2% less expensive on average than in the rest of United Kingdom.
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