Trains from Edinburgh to London

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national_express£ 29
national_express£ 38
national_express£ 40
national_express£ 42
national_express£ 26
national_express£ 26
national_express£ 21
east_coast£ 88
east_coast£ 73
east_coast£ 61
east_coast£ 53
virgin_trains£ 52
virgin_trains£ 47
virgin_trains£ 47
easyjet£ 51
british_airways£ 69
british_airways£ 38
british_airways£ 37
easyjet£ 37
ryanair£ 31
ryanair£ 31

Edinburgh to London Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
5 hours, 43 minutes
Trains arrive in:London
Trains depart from:Edinburgh
Train Ticket Price:£ 49
Distance:534 Kms
Train Companies:East Coast, Virgin Trains

Trains from Edinburgh to London

The main station in Scotland's capital with connections to London is Edinburgh Waverley station, in the heart of the city centre. The majority of trains from Edinburgh to London are provided by operator East Coast. Services begin running in the early morning and continue into the early evening. Passengers will arrive directly at London's King’s Cross Station or London Euston Station. There are several journeys a day that require a change, mostly, but not all, at Wolverhampton. For passengers requiring London Victoria or London Bridge, changes should be made within London.

Edinburgh to London Train Cost

Prices for Trains from Edinburgh to London when you book in advance

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1 Day in Advance


1 Week in Advance


2 Weeks in Advance


1 Month in Advance


3 Months in Advance


More information about trains from London to Edinburgh

The train connecting the capital of Scotland with that of England is frequent and convenient and given the distance it can be tempting to opt for a budget flight, however as you can see the train doesn't have to break the bank if you book your train ticket well enough in advance.

  • autobus All Edinburgh to London trains are run by Virgin trains.

  • autobusMost Virgin trains services are direct between Edinburgh and London, however some may require a change in Crewe.

  • autobus Most travellers book their Edinburgh to London train tickets 2 weeks in advance of the travel date.

Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices for trains from Edinburgh to London decrease the further you book in advance:

  • It is 17% cheaper to book a Edinburgh to London train a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • It is 31% cheaper to book 1 week in advanced as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Finally, Edinburgh to London train costs are 54% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Taking the Train from Edinburgh

Trains from Edinburgh to London will depart from the city’s main station Edinburgh Waverley. Getting to the station by local transport is easy as a large number of local Lothian Buses stop near the station on Princes Street and North Bridge. Other major rail providers that offer services to the station include ScotRail, East Coast, CrossCountry and Virgin Trains. There are a large number of services, shops and restaurants at Waverly, as well as access to pay-as-you-go public WiFi.

Getting into London by Train

Both Euston Station and King’s Cross Station are served by a large number of TFL buses, including the 59 which will take passengers through Holborn and Aldwych to Waterloo station and destinations further south. Night buses and taxis will also serve both stations during the late hours.

Arriving at King's Cross Station

The majority of daily trains arriving into London will do so at London King’s Cross Station. This station has a large number of connections to local transport as well as additional national and international rail services including the Eurostar. The station can be accessed via the London Underground at King’s Cross St. Pancras on the Northern Line (Bank Branch), Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, and Circle Line.

Arriving at London Euston Station

The other station where trains from Edinburgh arrive to is London Euston Station. While trains to this station are less frequent throughout the day, the famous Caledonian Sleeper train will make its evening journey to and from this station in London which takes around 7 hours. The station is located on the London Overground and London Underground on the Northern Line (both branches) and Victoria Line. The station is also a short walk to London St Pancras for international train connections.

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