Trains from Edinburgh to London

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Thu 22 Feb

10:00 14:43
£58
04:43 hrs

Fri 23 Feb

08:00 12:41
£71
04:41 hrs

Sat 24 Feb

11:00 15:55
£58
04:55 hrs

Sun 25 Feb

09:00 14:01
£71
05:01 hrs

Mon 26 Feb

08:00 12:41
£58
04:41 hrs

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Edinburgh to London Train Information

Avg. Train Duration4h 48m
Trains arrive inLondon
Trains depart fromEdinburgh
Train Ticket Price£ 45.44
Distance534 km
Train Companies
  • East Coast
  • Virgin Trains

What train companies travel from Edinburgh to London

Many companies operate modern fleets with comfortable, reclining seats, wifi and air-conditioning. Compare the services available.

What's on board East Coast trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on East Coast trains?

    No, children under 5 years old do not need a ticket on East Coast trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. A child's ticket should be purchased if a seat is needed.


    No check-in is required for East Coast trains.


    National Rail's 16-25 Railcard, Two Together Railcard, Family & Friends Railcard, Senior Railcard, and Disabled Persons Railcard entitle passengers to discounted tickets on East Coast trains.


    When booking through Raileasy, all passengers must each possess a railcard in order to receive the reduced fare.


    You will need to make a separate booking for any passengers in your group who don't own a railcard. You will be liable to pay a fine if you purchase railcard discount tickets without the sufficient number of railcards to cover all passengers.


    East Coast offers Anytime, Off-Peak, Advance, Plusbus, and Season fares. East Coast also offers First Class and Standard Class tickets.


    Advance


    Valid on the time and date shown on ticket.


    Advance 1st Single


    Seat reservations are required.


    This ticket is valid for the date and time shown on your reservation. Please note that not all trains offer first class facilities and this fare does not guarantee that first class accommodation will be available on all legs of the journey for which it is purchased. Ticket is subject to availability.


    Anytime


    No Seat Reservations


    Off-peak


    Outward or single: Restricted to off peak trains, times and routes on the date shown on ticket. Return: Restricted to off peak trains, times and routes, validity may vary but generally valid for one calendar month of the outward.


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Valid for off peak trains, times, and routes on the date shown on the ticket. First class facilities cannot be guaranteed without a reservation for all journey legs, please check availability before you book.


    Super Off-peak


    Outward or single: Restricted to super off peak trains, times and routes on the date shown on ticket. Return: Restricted to super off peak trains, times and routes, validity may vary but generally valid for one calendar month of the outward.


    Anytime


    Outward or Single: Valid for travel any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Return: Valid for travel any time shown on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy.


    1st Class


    Can be used on any train at any time on the date and route shown on the ticket. Please note, not all trains offer first class facilities and this ticket does not guarantee their availability on the service you travel on.


    Advance


    Ticket non-refundable, but amendable for £10 fee within 28 days of departure via our cancellation page.


    Off-peak


    Restricted to off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


    Super Off-peak


    Restricted to super off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Anytime


    Valid at any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    1st Class


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


What's on board Virgin Trains trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Virgin Trains trains?

    Virgin Trains offers Anytime, Off-Peak, Advance, Plusbus, and Season fares. Virgin Trains also offers First Class and Standard Class tickets.


    Advance


    Valid on the time and date shown on ticket.


    Advance 1st Single


    Seat reservations are required.


    This ticket is valid for the date and time shown on your reservation. Please note that not all trains offer first class facilities and this fare does not guarantee that first class accommodation will be available on all legs of the journey for which it is purchased. Ticket is subject to availability.


    Anytime


    No Seat Reservations


    Off-peak


    Outward or single: Restricted to off peak trains, times and routes on the date shown on ticket. Return: Restricted to off peak trains, times and routes, validity may vary but generally valid for one calendar month of the outward.


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Valid for off peak trains, times, and routes on the date shown on the ticket. First class facilities cannot be guaranteed without a reservation for all journey legs, please check availability before you book.


    Super Off-peak


    Outward or single: Restricted to super off peak trains, times and routes on the date shown on ticket. Return: Restricted to super off peak trains, times and routes, validity may vary but generally valid for one calendar month of the outward.


    Anytime


    Outward or Single: Valid for travel any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Return: Valid for travel any time shown on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy.


    1st Class


    Can be used on any train at any time on the date and route shown on the ticket. Please note, not all trains offer first class facilities and this ticket does not guarantee their availability on the service you travel on.


    No, children under 5 years old do not need a ticket on Virgin trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. A child's ticket should be purchased if a seat is needed.


    No check-in is required for Virgin trains.


    National Rail's 16-25 Railcard, Two Together Railcard, Family & Friends Railcard, Senior Railcard, and Disabled Persons Railcard entitle passengers to discounted tickets on Virgin Trains trains.


    When booking through Raileasy, all passengers must each possess a railcard in order to receive the reduced fare.


    You will need to make a separate booking for any passengers in your group who don't own a railcard. You will be liable to pay a fine if you purchase railcard discount tickets without the sufficient number of railcards to cover all passengers.


    Advance


    Ticket non-refundable, but amendable for £10 fee within 28 days of departure via our cancellation page.


    Off-peak


    Restricted to off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


    Super Off-peak


    Restricted to super off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Anytime


    Valid at any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    1st Class


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


What's on board Caledonian Sleeper trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

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

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

£99.21

1 Day in Advance

£83.68

1 Week in Advance

£72.47

2 Weeks in Advance

£66.43

1 Month in Advance

£56.94

3 Months in Advance

£55.21

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.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Everything you need to know about London Euston train station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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Everything you need to know about London Kings Cross train station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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Everything you need to know about London Charing Cross train station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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Everything you need to know about London Paddington train station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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Everything you need to know about London Liverpool Street train station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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Everything you need to know about London Victoria train station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria
Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11

This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.

Everything you need to know about London Bridge train station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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