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Edinburgh to London by train

The journey from Edinburgh to London by train is 332.22 mi and takes 4 hr 54 min. There are 23 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:36 AM and the last at 11:40 PM. It is possible to travel from Edinburgh to London by train for as little as $38.63 or as much as $282.62. The best price for this journey is $38.63.

Lowest Price$38.63
Journey Duration4 hr 54 min
Connection per Day23
Lowest Price$38.63
Highest Price$282.62
First Departure5:36 AM
Last Departure11:40 PM
Distance332.22 mi
DepartureEdinburgh
ArrivalLondon
CarriersScotRail, Grand CentralMore

Edinburgh to London Train Times

Departure date
Saturday, Jul 13, 2024

Traveling from Edinburgh to London with Virail

Do you know the best way to get from Edinburgh to London? No? Don't worry, Virail knows. Our search tool uses data from thousands of travel providers to show you all the available routes for your chosen travel dates. Whether you want to travel by train, bus, plane, or carpool, we can help. Filter your results to suit your personal needs: decide whether you want a one-way or round trip ticket, look for a direct journey or one with connections, and choose the time of day that you prefer to travel. Take a look at all the information and find the transport option that's right for you. When you've selected your ideal journey, Virail will transfer you to the website of your chosen travel provider, where you can complete your booking. Your adventure is waiting - let Virail help you today.

How much does it cost to get from Edinburgh to London by train?

The prices for train tickets from Edinburgh to London vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Edinburgh to London will cost $38.63. The average train ticket price is approximately $97.43. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Edinburgh to London. On average, though, you'll pay about $97.43 for a train ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh to London by train?

The journey between Edinburgh and London by train is approximately 332.22 mi. It will take you more or less 4 hr 54 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey between Edinburgh and London by train usually takes 4 hr 54 min to cover a distance of 332.22 mi. The shortest journey from Edinburgh to London will take you 4 hr 0 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in London quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

What time are the departures from Edinburgh to London?

The first journey of the day departs from Edinburgh at 5:36 AM. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 11:40 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Edinburgh and London. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Edinburgh to London leaving at 5:36 AM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 11:40 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

Which stations are used when traveling from Edinburgh to London?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Edinburgh and London. You can start your journey in Edinburgh at stations such as Edinburgh - Princes Street,Edinburgh - Any hotel,Edinburgh-Haymarket. These connect to stations including London, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5,Gatwick Airport,London, Premier Inn Heathrow Terminal 5,London paddington,London Euston,London, Marble Arch,London waterloo east,London Heathrow Airport T3,London Stansted Airport,London Southend Airport,London, Stratford,London bridge,Luton Airport (LTN),London St. Pancras International,London City Airport, LCY,Waterloo Rue de la Station 220,Southend airport,LONDON,London, Victoria Coach Station in London. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Edinburgh to London.

How many journeys from Edinburgh to London take place each day?

The route from Edinburgh to London is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Edinburgh 23 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Edinburgh to London, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 21 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 2 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Edinburgh to London. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to London
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to London.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Edinburgh to London, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Edinburgh to London.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $37.75 to $70.81 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 47% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to London

The cheapest Edinburgh - London train tickets can be found for as low as $50.61 if you’re lucky, or $59.48 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $72.42.

Find the best day to travel to London by train

When travelling to London by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Caledonian Sleeper is a train service that operates overnight between London and Scotland. It offers a range of accommodation options, including private cabins with en-suite facilities, as well as shared berths for budget-conscious travelers. The train also features a lounge car and dining car, serving locally sourced food and drinks.

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom that operates intercity services on the "East Coast Main Line" between London, Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland. It was formed in 2018 as a result of the UK government's decision to terminate the franchise of Virgin Trains East Coast. LNER is owned by the Department for Transport and managed by the operator of the East Coast Partnership, a joint venture between infrastructure company Network Rail and train operator FirstGroup. LNER operates a fleet of electric and diesel trains, including the Azuma, which is the fastest train in the UK.

ScotRail is a train operating company that provides passenger rail services throughout Scotland. It is a subsidiary of Abellio, a Dutch state-owned transportation company. ScotRail provides a connection between Glasgow and Edinburgh, allowing travelers to easily explore the scenic Scottish East Coast and Highlands. Additionally, a range of destinations including Aberdeen, Inverness, and Stirling can be discovered through ScotRail's services.

TransPennine Express is a train operating company in the United Kingdom that provides intercity train services across the North of England and Scotland. The company operates services between major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. Transpennine Express offers a range of ticket options, including advance purchase tickets, out-of-season tickets, and flexible tickets. The company also provides onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and refreshments.

Services on board ScotRail, Grand Central and Lumo from Edinburgh to London
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Edinburgh to London CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
37.43kg
Bus
40.1kg
Flight
106.93kg
Car
85.55kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Edinburgh to London by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Edinburgh and London are 37.43kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Edinburgh and London? By taking the train between Edinburgh and London you will save 69.5kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.67kg compared to a bus and 48.12kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Edinburgh to London?
A train ticket from Edinburgh to London is $97.43. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $38.63.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Edinburgh to London?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Edinburgh to London is $38.63. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Edinburgh and London by train?
Edinburgh to London is 332.22 mi.
How long does the train between Edinburgh and London take?
Edinburgh to London is on average 4 hr 54 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 0 min.
Which companies operate from Edinburgh to London?
The train journey from Edinburgh to London is covered by 7 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: ScotRail, Grand Central, Lumo, Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway, Caledonian Sleeper, TransPennine Express and CrossCountry.
How many train connections per day go from Edinburgh to London?
Edinburgh to London has 23 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Edinburgh to London leave?
The earliest train from Edinburgh to London departs at 5:36 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Edinburgh to London depart?
The latest train from Edinburgh to London departs at 11:40 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Edinburgh to London in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $38.63 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Edinburgh to London?
There are on average 21 direct connection(s) from Edinburgh to go to London.
What's the fastest journey time between Edinburgh to London by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Edinburgh and London is 4 hr 0 min.
Is there a direct train from Edinburgh to London?
Yes, there is a direct train between Edinburgh and London.
What are the CO2 emissions for Edinburgh to London by train?
The train journey from Edinburgh to London creates 37.43kg of CO2 emissions.

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