Trains from Edinburgh to London

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Edinburgh to London train information

Edinburgh London train map

Train duration 5h04m
Arrival London, England
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 332 Miles
Train operators ScotRail, Cross Country, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains
Lowest train price from £26.50
Average train price £86.00

Which train company can I use?

The journey from Edinburgh, situated in Scotland and London, which is in England is well connected by trains. The trains are run by the following rail operators: ScotRail, Cross Country, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains.

How much times does it take?

There are 332 miles between both cities and the average train duration connecting Edinburgh to London is normally 5h04m. Travelling by train is normally the quickest solution to go to London from Edinburgh, and it's also more environmentally friendly than taking your car or using the plane.

What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?

The cheapest ticket price we've found to travel in the next month is £26.50 one way.

Best prices for Edinburgh to London train tickets

from £26.50 MORE 5h15m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £11.50 MORE 10h52m
from £10.60 MORE 9h11m
Flight
from £9.60 MORE 6h30m

Edinburgh - London prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Edinburgh to London by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Megabus£18

National Express£37

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Megabus£18

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Megabus£38

National Express£42

Loco2£71

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Megabus£24

National Express£40

Loco2£59

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Megabus£23

National Express£40

Loco2£45

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Megabus£17

National Express£35

Loco2£42

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Edinburgh to London

When are the next trains to London?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
12:52
London Euston
18:34
5h42m Virgin Trains
Wednesday 19 December
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
08:52
London Euston
14:33
5h41m Virgin Trains
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
12:52
London Euston
18:34
5h42m Virgin Trains

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Looking at our data, 2 trains from Edinburgh to London are being operated today and 0 tomorrow. The first Edinburgh London train departs at 08:52 and the last one departs at 12:52. The first and last departure times might change from one day to another and there might be fewer services during weekends and public holidays. Rail operators may also adapt the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

Edinburgh - London: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

90

£30

60

£39

30

£43

15

£48

7

£52

3

£53

1

£66

Same day

Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Edinburgh to London are increasing the closer you get to your departure day. According to our data, if you buy your train 2 months in advance, you can find tickets from £30 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £66 for your train. Thus, you may save 54% on the price of your ticket by booking 2 months in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.

The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Edinburgh to London trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Edinburgh and London by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets London to Edinburgh and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
London
Kings Cross
£42.00 03/01/2019 19:36 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
London
Kings Cross
£42.00 19/12/2018 07:30 5 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
London
Kings Cross
£42.00 19/12/2018 08:00 5 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
London
Euston
£42.00 19/12/2018 08:52 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
London
Euston
£45.00 02/01/2019 08:52 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
London
Euston
£45.00 20/12/2018 08:52 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
London
Kings Cross
£50.50 03/01/2019 17:00 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
London
Kings Cross
£50.50 03/01/2019 18:30 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
London
Kings Cross
£50.50 19/12/2018 13:30 5 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
London
Kings Cross
£50.50 20/12/2018 19:36 6 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Edinburgh London train

Discount Edinburgh - London train tickets

National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you are able to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you pay less for your Edinburgh London train ticket.

  • When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several journeys. But is it really profitable when travelling from Edinburgh to London? Use your calculator, considering:

    A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

    B = average price cut with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

    C = average cost for a Edinburgh London ticket (i.e.: £85.58)(1)

    The first step is to divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be efficient. You can now divide that number by C. It will give you the approximate number of journeys needed across the year to be profitable.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£85.58 = 1.03. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 2 trips from Edinburgh to London (one way trip).

  • Railcards enable you to get a third off most rail fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Edinburgh to London train £85.58 £57.05 £28.53 1.03

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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