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Find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to London

Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from Edinburgh to London by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest Edinburgh to London train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.

Cheap train calendar from Edinburgh to London

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National Express£31




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Find the best prices for train tickets Edinburgh to London

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Other modes of transport available to travel from Edinburgh to London
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Proximity journey

Many trains run from Edinburgh to London, but there are also near stations served like for instance:

And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Edinburgh to London:

Bus from Edinburgh to London

Flights from Edinburgh to London

Travel information for your train journey

Edinburgh London train

Route Edinburgh to London

Edinburgh London train map

Train duration 5h04m
Arrival city London, England
Departure city Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 332 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £25.00
Train operators for Edinburgh to London Cross Country, Virgin Trains

Which train company can I use?

The trip from Edinburgh, which is in Scotland and London, situated in England is well served by trains. The trains are operated by the following rail companies: Cross Country, Virgin Trains.

How long is the train?

There are 332 miles between both cities and the average duration from Edinburgh to London is approximately 5h04m. Travelling by train is often the quickest way to go to London from Edinburgh, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving or taking the plane.

What is the price of the train?

The cheapest ticket price we've found to travel in the next month is £25.00 one way.

Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip

The gopili price barometer gives the prices for a Edinburgh to London train and helps you to know whether you are getting a good deal:


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Edinburgh - London: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The cost for train tickets Edinburgh to London are increasing as the date gets closer. Based on our data, if you book your ticket 2 months in advance, you can find tickets from £30 while if booking on the day you're travelling, you will have to spend at least £65 for your journey. Thus, you may save 54% on the price of your ticket by purchasing your seat 2 months in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.

The results are based on the cheapest fares found over the past 6 months when booking in advance versus at the last minute.

Things to do in London

We have compiled for you a list of 6 places that you can visit in London.

  • Big Ben
  • British Museum
  • National Gallery
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Covent Garden Market

As travel specialists, we are aware that preparing a trip and finding all the information regarding a specific destination can be long. We aim to help you by suggesting some points of interests, whether you are visiting for the weekend or for holidays.

Every year, many visitors are visiting London. If you want discover one of the most famous place of the city, you have to visit Big Ben. If you have the time, we will also recommend you to go to Westminster Abbey or British Museum to complete your stay.

Another interesting site that you can discover is Buckingham Palace if you wish to find out more about the city.

National Gallery is also a touristic site that we will advise you to see if you got enough time during your stay.

Finally, if you're still looking to discover more about London, Covent Garden Market can be the last stage of your stay. Even though visitors might not consider it as the most important place to visit, it will enable you to get a full picture of the city and its history.

Discount Edinburgh to London train tickets

National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're using the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you might want to get one of the 5 existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to pay less for your Edinburgh London train ticket.

  • When purchasing a railcard, you want 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 discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

    C = average price for a Edinburgh London ticket (i.e.: £61.30)(1)

    Initially, divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be efficient. Now divide that number by C. The result is the average number of journeys needed per year to start saving money.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£61.30 = 1.44. Your railcard will be worthwile if you're doing at least 2 trips from Edinburgh to London (one way journey).

  • Railcards enable you to get a third off most train fares for 12 months. A 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 £61.30 £40.87 £20.43 1.44

(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

Transport operators from Edinburgh to London

The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Edinburgh to London.

Transport operators Departure Arrival
Cross Country Edinburgh London
Virgin Trains Edinburgh London

Departure and arrival for your train travel

To travel from Edinburgh to London, only one train station is available for your departure, this is the Edinburgh Waverley train station. London city has several stations available for your arrival:London Waterloo train station, London St Pancras train station, London Stratford international train station, London New Barnet train station, London Bexley train station, London Enfield Town train station, London Harrow & Wealdstone train station, London Victoria train station, London Liverpool Street train station, London Bridge train station, London Charing Cross train station, London Euston train station, London Paddington train station, London King's Cross train station, London Fenchurch Street train station, London Southall train station, London Surbiton train station.

Where to find cheap train tickets

Cross Country

The 534 kilometers to link the city of Edinburgh with London are operated by Cross Country! You will need to plan to spend a minimum of £48 for a Cross Country train.

Virgin Trains

Looking for a cheap ticket for your upcoming trip by train? No need to panic. We found Virgin Trains tickets from £30 for your trip.

How to find cheap train tickets Edinburgh to London ?

If you want cheap train tickets Edinburgh to London, we're here to help. Here we share with you some tricks to get cheap train tickets.

  • To travel at the lowest fares you have to buy your ticket in advance. A good timing to book your advance train ticket is approximately 90 days before. So you must try to book approximately three months in advance. Using this tip you can make great savings of up to 80%.
  • To find cheap train tickets, you have to avoid travelling during peak times between 06:30 to 09:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Be flexible and your train ticket Edinburgh to London will be cheaper.
  • For some journeys, it costs less to get two singles instead of a return ticket. It gives less flexibility as you need to know in advance the time you wish to take the return journey but cheaper fares might be available.
  • Another way to pay less is to split up your journey to London. Instead of getting only one ticket for your journey you can divide the journey into different sections, and buy a ticket for each section.

Best price found for train ticket from Edinburgh to London

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Edinburgh to London by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to London. Your Edinburgh to London train ticket is just few clicks away!

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
(Waverley, city centre)
Kings Cross
£25.00 09/01/2018 19:35 4 days ago
(Waverley, city centre)
£30.00 09/01/2018 08:51 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
(Waverley, city centre)
£30.00 08/01/2018 08:51 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
(Waverley, city centre)
Kings Cross
£32.50 09/01/2018 18:20 4 days ago
(Waverley, city centre)
Kings Cross
£32.50 09/01/2018 17:31 4 days ago
(Waverley, city centre)
Kings Cross
£32.50 09/01/2018 12:20 4 days ago
(Waverley, city centre)
Kings Cross
£32.50 09/01/2018 13:43 4 days ago
(Waverley, city centre)
Kings Cross
£32.50 09/01/2018 12:43 4 days ago
(Waverley, city centre)
Kings Cross
£32.50 09/01/2018 13:20 4 days ago
(Waverley, city centre)
Kings Cross
£32.50 08/01/2018 19:35 4 days ago

Best price found for Edinburgh to London train ticket for the next 30 days.

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Book cheap train from Edinburgh to London

You have different options to purchase your Edinburgh to London train ticket:

When booking your train tickets online, you can easily compare journey times and prices to save money. Most rail companies and online ticket specialists give the ability to do this. Once your ticket is purchased, you will receive a confirmation email with your reference number that you will bring with your card to get your ticket at the station before your journey.

If you don't want to purchase your ticket on companies' websites, you may get in touch with the train providers by telephone. Most of them have a call centre.

While the mainline stations in the country have a self-service ticket machine and a travel centre to book your train ticket, suburban stations may not. Verify the opening hours and the available services before your journey.

By using our fast and simple search engine, you are be able to compare hundreds of train tickets from all major train providers. Gopili can help you find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to London! Please note, train tickets London to Edinburgh are also available for your return train.

Main train ticket types in United Kingdom

There are three main rail tickets types in UK, Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets. Each ticket types offers different prices and travel flexibility. But other tickets types exist such as Season tickets, Super-Off-Peak tickets or Rover and Rangers tickets for instance. Let's see the different types of train ticket from Edinburgh to London below:

If you want to buy the lowest available ticket, Advance tickets are convenient for you. These tickets are available 12 weeks before travel and offer biggest reductions. The earlier you purchase, the cheaper the train fares are! But you can't annul your advance train ticket, they are non-refundable, and they are sold as singles.

Off-Peak and Super Off-peak tickets are available on many trains outside of peak travel hours. Thanks to these tickets you go at Off-Peak time, so don't have to pay the price of a completely flexible Anytime ticket. You can be reimbursed if you decide not to travel.

Anytime tickets is ideal for you, if you want a fully flexible ticket with no restrictions to travel. They offer the greatest flexibility in your time of travel. But they are not advised if you want the lowest type of ticket Edinburgh to London.

Season tickets are convenient for you if you make the same journey more than three or four times a week. In this case, Season Tickets offer better value for money compared to buying daily tickets.

Next train departures

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