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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

Find cheapest tickets to travel from Edinburgh to London by train, bus, ride sharing and plane. With the calendar below, choose the day you want to travel and easily find the cheapest price.

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Megabus£26

National Express£38

Loco2£123

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 6 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Find the best prices for train tickets Edinburgh to London

from £25.00 MORE 5h26m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Edinburgh to London
Coach
from £4.00 MORE 10h39m
from £3.50 MORE 9h16m
from £24.80 MORE 10h32m
Flight
from £12.99 MORE 6h12m

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, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

Which train company can I use?

The journey connecting Edinburgh, located in Scotland and London, situated in England is well served by trains. The trains are operated by these several operators: Cross Country, TransPennine Express, 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:

£25
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Average prices over the last 9 months based on user searches

Edinburgh - London: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£31

60

£40

30

£44

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£49

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£53

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£54

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£67

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Days before Departure

The cost for train tickets Edinburgh to London tend to increase if you don't book early. If we look at our data, if you book your ticket 2 months in advance, tickets should be available from £31 while if booking on the day you're travelling, you will need to pay a minimum of £67 for your trip. Thus, you can save 54% on the cost of your train by purchasing your seat 2 months in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

The results are based on the best fares found in 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
  • Kensington Palace

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.

At last, if you're still curious in discovering more about London, Kensington Palace can be the last stage of your trip. Even though people might not consider it as the most important thing to do, it will help you 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 save money after several journeys. But is it really profitable when taking the train 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 fare for a Edinburgh London ticket (i.e.: £61.17)(1)

    Start by dividing A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be efficient. Now divide that number by C. You will see the average number of trips needed across the year to start saving money.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£61.17 = 1.44. Your railcard will be profitable 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 £61.17 £40.78 £20.39 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
TransPennine Express Edinburgh London
Virgin Trains Edinburgh London

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 £137 for a Cross Country train.

TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express, a rail travel specialist, proposes connections to more than 318 destinations. Tickets for the journey from Edinburgh to London are available starting from £137.

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
Edinburgh
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
London
London Euston
£30.00 07/09/2017 08:51 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
London
London Euston
£45.00 12/09/2017 12:52 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
London
London Euston
£45.00 31/08/2017 08:51 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
London
London Euston
£65.00 10/09/2017 12:51 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
Edinburgh
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
London
London Euston
£65.00 19/08/2017 12:52 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
Edinburgh
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
London
London Euston
£65.00 28/08/2017 08:51 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
Edinburgh
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
London
London Euston
£65.00 29/08/2017 08:51 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
London
London Euston
£65.00 29/08/2017 12:52 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
London
London Euston
£65.00 31/08/2017 12:52 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
London
London Euston
£65.00 07/09/2017 12:52 Virgin Trains 6 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.