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 Cross Country, Virgin Trains
Lowest train price from £25.00
Average train price £63.00

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.

Best prices for Edinburgh to London train tickets

from £25.00 MORE 5h17m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £10.00 MORE 11h05m
from £10.60 MORE 8h58m
Flight
from £10.19 MORE 6h38m

Edinburgh - London prices calendar

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

  may july   june
monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday sunday
25

Megabus£33

National Express£40

Loco2£71

26

Megabus£18

National Express£17

Loco2--

27

Megabus£18

National Express£17

Loco2£45

28
29

Megabus£23

National Express£38

Loco2£59

30
01

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

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

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

According to our data, 2 trains from Edinburgh to London are available today and 0 tomorrow. The first Edinburgh London train leaves at 08:51 while the last train departs at 12:52. The first and last departure times may change on each day of the week and there may be fewer services during weekends or bank holidays. Rail companies may also adapt the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

Edinburgh - London: the best time to book cheap trains

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

90

£30

60

£39

30

£42

15

£47

7

£52

3

£52

1

£65

Same day

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.

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
Euston
£30.00 21/07/2018 12:52 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
London
Euston
£31.00 10/07/2018 08:51 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
London
Euston
£32.00 14/07/2018 12:52 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
London
Euston
£32.00 12/07/2018 08:51 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
London
Kings Cross
£34.00 10/07/2018 19:36 6 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
London
Euston
£42.00 30/06/2018 12:52 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
London
Kings Cross
£42.00 12/07/2018 19:36 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
London
Kings Cross
£42.00 21/07/2018 17:00 6 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
London
Euston
£42.00 10/07/2018 12:52 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
London
Kings Cross
£42.00 28/06/2018 19:36 6 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Edinburgh London train

Discount Edinburgh - London train tickets

National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you are able to get one of the five different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you make great savings for your Edinburgh London train ticket.

  • When purchasing a railcard, you aim to break even after several journeys. But is it really relevant when taking the train from Edinburgh to London? Grab your calculator, taking into account:

    A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

    B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

    C = average fare for a Edinburgh London ticket (i.e.: £62.21)(1)

    The first step is to divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be efficient. Then divide that number by C. You will see the average number of trips needed throughout the duration of the railcard's validity to be profitable.

    In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£62.21 = 1.41. Your railcard will be profitable after at least 2 trips from Edinburgh to London (one way trip).

  • 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 £62.21 £41.47 £20.74 1.42

(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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