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Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute
The cost for train tickets London to Edinburgh tend to increase if you don't book early. According to our data, if you buy your train 2 months in advance, tickets should be available from £37 whereas if purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will have to pay a minimum of £86 for your trip. Thus, you will save 57% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 2 months in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.
The data are based on the cheapest prices found in the last six months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.
Finding cheap train tickets is not easy because train travel can be expensive. So we wanted to share our tips in order to get cheap train tickets London to Edinburgh.
Many trains run from London to Edinburgh, but there are also near stations served like for instance:
And if you change?
Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from London to Edinburgh:
You have different options to get your London to Edinburgh train ticket:
The easiest way to find cheap train tickets from London to Edinburgh is to compare online the prices from all rail companies. Gopili enables you to do so by comparing in one search the times and prices across all existing offers. If you need to take the train back to London later on, train tickets Edinburgh to London are also available on gopili.
Departure and arrival for your train travel
London city has several stations available for your departure: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.
After 4h36m of journey you arrive at the Edinburgh Waverley train station, located near the city centre.
The 534 kilometers to link the city of London with Edinburgh are operated by Virgin Trains! You will need to plan to spend a minimum of £30 for a Virgin Trains train.
Things to do in Edinburgh
We have selected for you a list of 6 points of interests that you can visit in Edinburgh.
As travel experts, we know that preparing a trip and searching for all the information about a specific destination can be time consuming. We would like to help you by recommending some places, whether you are visiting for a day or for holidays.
Every year, many travellers are going to Edinburgh. If you want visit one of the most touristic landmark of the city, you have to visit Edinburgh Old Town. If you have the time, we will also recommend you to go to Royal Yacht Britannia or Holyrood Palace to complete your visit.
Another interesting place that you can see is The Scotch Whisky Experience if you wish to know more about this destination.
National Museum of Scotland is also a point of interest that we will advise you to visit if you got spare time during your trip.
Finally, if you're still looking to discover more about Edinburgh, Camera Obscura & World of Illusions can be the last step of your visit. While travellers might not consider it as the most important thing to do, it will help you get a complete picture of the city and its character.
Travel information for your train journey
Route London to Edinburgh
|Arrival city||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Departure city||London, England|
|Lowest train ticket price||from £25.00|
|Train operators for London to Edinburgh||Virgin Trains|
Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip
The gopili price barometer gives the prices for a London to Edinburgh train and helps you to know whether you are getting a good deal:
Average prices over the last 9 months based on user searches
Train ticket types for your travel
Rail tickets may look a bit elaborate at first sight but it's simple to appreciate their functioning. To start, there are three principal rail tickets types applicable in the United Kingdom for your train London to Edinburgh: Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets.
Looking to travel at the lowest fares? Many railcards and tricks can be obtained to pay less for your London Edinburgh train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are different types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.
When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several journeys. But is it really relevant when travelling from London to Edinburgh? Use your calculator, considering:
A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)
B = average price cut with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)
C = average cost for a London Edinburgh ticket (i.e.: £54.88)(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. It will give you the approximate number of trips needed per year to be profitable.
In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£54.88 = 1.6. Your railcard will be worth the investment after around 2 trips from London to Edinburgh (one way trip).
All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most adult fares, so you will save 1/3 on most train tickets.
(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|
|London to Edinburgh train||£54.88||£36.59||£18.29||1.61|
(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
We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from London to Edinburgh by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to Edinburgh. Your London to Edinburgh train ticket is just few clicks away!
|£30.00||01/07/2017||12:43||Virgin Trains||25 days ago|
|£30.00||15/07/2017||12:43||Virgin Trains||9 days ago|
|£30.00||22/07/2017||12:43||Virgin Trains||27 days ago|
|£65.00||01/07/2017||12:43||Virgin Trains||2 days ago|
|£65.00||08/07/2017||12:43||Virgin Trains||2 days ago|
|£65.00||07/07/2017||12:43||Virgin Trains||29 days ago|
|£65.00||14/07/2017||12:43||Virgin Trains||18 days ago|
|£65.00||02/07/2017||12:40||Virgin Trains||24 days ago|
|£65.00||21/07/2017||12:43||Virgin Trains||13 days ago|
|£65.00||08/07/2017||12:43||Virgin Trains||2 days ago|
Best price found for London to Edinburgh train ticket for the next 30 days.
Transport operators from London to Edinburgh
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