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Cheap train calendar from London to Edinburgh

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from £20.00 MORE 4h42m
Other modes of transport available to travel from London to Edinburgh
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Ride sharing
from £34.50 MORE 8h38m
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Best price found for train ticket from London to Edinburgh

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!

Journey Price Departure on At Company Searched
£25.00 MORE 09/02/2017 07:00 Multiple companies 17 hours ago
£25.00 MORE 09/02/2017 07:30 Multiple companies 17 hours ago
£30.00 MORE 28/01/2017 12:43 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
£30.00 MORE 18/02/2017 12:43 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
£32.50 MORE 10/02/2017 07:00 Multiple companies 8 hours ago
£36.00 MORE 28/01/2017 18:30 Multiple companies 6 days ago
£40.00 MORE 24/01/2017 07:30 Multiple companies 6 days ago
£40.00 MORE 16/02/2017 07:30 Multiple companies 3 days ago
£40.00 MORE 02/02/2017 07:30 Multiple companies 4 days ago
£40.00 MORE 18/02/2017 17:00 Multiple companies 1 day ago

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

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Travel information for your train journey

Route London to Edinburgh

Train duration 4h42m
Arrival city Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure city London, England
Distance 332 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £20.00
Train operators for London to Edinburgh Virgin Trains

The route between London, located in England, specifically in the London England area and Edinburgh located in Scotland, specifically in the Eastern Scotland area is well served by trains. There are 332 miles between the two cities and the average train duration from London to Edinburgh is 4h42m. Travelling by train is often the fastest way to get to Edinburgh from London, and it's also a greener option than driving or flying. The lowest ticket price we found for your journey is from £20.00 for the next 30 days. Many of the trains are run by these several operators Virgin Trains.

Book cheap train from London to Edinburgh

Many possibilities exist to book your London to Edinburgh train ticket:

  • Online: you can purchase tickets directly on train companies websites like for instance Virgin Trains, Eurostar, East Coast, South West Trains, First Great Western, ScotRail, Southern Railway, CrosscCountry … You can also buy train tickets on Ticket Retailers websites like Thetrainline, Redspottedhanky, My Train Ticket, or also Raileasy.
  • Over the phone: major train companies, and train ticket retailers have phone numbers and you can make your booking over the phone.
  • At a station: you can either book your train ticket at the ticket office or using a self-service ticket machine available at many stations.
  • Our Advice: you should use our fast and simple search service that compares hundreds of trains tickets from all major train companies and train tickets retailers. Gopili can help you find cheap train tickets from London to Edinburgh! For your information train tickets Edinburgh to London are also available for your return trip on Gopili.

Main train ticket types in United Kingdom

There are three main train tickets types in UK, Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets. Each ticket types provides different fares and travel flexibility. But other tickets types are available like Season tickets, Super-Off-Peak tickets or Rover and Rangers tickets for instance. Take a look at the different types of train ticket from London to Edinburgh below:

If you want to book the cheapest available ticket, Advance tickets are ideal for you. These tickets are released 12 weeks before travel and offer biggest discounts. The earlier you buy, the cheaper the train fares are! But you can't cancel your advance train ticket, they are non-refundable, and they are sold as singles.

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

Anytime tickets is best 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 London to Edinburgh.

Season tickets are ideal 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.

How to find cheap train tickets London to Edinburgh ?

If you're looking for cheap train tickets London to Edinburgh, you've come to the right place. Here we give you some hints and tips for finding cheap train tickets.

  • To travel at the lowest fares you have to book your ticket in advance. The best time to book your advance train ticket is about 12 weeks before. So you must remember to book approximately three months in advance. Thanks to these tips you can make great savings of up to 80%.
  • To find cheap train tickets, you have to avoid the busy peak travel times between 06:30 to 09:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Be flexible and your train ticket London to Edinburgh will be cheaper.
  • It's very common that two singles train tickets are cheaper than a return ticket, so always check the prices for your journey and pay less your journey.
  • Another way to make savings is to split up your journey to Edinburgh. Instead of booking only one ticket for your journey you can split the journey into different stages, and book a ticket for each stage. Thanks to this you can achieve great savings.

Discount London to Edinburgh train tickets

Looking for travel at the lowest fares? Many railcards and reductions are available 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 many different types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

Most of these railcards are bought in order to receive better discounts. But is it really worth it for travelling from London to Edinburgh? Check with your calculator, taking into account:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30.00)

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

C = average price for an London Edinburgh return ticket (i.e.: £50.09)(1)

First, divide A by B and multiply by 100: this will give you the budget from which the card will be amortized. Then divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of trips that you will do to cushion the railcard.

In our example, A x B = 30/34 x 100 = £88.00. Then, 88/50.0877 = 1.76. It takes at least 1.76 trips from London to Edinburgh round trip (or 2-ways) for the purchase of the railcard to be worthwhile!

For your information, all railcards cost £30.00 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20.00. Railcards typically give you 34% off most adult fares, so you will save 1/3 on rail fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for return trip

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 £50.09 £33.39 £16.70 1.76

(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 London to Edinburgh

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

Transport operators Departure Arrival
Virgin Trains London Edinburgh

And if you change?

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

Bus from London to Edinburgh

Flights from London to Edinburgh