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London to Edinburgh train information

London Edinburgh train map

Train duration 4h36m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure London, England
Distance 332 Miles
Train operators Virgin Trains
Lowest train price from £32.00
Average train price £82.00
  • The trains from London (London England) to Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) are operated by Virgin Trains. The services on board will vary depending on the rail operator.
  • On average, it takes approximately 4h36m by train covering a distance of 332 miles to go to Edinburgh from London. The train duration may vary depending if your train is direct or with changes.
  • Looking at our data, the lowest fare to travel by train in the next 30 days is £32.00. This price is based on an adult fare and is not including the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for London to Edinburgh train tickets

from £32.00 MORE 4h49m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £4.00 MORE 11h54m
from £1.50 MORE 8h57m
Flight
from £10.19 MORE 6h34m

London - Edinburgh prices calendar

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

  may july   june
monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday sunday
25

Megabus£26

National Express£31

Loco2£71

26

Megabus£18

National Express£21

Loco2£71

27
28
29

Megabus£23

National Express£25

Loco2£85

30

Megabus£15

National Express£21

Loco2£42

01

Megabus£23

National Express£25

Loco2£59

Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times London to Edinburgh

When are the next trains to Edinburgh?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
London Euston
12:43
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:22
5h39m 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 London to Edinburgh are running today and 0 tomorrow. The first London Edinburgh train is at 08:43 and the last train departs at 12:43. The first and last departure hours may change from one day to another and there may be fewer services during weekends as well as public holidays. Rail operators may also adapt the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

London - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

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

90

£37

60

£42

30

£50

15

£55

7

£60

3

£62

1

£86

Same day

Days before Departure

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.

Best prices for London to Edinburgh trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between London and Edinburgh by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Edinburgh to London and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
London
Euston
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£36.00 07/07/2018 12:43 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
London
Euston
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£42.00 30/06/2018 12:43 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
London
Euston
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£45.00 08/07/2018 12:40 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
London
Euston
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£50.00 15/07/2018 12:40 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
London
Kings Cross
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£50.50 07/07/2018 17:00 4 days ago
London
Kings Cross
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£50.50 07/07/2018 17:30 4 days ago
London
Kings Cross
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£59.00 30/06/2018 17:30 2 days ago
London
Kings Cross
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£59.00 30/06/2018 17:00 2 days ago
London
Kings Cross
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£59.00 30/06/2018 18:00 2 days ago
London
Kings Cross
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£59.00 08/07/2018 18:30 2 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

London Edinburgh train

Discount London - Edinburgh train tickets

Do you want to travel for cheap? Many railcards and discounts 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 several types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

When purchasing a railcard, you aim to save money after several trips. But is it really worth it when taking the train from London to Edinburgh? Check with your calculator, taking into account:

A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

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

C = average price for a London Edinburgh ticket (i.e.: £81.55)(1)

Start by dividing A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. It will give you the minimum number of journeys needed per year to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£81.55 = 1.08. Your railcard will be profitable once you will have done at least 2 trips from London to Edinburgh (one way journey).

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 £81.55 £54.37 £27.18 1.08

(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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