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Find cheapest tickets to travel from London to Edinburgh by train, bus, ride sharing and plane. With the calendar below, choose the day you want to travel and easily find the cheapest price.
Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute
The Prices for train tickets London to Edinburgh tend to increase as the date gets closer. According to our data, if you purchase your seat 2 months in advance, tickets should be available from £29 while when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling, you will need to pay at least £84 for your train. Thus, you will save 66% on the price of your train by booking 2 months in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.
The data are based on the best fares found in the past 6 months when booking in advance or 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.
Edinburgh Waverley train station
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 compiled for you a list of 6 things that you can do in Edinburgh.
As travel specialists, we are aware that planning a trip and collecting all the information regarding a specific destination can last for hours. We aim to help you by recommending some points of interests, whether you are visiting for a day or for longer.
Every year, many travellers are visiting Edinburgh. If you are looking to visit one of the most famous attraction of the city, you should go to Royal Yacht Britannia. If you have some time, we will also suggest you to visit Edinburgh Old Town and Holyrood Palace to complete your trip.
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 buying a railcard, you want to make savings after several journeys. But is it really worth it when travelling from London to Edinburgh? Grab your calculator, taking into account:
A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)
B = average price cut with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)
C = average fare for a London Edinburgh ticket (i.e.: £53.98)(1)
The first step is to divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be profitable. Then divide that number by C. The result is the approximate number of journeys needed per year to be profitable.
In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£53.98 = 1.63. Your railcard will be worth the investment after around 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||£53.98||£35.99||£17.99||1.63|
(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
When are the next trains to Edinburgh?
|There are no more services available today.|
The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.
Looking at our data, 1 trains from London to Edinburgh are running today and 1 tomorrow. The first London Edinburgh train leaves at 12:43 while the last train leaves the station at 12:43. The first and last departure hours might change every day and there might be less services during weekends and public holidays. Rail operators may also increase or decrease the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.
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||MORE||01/04/2017||12:43||Virgin Trains||18 days ago|
|£30.00||MORE||25/03/2017||12:43||Virgin Trains||17 days ago|
|£40.00||MORE||02/04/2017||12:40||Virgin Trains||22 days ago|
|£65.00||MORE||01/04/2017||12:43||Virgin Trains||5 days ago|
|£65.00||MORE||25/03/2017||12:43||Virgin Trains||3 days ago|
|£65.00||MORE||31/03/2017||12:43||Virgin Trains||5 days ago|
|£65.00||MORE||02/04/2017||12:40||Virgin Trains||6 days ago|
|£65.00||MORE||31/03/2017||12:43||Virgin Trains||5 days ago|
|£65.00||MORE||13/04/2017||12:43||Virgin Trains||26 days ago|
|£127.00||MORE||13/04/2017||08:43||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
The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route London to Edinburgh.