Trains from London to Edinburgh

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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, Thameslink
Lowest train price from £26.50
Average train price £87.00
  • All trains between London (London England) to Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) are operated by Virgin Trains, Thameslink. The services on board may vary depending on the rail operator.
  • On average, the journey takes approximately 4h36m by train covering a distance of 332 miles to get to Edinburgh from London. The duration may vary depending if your train is direct or if you need to make a change.
  • According to our data, the starting fare to take the train in the next month is £26.50. This price is based on an adult ticket and does not include the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for London to Edinburgh train tickets

from £26.50 MORE 5h02m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £11.50 MORE 10h57m
from £10.60 MORE 9h01m
Flight
from £10.19 MORE 6h58m

London - Edinburgh prices calendar

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

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Megabus£26

National Express£31

Loco2£71

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Megabus£22

National Express--

Loco2--

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26

Megabus£30

National Express£53

Loco2--

27

Megabus£38

National Express£42

Loco2£71

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29

Megabus£24

National Express£42

Loco2£59

30

Megabus£21

National Express£40

Loco2£51

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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)
18:21
5h38m Virgin Trains
Tomorrow
London Euston
08:43
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
14:16
5h33m Virgin Trains
London Euston
12:43
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:21
5h38m 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

Looking at our data, 2 trains from London to Edinburgh are being operated today and 2 tomorrow. The first London Edinburgh train departs at 08:43 and the last one departs at 12:43. The first and last departure times might change from one day to another and there might be fewer services during weekends and 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

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

90

£38

60

£43

30

£51

15

£56

7

£61

3

£63

1

£88

Same day

Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets London to Edinburgh will increase if you don't book early. If we look at our data, if you book your seat 2 months in advance, tickets should be available from £38 whereas when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £88 for your journey. Thus, you can save 57% on the price of your ticket by purchasing your seat 2 months in advance rather than on the day you're travelling.

The results are based on the best fares found over the past 6 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
Kings Cross
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£34.00 08/01/2019 08:00 5 days ago
London
Kings Cross
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£34.00 08/01/2019 07:00 5 days ago
London
Kings Cross
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£34.00 08/01/2019 07:30 5 days ago
London
Kings Cross
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£34.00 31/12/2018 18:00 6 days ago
London
Kings Cross
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£42.00 08/01/2019 13:30 5 days ago
London
Kings Cross
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£42.00 31/12/2018 13:30 6 days ago
London
Kings Cross
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£42.00 31/12/2018 14:00 6 days ago
London
Euston
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£45.00 31/12/2018 08:43 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
London
Euston
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£50.00 31/12/2018 12:43 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
London
Kings Cross
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£50.50 30/12/2018 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 at the lowest fares? Many railcards and tricks can be obtained to pay less for your London Edinburgh train ticket and make even more savings 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 want 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 railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

B = average saving with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average price for a London Edinburgh ticket (i.e.: £86.54)(1)

Initially, divide A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be profitable. Now divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of trips needed throughout the duration of the railcard's validity to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£86.54 = 1.02. Your railcard will be worthwile 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 that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most rail fares.

(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 £86.54 £57.69 £28.85 1.02

(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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