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
Lowest train price from £31.00
Average train price £85.00
  • 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 starting fare to take the train in the next month is £31.00. This price is based on an adult ticket and is not including the money you can save with a railcard.

Best prices for London to Edinburgh train tickets

from £31.00 MORE 4h47m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £4.00 MORE 11h58m
from £10.60 MORE 8h57m
Flight
from £10.19 MORE 6h00m

London - Edinburgh prices calendar

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

  july september   august
monday tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday sunday
13
14
15
16

Megabus£33

National Express£42

Loco2£102

17

Megabus£33

National Express£42

Loco2£112

18

Megabus£23

National Express£42

Loco2£59

19
20

Megabus£23

National Express£25

Loco2£71

21
22

Megabus£23

National Express£17

Loco2£59

23

Megabus£23

National Express£21

Loco2£71

24

Megabus£23

National Express£41

Loco2£71

25
26

Megabus£23

National Express£25

Loco2£51

27
28
29
30
31

Megabus£18

National Express£21

Loco2£51

01
02

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
08:43
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
14:19
5h36m Virgin Trains
London Euston
12:43
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:22
5h39m Virgin Trains
Tomorrow
London Euston
08:43
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
14:19
5h36m Virgin Trains
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

Looking at our data, 2 trains from London to Edinburgh are being operated today and 2 tomorrow. The first London Edinburgh train is at 08:43 while the last one departs at 12:43. The first and last departure times can change on each day of the week and there might be fewer trains during weekends or bank holidays. Train companies can as well adjust 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

£38

60

£43

30

£51

15

£56

7

£61

3

£63

1

£88

Same day

Days before Departure

The cost for train tickets London to Edinburgh will increase as the date gets closer. According to our data, if you purchase your ticket 2 months in advance, tickets should be available from £38 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend a minimum of £88 for your journey. Thus, you may save 57% on the cost of your train by booking 2 months in advance rather than on the day you're travelling.

The data are based on the best prices found in the last 6 months when buying in advance or 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 04/09/2018 07:00 1 day ago
London
Kings Cross
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£34.00 04/09/2018 07:30 1 day ago
London
Kings Cross
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£42.00 04/09/2018 08:00 1 day ago
London
Euston
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£50.00 28/08/2018 08:43 Virgin Trains 7 days ago
London
Kings Cross
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£50.50 31/08/2018 07:30 17 hours ago
London
Kings Cross
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£50.50 31/08/2018 07:00 17 hours ago
London
Kings Cross
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£50.50 25/08/2018 17:30 1 day ago
London
Kings Cross
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£50.50 04/09/2018 13:00 1 day ago
London
Kings Cross
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£50.50 04/09/2018 13:30 1 day ago
London
Kings Cross
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£50.50 28/08/2018 08:00 7 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 buying a railcard, the idea is to save money after several trips. But is it really profitable when taking the train 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 cost for a London Edinburgh ticket (i.e.: £84.35)(1)

Initially, divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Now divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of journeys needed across the year to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£84.35 = 1.04. Your railcard will be worth the investment once you will have done on average 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 £84.35 £56.23 £28.12 1.05

(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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