Trains from London to Edinburgh

London to Edinburgh train information

London Edinburgh train map

Train duration 4h36m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure London, England
Distance 332 Miles
Lowest train price from £35.00
Average train price £92.00
  • Find your ticket on gopili to identify the different operators for your train between London (London England) to Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland). The services on board can vary depending on the rail company.
  • 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 £35.00. 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 £35.00 MORE 4h56m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £44.00 MORE 10h51m
from £26.80 MORE 10h09m
Flight
from £24.99 MORE 6h46m

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

London - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

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

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£38

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£43

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£51

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£56

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£60

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£63

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£88

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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.

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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.: £91.41)(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/£91.41 = 0.96. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 1 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 6 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 £91.41 £60.94 £30.47 0.97

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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