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There are 13 ways to get from Edinburgh to London by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train LNER  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross

$60 - $350

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Rideshare  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to London 401.2 miles

$30 - $65

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Train CrossCountry  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International

$183 - $270

Bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...

$30 - $90

Night train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to London Euston

$50 - $75

Drive  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to London 401.6 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Edinburgh to London City  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London City (LCY) EDI - LCY

$67 - $221

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Heathrow (LHR) EDI - LHR

$75 - $246

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Gatwick (LGW) EDI - LGW

$59 - $171

Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Stansted (STN) EDI - STN

$48 - $141

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, train  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Luton (LTN) EDI - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL

$53 - $156

Train to Glasgow, fly to London City  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London City (LCY) GLA - LCY

$97 - $323

Train to Newcastle, fly to London Heathrow  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to London Heathrow (LHR) NCL - LHR

$119 - $417

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to London is to bus which costs £25 - £70 and takes 9 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to London is to fly which costs £55 - £190 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh and arriving at London Victoria Coach Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at London Kings Cross. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 13 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and London is 334 miles. The road distance is 401.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to London without a car is to train which takes 4 h 13 min and costs £45 - £270.

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The train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross takes 4 h 13 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Edinburgh to London bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to London train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to London is to train which takes 4 h 13 min and costs £45 - £270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £70 and takes 9 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs £50 - £170 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to London.
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  • Distance: 333.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and London, England?

LNER operates a train from Edinburgh to London hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 4 h 13 min. Virgin West Coast Trains also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to London twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 9 h 20 min. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Newcastle to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Exeter
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Glasgow to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Glasgow to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $170
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to London Euston
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$198
Sleeper Seat
$50 - $75
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Edinburgh to London
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Edinburgh to London bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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Edinburgh to London train services, operated by LNER, arrive at London Kings Cross station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to London is 402 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to drive from Edinburgh to London.

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KLM, Flybe and British Airways offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to London City Airport.

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There are 8838+ hotels available in London. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Edinburgh and London. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £3 - £5.

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