Trains from London to Edinburgh

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Upcoming Train Schedules

One passenger / one way

4:40PM
5h41m
10:21PM
London - Euston Station
Cheapest
Edinburgh - Waverley
Cheapest
3:30PM
4h40m
8:10PM
London - King's Cross
2nd Cheapest
Edinburgh - Waverley
2nd Cheapest
4:00PM
4h20m
8:20PM
London - King's Cross
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Edinburgh - Waverley
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4:30PM
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9:14PM
London - King's Cross
Edinburgh - Waverley
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Train London to Edinburgh: Trip Overview

Train London to Edinburgh: Trip Overview

Average Ticket Price$131
Average train trip duration4h 42m
Number of daily trains9
Earliest train departure7:00 AM
Distance531 km
Latest train departure8:27 PM
Please note, this information is subject to change
Reviews

Trip Reviews for London - Edinburgh

3.6 out of 5 stars

User reviews from travellers who booked a train ticket from London to Edinburgh

Ratings and Reviews (149)

It was great

Prisca K.

November 8, 2023
I asked them to improve

Mrs Sylvia N.

September 17, 2022
The train was late at 4 hours, we arriwed in Edinburgh at 1.24 A.M.

Irina R.

September 11, 2022
The train NEVER arrived in Edinburgh, the trip was terminated in New Castle. Had to take a taxi to Edinburgh!

Joann W.

July 12, 2022
Train companies

Train companies

According to customer reviews, there were significant issues with the train service. Multiple customers reported delays of up to 4 hours and some even mentioned that the train never arrived in Edinburgh, terminating the trip in New Castle instead. This resulted in inconvenience for passengers who had to take a taxi to reach their intended destination.

London North Eastern Railway London Edinburgh recent customer reviews

It was great

Prisca K.November 8, 2023

I asked them to improve

Mrs Sylvia N.September 17, 2022

The train NEVER arrived in Edinburgh, the trip was terminated in New Castle. Had to take a taxi to Edinburgh!

Joann W.July 12, 2022

London to Edinburgh Trains

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions on the trip London - Edinburgh

The average train ticket price from London to Edinburgh is $131. The best way to find cheap train tickets from London to Edinburgh is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!

A train trip between London and Edinburgh is around 4h 42m, although the fastest train will take about 4h 11m. This is the time it takes to travel the 535 km that separates the two cities.

The number of trains from London to Edinburgh can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 9. Some trains are direct while others include transferring trains. Simplify your train trip from London to Edinburgh by comparing and selecting the train that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

When taking the train from London to Edinburgh, you can travel comfortably and safely with London North Eastern Railway, Avanti West Coast, Lumo.

Trains travelling between London and Edinburgh leave from St Pancras International or Euston Station and arrive at Waverley, Edinburgh Airport, St. Andrew Square.

Find cheapest prices for trains

Find cheapest prices for trains

Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
02-26
$111
02-27
$143
Today
$143
02-29
$143
03-01
$143
03-02
$98
03-03
$173
03-04
$143
The cheapest trip from London to Edinburgh was searched and found on Mar 2, 2024 with a price of $98

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your train tickets from London to Edinburgh, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $98 to $365 for a train ticket from London to Edinburgh based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $98 which is on 2024-03-02.

Usually RDG_AVANTI_WEST_COAST, RDG_LONDON_NORTH_EASTERN_RAILWAY will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.

About Train Travel

Train Travel Tips

Do you like to go fast? With high-speed trains going faster than 300 km/h on certain routes, the time will fly by. Taking a train between London and Edinburgh is also a great way to travel to arrive in the city centre and save more time for your stay in Edinburgh.

Regional train? High-speed train? Whichever train to Edinburgh you take, you’ll help reduce the environmental impact and carbon footprint of your trip. As you watch the landscapes unfold before your eyes, you can tell yourself that with this choice, you are making sure they remain protected.

With up to 30x less CO2 emissions for your train journey between London and Edinburgh, the train is an ecological alternative to flights or personal cars.

Create your real-life musical score by curating a personalized train travel playlist - the perfect accompaniment to your train ride from London to Edinburgh.

Did you know?

Railway companies played a major role as early as 1883 in the use of time zones as we know them today.

The magnetic levitation train (Maglev for short) is currently the fastest train in the world. With a speed of 603 km/ h, it is closely followed by the French high-speed train (574.8 km / h) which remains in 2020, the fastest train to date.

One of the deepest train stations in the world is in Kiev. Located at a depth of 105 m, it was designed in this way to serve as a shelter in the event of an attack. The second deepest station is in China. Badaling station is located 60 m under the Great Wall of China!

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