Trains from London to Edinburgh

Best Price

Real time comparison

Easy Booking

Direct access to over 450 train, bus and flight partners

Customer Satisfaction

More than 30 million users from over 120 countries
Partnering with 450 providers
and more

Best Price

Real time comparison

Easy Booking

Direct access to over 450 train, bus and flight partners

Customer Satisfaction

More than 30 million users from over 120 countries
Today Mon 23 Jan Tue 24 Jan Wed 25 Jan Thu 26 Jan Fri 27 Jan Sat 28 Jan Sun 29 Jan Mon 30 Jan Tue 31 Jan Wed 1 Feb Thu 2 Feb Fri 3 Feb Sat 4 Feb Sun 5 Feb Mon 6 Feb Tue 7 Feb Wed 8 Feb Thu 9 Feb Fri 10 Feb Sat 11 Feb Sun 12 Feb Mon 13 Feb Tue 14 Feb Wed 15 Feb Thu 16 Feb Fri 17 Feb Sat 18 Feb Sun 19 Feb Mon 20 Feb Tue 21 Feb Wed 22 Feb Thu 23 Feb Fri 24 Feb Sat 25 Feb Sun 26 Feb Mon 27 Feb Tue 28 Feb Wed 1 Mar Thu 2 Mar Fri 3 Mar Sat 4 Mar Sun 5 Mar Mon 6 Mar Tue 7 Mar Wed 8 Mar Thu 9 Mar Fri 10 Mar Sat 11 Mar Sun 12 Mar Mon 13 Mar Tue 14 Mar Wed 15 Mar Thu 16 Mar Fri 17 Mar Sat 18 Mar Sun 19 Mar Mon 20 Mar Tue 21 Mar Wed 22 Mar Thu 23 Mar Fri 24 Mar Sat 25 Mar Sun 26 Mar Mon 27 Mar Tue 28 Mar Wed 29 Mar Thu 30 Mar Fri 31 Mar Sat 1 Apr Sun 2 Apr Mon 3 Apr Tue 4 Apr Wed 5 Apr Thu 6 Apr Fri 7 Apr Sat 8 Apr Sun 9 Apr Mon 10 Apr Tue 11 Apr Wed 12 Apr Thu 13 Apr Fri 14 Apr Sat 15 Apr Sun 16 Apr Mon 17 Apr Tue 18 Apr Wed 19 Apr Thu 20 Apr Fri 21 Apr Sat 22 Apr Sun 23 Apr Mon 24 Apr Tue 25 Apr Wed 26 Apr Thu 27 Apr Fri 28 Apr Sat 29 Apr Sun 30 Apr Mon 1 May Tue 2 May Wed 3 May Thu 4 May Fri 5 May Sat 6 May Sun 7 May Mon 8 May Tue 9 May Wed 10 May Thu 11 May Fri 12 May Sat 13 May Sun 14 May Mon 15 May Tue 16 May Wed 17 May Thu 18 May Fri 19 May Sat 20 May Sun 21 May Mon 22 May Tue 23 May Wed 24 May Thu 25 May Fri 26 May Sat 27 May Sun 28 May Mon 29 May Tue 30 May Wed 31 May Thu 1 Jun Fri 2 Jun Sat 3 Jun Sun 4 Jun Mon 5 Jun Tue 6 Jun Wed 7 Jun Thu 8 Jun Fri 9 Jun Sat 10 Jun Sun 11 Jun Mon 12 Jun Tue 13 Jun Wed 14 Jun Thu 15 Jun Fri 16 Jun Sat 17 Jun
Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices
Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices
Find prices Find prices Find prices Find prices

Price Calendar: These fares were collected over the last 24 hours and may be subject to change.

London to Edinburgh Train Information

Avg. Train Duration4h 34m
Trains arrive inEdinburgh
Trains depart fromLondon
Train Ticket Price 53.74 €
Distance534 km
Train Companies
  • East Coast
  • Virgin Trains

Quick Guide: Trains from London to Edinburgh

Average Price: $116
Trains per day: 9
Transfers: Direct or at York
Average Time: 4:43
Fastest Route: 4:17
Slowest Route: 5:04


Train from London to Edinburgh: Journey Details

Trains in the United Kingdom are an affordable way to travel between cities. A number of companies offer domestic and international train routes in the UK. Virgin East Coast operates direct trains from London to Edinburgh, offering around 7 trains a day, departing at roughly half-hour intervals. London to Edinburgh trains operated by CrossCountry involve changes at stops at York on the East Coast mainline. The earliest direct service to Edinburgh leaves London King's Cross at around 6:00 a.m. in the morning on weekdays with the last direct service departing in the early evening. Weekend timetables provide multiple direct trains including a 6:15 a.m. earliest departure and a 6:00 p.m. last departure. Passengers should be aware that Sunday journeys can require up to 7 hours to complete. Services terminate at Edinburgh Waverley station where​ onward services to Edinburgh Park or Haymarket can be boarded if needed.

London to Edinburgh trains: Not what you're looking for?

Return trains from Edinburgh to London | Compare all modes of traveling from London to Edinburgh | Or learn about trains to Edinburgh



London to Edinburgh Train Cost

Average prices for trains from London to Edinburgh when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

$160.42

1 Day in Advance

$119.53

1 Week in Advance

$116.83

2 Weeks in Advance

$109.86

1 Month in Advance

$108.29

3 Months in Advance

$82.41

London to Edinburgh Trains: General Information


  • autobus All London to Edinburgh trains are run by either East Coast or CrossCountry.

  • autobus All London to Edinburgh trains are direct, depart from London's Kings Cross train station and arrive at Edinburgh's Waverley train station.

  • autobus Journey Time: The London to Edinburgh train journey takes as little as 4 hours and 17 minutes to arrive in Edinburgh.

  • autobus Most travelers book their London to Edinburgh train tickets 1-2 months in advance of the travel date.





Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices for London to Edinburgh trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 25% cheaper to book a London to Edinburgh train a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • It is 27% cheaper to book a London to Edinburgh train ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Finally, London to Edinburgh train costs are 32% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.
Edinburgh

Demographics

Local Time 14:13
Pounds Sterling
Population 435,700
Region Scotland
Languages English

How expensive is Edinburgh?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Edinburgh costs 18.5% less than in London.

Shopping

Prices in Edinburgh are on average 16% lower than in London.

Public Transport

Public transport in Edinburgh costs around 39.9% less than in London.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Edinburgh is about 42.4% less expensive than in London.

Taking the Train from London

The modernized Kings Cross station, just north of central London, is the main departure point for trains from London to Edinburgh. It has its own underground station and is served by numerous bus routes, including night buses. There are also taxi ranks in close proximity to the station.

Getting into Edinburgh by Train

Edinburgh is a capital acclaimed for its elegant Georgian and medieval architecture and its atmospheric streets overlooked by the volcanic crag of Arthur's Seat. Its annual August international arts festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, is famous and attracts performers and artists the world over. Edinburgh Waverley station is located in the centre of the city, close to the main shopping area of Princes Street, and is well-served by city buses, night buses from Waverley Bridge and the modern tram line linking the center with the airport. There are also taxi ranks located within the station.

Schedules for Trains from London to Edinburgh

Train
Total 75.80 €
Train
Total 79.30 €
Train
Total 64.14 €
Train
Total 64.14 €
Train
Total 64.14 €
Train
Total 79.30 €
Train
Total 75.80 €
Train
Total 64.14 €
Train
Total 64.14 €
Train
Total 64.14 €
Train
Total 64.50 €
Train
Total 46.65 €
Train
Total 79.30 €
Train
Total 34.98 €
Train
Total 64.14 €
Train
Total 64.14 €
Train
Total 46.91 €
Train
Total 46.65 €
Train
Total 64.28 €
Train
Total 64.14 €
Train
Total 75.80 €