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London to Edinburgh by train

The journey from London to Edinburgh by train is 332.22 mi and takes 4 hrs 46 mins. There are 28 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:31 and the last at 23:45. It is possible to travel from London to Edinburgh by train for as little as £36.74 or as much as £231.88. The best price for this journey is £36.74.

Lowest Price£36.74
Journey Duration4 hrs 46 mins
Connection per Day28
Lowest Price£36.74
Highest Price£231.88
First Departure05:31
Last Departure23:45
Distance332.22 mi
DepartureLondon
ArrivalEdinburgh
CarriersTransPennine Express, Caledonian SleeperMore

London to Edinburgh Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, 25 Jul 2024

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How much will I pay for train tickets from London to Edinburgh?

The prices for train tickets from London to Edinburgh vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from London to Edinburgh will cost £36.74. The average train ticket price is approximately £107.13. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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The prices for train tickets from London to Edinburgh vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average train ticket price is approximately £107.13. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long will it take me to travel from London to Edinburgh by train?

With a distance of 332.22 mi between London and Edinburgh, it will usually take 4 hrs 46 mins to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 4 hrs 46 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. In order to get from London to Edinburgh faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between London and Edinburgh will complete the journey in 4 hrs 11 mins. On average, it will take you about 4 hrs 46 mins to travel the 332.22 mi between London and Edinburgh.

What time are the first and last departures from London to Edinburgh?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from London to Edinburgh leaving at 05:31. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 23:45.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays. In general, the first departure of the night will leave London at 05:31, and the last departure will leave at 23:45. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from London to Edinburgh can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

When traveling from London to Edinburgh by train, which stations can I use?

In London, departure stations include LONDON,London, Stratford,London, Marble Arch,Luton Airport (LTN),London, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5,London Euston,London bridge,London, Victoria Coach Station,London Heathrow Airport T3,London City Airport, LCY,London St. Pancras International,London, Premier Inn Heathrow Terminal 5,London paddington,London Southend Airport,London waterloo east,Waterloo Rue de la Station 220,Southend airport,Gatwick Airport,London Stansted Airport. When you arrive in Edinburgh, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Edinburgh - Princes Street,Edinburgh-Haymarket,Edinburgh - Any hotel. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many journeys from London to Edinburgh are there every day?

On average, there are 28 daily departures from London to Edinburgh. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 22 departures from London which travel directly to Edinburgh. There are 6 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from London to Edinburgh. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from London to Edinburgh
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from London to Edinburgh.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from London to Edinburgh, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from London to Edinburgh.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around £39.15 to £71.20 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 45% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from London to Edinburgh

The cheapest London - Edinburgh train tickets can be found for as low as £41.05 if you’re lucky, or £52.71 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £56.23.

Find the best day to travel to Edinburgh by train

When travelling to Edinburgh by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Caledonian Sleeper is a train service that operates overnight between London and Scotland. It offers a range of accommodation options, including private cabins with en-suite facilities, as well as shared berths for budget-conscious travelers. The train also features a lounge car and dining car, serving locally sourced food and drinks.

ScotRail is a train operating company that provides passenger rail services throughout Scotland. It is a subsidiary of Abellio, a Dutch state-owned transportation company. ScotRail provides a connection between Glasgow and Edinburgh, allowing travelers to easily explore the scenic Scottish East Coast and Highlands. Additionally, a range of destinations including Aberdeen, Inverness, and Stirling can be discovered through ScotRail's services.

TransPennine Express is a train operating company in the United Kingdom that provides intercity train services across the North of England and Scotland. The company operates services between major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. Transpennine Express offers a range of ticket options, including advance purchase tickets, out-of-season tickets, and flexible tickets. The company also provides onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and refreshments.

Services on board Caledonian Sleeper, ScotRail and Lumo from London to Edinburgh
Compare services on board when travelling from London to Edinburgh by train.
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London to Edinburgh CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
37.43kg
Bus
40.1kg
Flight
106.93kg
Car
85.55kg
What are the CO2 emissions from London to Edinburgh by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between London and Edinburgh are 37.43kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between London and Edinburgh? By taking the train between London and Edinburgh you will save 69.5kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.67kg compared to a bus and 48.12kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from London to Edinburgh?
A train ticket from London to Edinburgh is £107.13. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £36.74.
What's the cheapest train ticket from London to Edinburgh?
The cheapest ticket you can get from London to Edinburgh is £36.74. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between London and Edinburgh by train?
London to Edinburgh is 332.22 mi.
How long does the train between London and Edinburgh take?
London to Edinburgh is on average 4 hrs 46 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hrs 11 mins.
Which companies operate from London to Edinburgh?
The train journey from London to Edinburgh is covered by 7 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: TransPennine Express, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, ScotRail, Lumo, Grand Central, Avanti West Coast and London North Eastern Railway.
How many train connections per day go from London to Edinburgh?
London to Edinburgh has 28 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from London to Edinburgh leave?
The earliest train from London to Edinburgh departs at 05:31. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from London to Edinburgh depart?
The latest train from London to Edinburgh departs at 23:45. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from London to Edinburgh in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is £36.74 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from London to Edinburgh?
There are on average 22 direct connection(s) from London to go to Edinburgh.
What's the fastest journey time between London to Edinburgh by train?
The fastest journey time by train between London and Edinburgh is 4 hrs 11 mins.
Is there a direct train from London to Edinburgh?
Yes, there is a direct train between London and Edinburgh.
What are the CO2 emissions for London to Edinburgh by train?
The train journey from London to Edinburgh creates 37.43kg of CO2 emissions.

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