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Best price £ 35
Journey duration 5 h 52 min
Connections per day 59
First departure 06:15
Last departure 18:30
Distance 331.8 mi

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How much do train tickets from London to Edinburgh cost?

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 £ 0.20. The average train ticket price is approximately £ 104.45. 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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Trains from London to Edinburgh

How long does the journey from London to Edinburgh take by train?

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 h 16 min. On average, it will take you about 6 h 5 min to travel the 332.4 mi between London and Edinburgh.

When do departures from London to Edinburgh leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from London to Edinburgh, which usually leaves at 00:35. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 18:30. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations are used when traveling from London to Edinburgh?

In London, departure stations include London Euston [ EUS ], London Kings Cross [ KGX ], London Kings Cross, London Euston, London St Pancras International, London Liverpool Street and London Marylebone. When you arrive in Edinburgh, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Edinburgh [ EDB ], Edinburgh and Edinburgh Park. 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?

If you want to get from London to Edinburgh, you can travel with providers such as Nationalrail, Avanti West Coast and London North Eastern Railway. You will find a maximum number of 109 departures per day. On average, there are 63.5 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 2 direct journeys between London and Edinburgh. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 61.5 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you.