Duration 4h 42m
Distance 380.8 miles
Average price £170
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between London and Edinburgh takes 4h 42m and the fastest train takes 4h 14m. There is an hourly train service from London to Edinburgh. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. London Kings Cross
  2. Edinburgh
4h 18m
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£30 - £270

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Kings Cross and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 18m.

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The distance between London and Edinburgh is 334 miles. The road distance is 380.8 miles.

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

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

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There are 2758+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at £81 per night.

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What companies run services between London and Edinburgh?

LNER operates a train from London King's Cross to Edinburgh hourly. Tickets cost £30 - £45 and the journey takes 4h 18m. Virgin West Coast Trains also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria to Edinburgh twice daily. Tickets cost £45 - £65 and the journey takes 9h 30m. Two other operators also service this route.
Airlines
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £300
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £250
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £700
Train operators
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£170 - £270
Bus operators
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£45 - £65
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£30 - £70
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Other operators
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£23 - £50

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