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There are 12 ways to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station by train, bus, rideshare, car, plane or subway

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train LNER  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross

$62 - $91

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  8h 9m

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to London 401.2 miles

$30 - $65

10 alternative options

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston

$237 - $361

Bus  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station National Express

$36 - $43

Drive  •  6h 57m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station 401.8 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Edinburgh to London City  •  3h 18m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London City (LCY) EDI - LCY

$70 - $226

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow  •  3h 27m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Heathrow (LHR) EDI - LHR

$78 - $252

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick  •  3h 37m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Gatwick (LGW) EDI - LGW

$63 - $166

Train to Edinburgh, fly to London Stansted, subway  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Gateway
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Stansted (STN) EDI - STN
  3. Take the subway from Liverpool Street station to Embankment station

$51 - $147

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, train  •  4h 1m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Luton (LTN) EDI - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to City Thameslink

$55 - $158

Train to Glasgow, fly to London City  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London City (LCY) GLA - LCY

$99 - $326

Train to Newcastle, fly to London Heathrow  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to London Heathrow (LHR) NCL - LHR

$121 - $421

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station is to bus which costs £27 - £35 and takes 9h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station is to fly which costs £50 - £180 and takes 3h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 55m.

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The distance between Edinburgh Waverley Station and Waterloo Station is 334 miles. The road distance is 401.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station without a car is to train which takes 4h 38m and costs £45 - £70.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station, including transfers.

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Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station is to train which takes 4h 38m and costs £45 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £27 - £35 and takes 9h 55m, you could also fly, which costs £50 - £180 and takes 3h 18m.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station.
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  • Distance: 333.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 38m

What companies run services between Edinburgh Waverley Station, Scotland and Waterloo Station, England?

LNER operates a train from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 4h 13m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 9h 20m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Newcastle to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Virgin West Coast Trains
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Gateway
Ave. Duration
9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$3 - $5
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Edinburgh to London
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station is 402 miles. It takes approximately 6h 57m to drive from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station.

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KLM, Flybe and British Airways offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to London City Airport.

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There are 9091+ hotels available in Waterloo Station. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Edinburgh Waverley Station and Waterloo Station. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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