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There are 11 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 via King's Cross St. Pancras station  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross

£54 - £386

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 48m

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

£16 - £24

9 alternative options

Train  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston

£156 - £518

Rideshare  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to London 380.7 miles

£25 - £50

Drive  •  6h 54m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station 381.9 miles

£65 - £95

Fly Edinburgh to London City  •  3h 17m

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

£71 - £247

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow  •  3h 27m

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

£45 - £237

Train to Edinburgh, fly to London Luton, subway  •  3h 43m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Gateway
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Luton (LTN) EDI - LTN
  3. Take the subway from Finchley Road station to Waterloo station

£39 - £354

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick  •  3h 40m

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

£42 - £375

Train to Edinburgh, fly to London Stansted, subway  •  3h 53m

  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 Tottenham Hale station to Euston station

£57 - £298

Train to Glasgow, fly to London City  •  4h 13m

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

£72 - £466

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station is to bus which costs £15 - £25 and takes 9h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station is to fly which costs £70 - £250 and takes 3h 17m.

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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 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Embankment station via King's Cross St. Pancras station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 36m.

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The distance between Edinburgh Waverley Station and Waterloo Station is 334 miles. The road distance is 381.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station without a car is to train via King's Cross St. Pancras station which takes 4h 36m and costs £50 - £390.

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It takes approximately 4h 36m 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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Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station is to train via King's Cross St. Pancras station which takes 4h 36m and costs £50 - £390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £25 and takes 9h 48m, you could also fly, which costs £70 - £250 and takes 3h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station.
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  • Distance: 334 miles
  • Duration: 4h 36m

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

LNER operates a train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross hourly. Tickets cost £50 - £390 and the journey takes 4h 17m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station 3 times a day. Tickets cost £14 - £19 and the journey takes 9h 20m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £420
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £240
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £240
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £750
Flights from Glasgow to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £90
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£65 - £90
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £220
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £340
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £390
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£170 - £240
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£270 - £390
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Gateway
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £4
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£1 - £3
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£2 - £4
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Finchley Road station to Waterloo station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Tottenham Hale station to Euston station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £19
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Edinburgh to London
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£25 - £50
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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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Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station train services, operated by LNER, arrive at London Kings Cross station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station is 382 miles. It takes approximately 6h 54m to drive from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station.

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British Airways offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to London City Airport.

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There are 7572+ hotels available in Waterloo Station. Prices start at £75 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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