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.

Recommended option

Train LNER  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross

$63 - $93

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to London 401.2 miles

$30 - $65

10 alternative options

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston

$238 - $366

Bus  •  9 h 54 min

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

$37 - $44

Drive  •  6 h 57 min

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

$85 - $130

Fly Edinburgh to London City, Tube  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London City (LCY) EDI - LCY
  2. Take the Tube from Canning Town Underground Station to Waterloo Underground Station

$70 - $224

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow, Tube  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Heathrow (LHR) EDI - LHR
  2. Take the Tube from Paddington Underground Station to Waterloo Underground Station

$80 - $250

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, Tube  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Luton (LTN) EDI - LTN
  2. Take the Tube from Finchley Road Underground Station to Waterloo Underground Station

$49 - $152

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick, train  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Gatwick (LGW) EDI - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge

$60 - $164

Train to Glasgow, fly to London City  •  3 h 58 min

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

$99 - $325

Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted, Tube  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Stansted (STN) EDI - STN
  2. Take the Tube from Liverpool Street Underground Station to Embankment Underground Station

$52 - $146

Train to Newcastle, fly to London Heathrow  •  4 h 52 min

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

$123 - $422

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station is to bus which costs £27 - £35 and takes 9 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station is to fly and Tube which costs £50 - £170 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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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 Victoria, Eccleston Bridge. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 54 min.

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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 4 h 36 min and costs £45 - £75.

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min 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 4 h 36 min and costs £45 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £27 - £35 and takes 9 h 54 min.

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

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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: 4 h 36 min

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

LNER operates a train from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station every 2 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 4 h 13 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Waterloo Station 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 9 h 20 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Newcastle to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $180
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Virgin West Coast Trains
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Canning Town Underground Station to Waterloo Underground Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington Underground Station to Waterloo Underground Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Finchley Road Underground Station to Waterloo Underground Station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Liverpool Street Underground Station to Embankment Underground Station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
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
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Edinburgh to London
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Trips from Edinburgh Waverley Station