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There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow  •  3h 6m

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

£39 - £159

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Bus  •  8h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express

£16 - £20

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Fly Edinburgh to London City, subway, train  •  4h 23m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London City (LCY) EDI - LCY
  2. Take the subway from Bank station to Lancaster Gate station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington Train Station to London Heathrow Airport T5 Train Station

£64 - £239

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick, train  •  4h 26m

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

£40 - £177

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Heathrow  •  4h 26m

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

£57 - £231

Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted, subway, train  •  5h 5m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Stansted (STN) EDI - STN
  2. Take the subway from Liverpool Street station to Lancaster Gate station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington Train Station to London Heathrow Airport T5 Train Station

£36 - £136

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, bus  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Luton (LTN) EDI - LTN
  2. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3

£26 - £186

Train  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross

£55 - £387

Train via Sheffield  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International

£195 - £406

Drive  •  6h 45m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station 398.3 miles

£60 - £90

Edinburgh to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station by train and subway

The journey time between Edinburgh and Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station is around 5h 48m and covers a distance of around 412 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 9m. Operated by LNER and London Underground (Tube), the Edinburgh to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Heathrow Terminal 5 station. Typically 196 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 48m
Fastest journey time:
5h 9m
Journey distance:
412 miles
Services per week:
196
Cheapest price:
£55
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:40
Last service departs at:
19:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station train and subway schedules

Departing Thursday, July 29, 2021

Edinburgh → Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station is to bus which costs £15 - £20 and takes 8h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station is to fly which costs £35 - £160 and takes 3h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Heathrow Terminal 5 station via King's Cross St. Pancras station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 22m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station is 331 miles. The road distance is 398.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station without a car is to train which takes 5h 22m and costs £50 - £390.

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It takes approximately 3h 6m to get from Edinburgh to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station is to fly which takes 3h 6m and costs £35 - £160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £50 - £390 and takes 5h 22m, you could also bus, which costs £15 - £20 and takes 8h 34m.

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

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Edinburgh to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station train services, operated by LNER, arrive at London Kings Cross station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station.
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  • Distance: 330.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 6m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station, England?

British Airways and Aer Lingus fly from Edinburgh to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station every 3 hours. Alternatively, LNER operates a train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross hourly. Tickets cost £50 - £390 and the journey takes 4h 17m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £240
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £290
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £170
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £170
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £550
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £390
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£22 - £170
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£15 - £95
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£19 - £120
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £350
Train operators
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 Bank station to Lancaster Gate station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Liverpool Street station to Lancaster Gate station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£4 - £7
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£7 - £12
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £16
Off-Peak Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£10 - £15
Train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £110
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£35 - £60
Off-Peak Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£75 - £110
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
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
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 Luton Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
National Express
Bus from Edinburgh to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station is 398 miles. It takes approximately 6h 45m to drive from Edinburgh to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station.

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Aer Lingus and British Airways offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 2402+ hotels available in Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £1 - £6.

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