Directions from Edinburgh to London

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Recommended option

Train Virgin Trains East Coast  •  4 h 13 min

$60 - $360

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  7 h 45 min

  1. 401.2 miles

$30 - $65

11 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  6 h 22 min

$186 - $274

Bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. National Express

$30 - $45

Night train  •  6 h 9 min

$50 - $75

Drive  •  6 h 54 min

  1. 401.6 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Edinburgh to London City  •  3 h 22 min

  1. EDI - LCY

$69 - $222

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow  •  3 h 16 min

  1. EDI - LHR

$77 - $246

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick  •  3 h 33 min

  1. EDI - LGW

$69 - $176

Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted  •  3 h 46 min

  1. EDI - STN

$50 - $142

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, train  •  3 h 42 min

  1. EDI - LTN

$51 - $189

Train to Glasgow, fly to London City  •  3 h 53 min

  1. GLA - LCY

$98 - $323

Train to Newcastle, fly to London Heathrow  •  4 h 31 min

  1. NCL - LHR

$121 - $420

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and London, England?

Virgin Trains East Coast operates a train from Edinburgh to London every 2 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $95 and the journey takes 4 h 13 min. Virgin West Coast Trains also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to London twice daily. 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 36 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 Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
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 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
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
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$60 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Single
$110 - $170
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $170
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $26
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to London Euston
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$203
Sleeper Seat
$50 - $75
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
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
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Bus operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and London is 534 km. The road distance is 643 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to London is to bus which costs £25 - £35 and takes 9 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to London is to fly which takes 3 h 16 min and costs £55 - £190.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at London Kings Cross. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 4 h 13 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh and arriving at London Victoria Coach Station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

The train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross takes 4 h 13 min including transfers and departs hourly.