There are 11 ways to get from Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) by plane, train, subway, bus or car

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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Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow  •  2 h 52 min

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

$50 - $206

Cheapest option

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, bus  •  4 h 30 min

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

$48 - $147

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Train to Glasgow, fly to London Heathrow  •  3 h 28 min

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

$89 - $257

Train to Newcastle, fly to London Heathrow  •  4 h 5 min

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

$93 - $378

Fly Edinburgh to London City, Tube, train  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London City (LCY) EDI - LCY
  2. Take the Tube from Stratford Underground Station to Lancaster Gate Underground Station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 1-3

$97 - $265

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick, Tube, train  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Gatwick (LGW) EDI - LGW
  2. Take the Tube from Victoria Underground Station to Paddington Underground Station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 1-3

$89 - $220

Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted, Tube, train  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Stansted (STN) EDI - STN
  2. Take the Tube from Liverpool Street Underground Station to Lancaster Gate Underground Station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 1-3

$78 - $185

Train Virgin Trains East Coast  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross

$67 - $103

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Watford Junction

$233 - $353

Bus  •  8 h 45 min

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

$120 - $150

Drive  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) 399.6 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to fly and bus which costs £35 - £120 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to fly which takes 2 h 52 min and costs £35 - £160.

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The distance between Edinburgh and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 530 km. The road distance is 639 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR), including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Heathrow Airport London. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

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What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England?

British Airways, Flybe and Aer Lingus fly from Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) hourly. Alternatively, Virgin Trains East Coast operates a train from Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) every 2 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 4 h 13 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Newcastle to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
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 Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
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 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 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 2 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
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 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
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
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
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
Train operators
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
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
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
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Stratford Underground Station to Lancaster Gate Underground Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Victoria Underground Station to Paddington Underground Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Liverpool Street Underground Station to Lancaster Gate Underground Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$220 - $350
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$140 - $210
Anytime Day Single
$220 - $350
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Luton Airport to Heathrow Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Heathrow Airport London
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
nationalexpress.com

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