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There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow

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

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Bus

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

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Heathrow

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

Fly Edinburgh to London City, train

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London City (LCY)
  2. Take the train from Custom House DLR Station to Paddington Station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick, bus

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Gatwick (LGW)
  2. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station

Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted, train

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Stansted (STN)
  2. Take the train from Liverpool Street Station to Paddington Station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, bus

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

Train

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross

Train via London Euston

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston

Drive

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

Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) by train and subway

The journey time between Edinburgh and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is around 5h 18m and covers a distance of around 410 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 5 min. Operated by LNER and London Underground (Tube), the Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Heathrow Terminals 1-2-3 station. Typically 182 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

182 Weekly Services
5h 18m Average Duration
£55 Cheapest Price
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Edinburgh → London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to bus which costs £13 - £17 and takes 8h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to fly which costs £50 - £300 and takes 2h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Heathrow Airport London T2,3. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Heathrow Terminals 1-2-3 station via King's Cross St. Pancras station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 18m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 331 miles. The road distance is 399.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) without a car is to train which takes 5h 18m and costs £50 - £390.

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

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Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to fly which takes 2h 52m and costs £50 - £300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £50 - £390 and takes 5h 18m, you could also bus, which costs £13 - £17 and takes 8h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR).
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  • Distance: 331.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 52m

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

British Airways flies from Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) every 4 hours. Alternatively, LNER operates a train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross hourly. Tickets cost £50 - £390 and the journey takes 4h 18m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £450
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £470
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £470
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £500
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £250
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £250
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £250
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
£35 - £250
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £280
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £280
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£30 - £280
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £260
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£30 - £260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£28 - £320
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£24 - £290
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Cork
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£24 - £290
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £470
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£150 - £900
Train operators
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
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Elizabeth Line
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Custom House DLR Station to Paddington Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Elizabeth Line
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£3 - £5
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£4 - £8
Train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Elizabeth Line
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£4 - £7
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£6 - £11
Train from Liverpool Street Station to Paddington Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
Elizabeth Line
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£2 - £3
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£2 - £4
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
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
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from London Gatwick Airport to London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £13
Website
Megabus UK
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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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) train services, operated by LNER, arrive at London Kings Cross station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 399 miles. It takes approximately 6h 45m to drive from Edinburgh to London Heathrow Airport (LHR).

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

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There are 1623+ hotels available in London Heathrow Airport (LHR). Prices start at £87 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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