There are 11 ways to get from Edinburgh to London Paddington Station by train, bus, 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 Virgin Trains East Coast  •  4 h 24 min

$63 - $94

Cheapest option

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, bus  •  4 h 11 min

  1. EDI - LTN

$47 - $147

9 alternative options

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 7 min

$241 - $368

Bus  •  9 h 9 min

  1. National Express

$156 - $191

Drive  •  6 h 50 min

  1. 399.6 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow  •  3 h 16 min

  1. EDI - LHR

$77 - $246

Fly Edinburgh to London City, Tube  •  3 h 49 min

  1. EDI - LCY

$70 - $225

Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted, Tube  •  4 h 7 min

  1. EDI - STN

$53 - $146

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick, train  •  4 h 10 min

  1. EDI - LGW

$61 - $160

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

  1. GLA - LHR

$116 - $297

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

  1. NCL - LHR

$121 - $419

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

Virgin Trains East Coast operates a train from Edinburgh to London Paddington Station every 2 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 4 h 13 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to London Paddington Station once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $160 and the journey takes 8 h 45 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 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
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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
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
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
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 - $90
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
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
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Virgin West Coast Trains
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from West Ham Underground Station to Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Liverpool Street Underground Station to Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Farringdon
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $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
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Heathrow Airport London
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Luton Airport to London Paddington Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and London Paddington Station is 531 km. The road distance is 639 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to London Paddington Station is to fly and bus which costs £35 - £120 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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

It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Edinburgh to London Paddington Station, including transfers.