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There are 11 ways to get from Edinburgh to London Paddington Station by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train LNER  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross

$62 - $92

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Bus  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station National Express

$36 - $43

9 alternative options

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston

$237 - $361

Drive  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to London Paddington Station 399.6 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow  •  3 h 17 min

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

$75 - $246

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

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London City (LCY) EDI - LCY
  2. Take the subway from Bank station to Lancaster Gate station

$69 - $225

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick, subway  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Gatwick (LGW) EDI - LGW
  2. Take the subway from Victoria station to Paddington station

$62 - $175

Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted, subway  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Stansted (STN) EDI - STN
  2. Take the subway from Liverpool Street station to Paddington

$51 - $145

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, bus  •  4 h 9 min

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

$46 - $146

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Heathrow  •  4 h 37 min

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

$115 - $298

Train to Newcastle, fly to London Heathrow  •  4 h 38 min

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

$119 - $417

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to London Paddington Station is to bus which costs £27 - £35 and takes 9 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to London Paddington Station is to fly which costs £55 - £190 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to London Paddington Station station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Paddington Rail Station via Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 55 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and London Paddington Station is 332 miles. The road distance is 399.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to London Paddington Station without a car is to train which takes 4 h 26 min and costs £45 - £75.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Edinburgh to London Paddington Station, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to London Paddington Station bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to London Paddington Station is to train which takes 4 h 26 min and costs £45 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £27 - £35 and takes 9 h 55 min, you could also fly, which costs £55 - £190 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Edinburgh to London Paddington Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to London Paddington Station.
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  • Distance: 332.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

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

LNER operates a train from Edinburgh to London Paddington Station hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 4 h 13 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to London Paddington Station 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 Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Newcastle to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $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 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
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 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
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
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Virgin West Coast Trains
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Bank station to Lancaster Gate station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Victoria station to Paddington station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Liverpool Street station to Paddington
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
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 Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
National Express
Bus from Luton Airport London to London Paddington Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
National Express

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to London Paddington Station is 400 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to drive from Edinburgh to London Paddington Station.

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

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There are 9139+ hotels available in London Paddington Station. Prices start at $76 USD 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 £3 - £5.

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