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There are 10 ways to get from Heathrow Terminal 5 to East Lothian by train, bus, night bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10h 38m

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

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Night bus  •  10h 43m

  1. Take the night bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3 to Edinburgh Bus Station London Victoria Coach Station - Edinburgh Bus Station

Drive  •  6h 27m

  1. Drive from Heathrow Terminal 5 to East Lothian 377.7 miles

Fly London Heathrow to Edinburgh, bus  •  4h 19m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Edinburgh (EDI) LHR - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place to Haddington, Artillery Park

Train, subway to London City, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from London Heathrow Airport T5 Train Station to London Paddington Train Station
  2. Take the subway from Lancaster Gate station to Stratford station
  3. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) LCY - EDI
  4. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place to Haddington, Artillery Park

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the train from London Heathrow Airport T5 Train Station to London Paddington Train Station
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Edinburgh (EDI) LGW - EDI
  4. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place to Haddington, Artillery Park

Fly London Heathrow to Glasgow, train, bus  •  5h 47m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Glasgow (GLA) LHR - GLA
  2. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  4. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Haddington, Artillery Park

Train, subway to London Stansted, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from London Heathrow Airport T5 Train Station to London Paddington Train Station
  2. Take the subway from Lancaster Gate station to Liverpool Street station
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI
  4. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place to Haddington, Artillery Park

Bus to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Luton Airport London
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Edinburgh (EDI) LTN - EDI
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place to Haddington, Artillery Park

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The cheapest way to get from Heathrow Terminal 5 to East Lothian is to bus which costs £17 - £26 and takes 10h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Heathrow Terminal 5 to East Lothian is to fly and bus which costs £40 - £180 and takes 4h 19m.

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The distance between Heathrow Terminal 5 and East Lothian is 323 miles. The road distance is 377.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Heathrow Terminal 5 to East Lothian without a car is to train which takes 6h 41m and costs £55 - £400.

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It takes approximately 6h 41m to get from Heathrow Terminal 5 to East Lothian, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Heathrow Terminal 5 to East Lothian is to train which takes 6h 41m and costs £55 - £400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £26 and takes 10h 38m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Heathrow Terminal 5 to East Lothian is 378 miles. It takes approximately 6h 27m to drive from Heathrow Terminal 5 to East Lothian.

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

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There are 100+ hotels available in East Lothian. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Heathrow Terminal 5 to East Lothian.
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  • Distance: 322.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 41m

What companies run services between Heathrow Terminal 5, England and East Lothian, Scotland?

LNER operates a train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh hourly. Tickets cost £50 - £390 and the journey takes 4h 20m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Edinburgh once daily. Tickets cost £13 - £17 and the journey takes 8h 30m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £290
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £350
Flights from London City to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£60 - £350
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £190
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £190
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £180
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £170
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
£30 - £170
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £230
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£10 - £130
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£60 - £350
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
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
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Heathrow Terminal 5 to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£4 - £7
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£7 - £12
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Heathrow Terminal 5 to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £16
Off-Peak Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£10 - £15
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Lancaster Gate station to Stratford station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Lancaster Gate station to Liverpool Street station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Luton Airport London
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3 to Edinburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£26 - £45
Website
Megabus UK
East Coast Buses
Email
hello@eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Website
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place to Haddington, Artillery Park
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
East Coast Buses
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Haddington, Artillery Park
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
East Coast Buses

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