There are 7 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Edinburgh by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly London Gatwick to Edinburgh  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Edinburgh (EDI) LGW - EDI

$46 - $133

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Fly London Gatwick to Glasgow, train  •  3 h 10 min

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

$65 - $175

Train to London City, fly to Edinburgh  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) LCY - EDI

$83 - $243

Train LNER  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$75 - $110

Train CrossCountry  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield
  3. Take the train from Sheffield to Edinburgh

$190 - $300

Bus  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station 230 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Edinburgh National Express

$134 - $167

Drive  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Edinburgh 437.9 miles

$90 - $140

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) station to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from South Terminal Bus Station and arriving at Edinburgh via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Edinburgh via London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 59 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Edinburgh is 356 miles. The road distance is 437.9 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 5 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at South Terminal Bus Station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Edinburgh train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 1 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 59 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 11 h 5 min.

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

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 356 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 54 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Edinburgh, Scotland?

British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair fly from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Edinburgh every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Edinburgh via London St Pancras International LL and London Kings Cross in around 5 h 59 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Single
$100 - $150
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 South Terminal Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
nationalexpress.com

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Edinburgh train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Edinburgh is 438 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Edinburgh.

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Ryanair, British Airways and easyJet offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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