There are 11 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Edinburgh by plane, train, subway, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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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  •  2 h 53 min

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

$64 - $175

Train to London City, fly to Edinburgh  •  3 h 37 min

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

$83 - $248

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Edinburgh (EDI) LHR - EDI

$94 - $286

Train, Tube to London Stansted, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the Tube from Victoria Underground Station to Tottenham Hale Underground Station
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI

$66 - $181

Train to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Edinburgh (EDI) LTN - EDI

$68 - $175

Train  •  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 via Peterborough  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Edinburgh

$95 - $134

Train, bus  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh S9

$56 - $115

Bus  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from London Gatwick Airport South to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Edinburgh is to fly which costs £35 - £110 and takes 1 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Edinburgh is to fly which costs £35 - £110 and takes 1 h 54 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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It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from London Gatwick Airport South and arriving at Edinburgh via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 10 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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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 4 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 28 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
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
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 and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, 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
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from London City to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
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
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $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
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
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
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
London Underground (Tube)
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Peterborough to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $140
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Gatwick Airport South to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
nationalexpress.com

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