There are 10 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Edinburgh Waverley Station by plane, train, subway, bus, night train 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.

Recommended option

Fly London Heathrow to Edinburgh  •  2 h 3 min

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

$51 - $201

9 alternative options

Fly London Heathrow to Glasgow, train  •  2 h 53 min

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

$90 - $259

Train, Tube to London City, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 1-3 to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Stratford Underground Station
  3. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) LCY - EDI

$101 - $267

Train, Tube to London Gatwick, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 1-3 to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Paddington Underground Station to Victoria Underground Station
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Edinburgh (EDI) LGW - EDI

$93 - $221

Bus to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 3 min

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

$52 - $151

Train, Tube to London Stansted, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 1-3 to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Liverpool Street Underground Station
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI

$83 - $188

Train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$66 - $103

Bus  •  8 h 59 min

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

$130 - $160

Night train  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the night train from Watford Junction to Edinburgh

$58 - $88

Drive  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Edinburgh Waverley Station 399 miles

$85 - $130

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Edinburgh Waverley Station, Scotland?

British Airways, Flybe and Aer Lingus fly from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Edinburgh Waverley Station hourly. Alternatively, Virgin Trains East Coast operates a train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Edinburgh Waverley Station hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $95 and the journey takes 4 h 14 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
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
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 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 Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
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 and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
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 and Tuesday
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
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 Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $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
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Stratford Underground Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington Underground Station to Victoria Underground Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Liverpool Street Underground Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Watford Junction to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$120 - $170
Sleeper Berth Solo
$212
Sleeper Seat
$50 - $80
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Luton Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Edinburgh Waverley Station?

The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Edinburgh Waverley Station is 530 km. The road distance is 638 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Edinburgh Waverley Station?

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Edinburgh Waverley Station is to night train which costs £40 - £65 and takes 9 h 1 min.

What is the fastest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Edinburgh Waverley Station?

The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Edinburgh Waverley Station is to fly which takes 2 h 3 min and costs £35 - £150.

Is there a direct bus between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Edinburgh Waverley Station?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heathrow Airport London and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 50 min.

How long does it take to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Edinburgh Waverley Station?

It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Edinburgh Waverley Station, including transfers.