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There are 10 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Edinburgh Waverley Station by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train via London Kings Cross  •  5h

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

£52 - £393

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Bus  •  10h 52m

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

£16 - £42

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Train  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Edinburgh

£152 - £552

Drive  •  6h 46m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Edinburgh Waverley Station 377.6 miles

£55 - £85

Fly London Heathrow to Edinburgh  •  3h 29m

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

£45 - £218

Subway to London City, fly to Edinburgh  •  3h 54m

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

£59 - £274

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 7m

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

£42 - £162

Train to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Edinburgh (EDI) LTN - EDI

£46 - £219

Subway to London Stansted, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 32m

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

£34 - £146

Fly London City to Glasgow, train  •  5h 30m

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

£74 - £344

London Paddington Station to Edinburgh Waverley Station by subway and train

The journey time between London Paddington Station and Edinburgh Waverley Station is around 4h 48m and covers a distance of around 395 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 30m. Operated by London Underground (Tube) and LNER, the London Paddington Station to Edinburgh Waverley Station service departs from Paddington and arrives in Edinburgh. Typically 198 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 48m
Fastest journey time:
4h 30m
Services per week:
198
Cheapest price:
£52
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:59
Last service departs at:
19:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Paddington Station to Edinburgh Waverley Station subway and train schedules

Departing Friday, June 18, 2021

London Paddington Station → Edinburgh Waverley Station
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The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Edinburgh Waverley Station is to bus which costs £15 - £45 and takes 10h 52m.

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The fastest way to get from London Paddington Station to Edinburgh Waverley Station is to fly which takes 3h 29m and costs £45 - £220.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Paddington Station station to Edinburgh Waverley Station. However, there are services departing from Paddington Rail Station and arriving at Edinburgh via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Paddington Station to Edinburgh Waverley Station. However, there are services departing from Paddington and arriving at Edinburgh via London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h.

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The distance between London Paddington Station and Edinburgh Waverley Station is 332 miles. The road distance is 377.6 miles.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Edinburgh Waverley Station without a car is to train via London Kings Cross which takes 5h and costs £50 - £400.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from London Paddington Station to Edinburgh Waverley Station, including transfers.

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London Paddington Station to Edinburgh Waverley Station bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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London Paddington Station to Edinburgh Waverley Station train services, operated by LNER, depart from London Kings Cross station.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Edinburgh Waverley Station is to train via London Kings Cross which takes 5h and costs £50 - £400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £45 and takes 10h 52m, you could also fly, which costs £45 - £220 and takes 3h 29m.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Edinburgh Waverley Station.
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  • Distance: 332.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Edinburgh Waverley Station, 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 London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh twice daily. Tickets cost £14 - £18 and the journey takes 9h 10m. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £260
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £370
Flights from London City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£27 - £160
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£27 - £160
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £200
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£130 - £410
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
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 Bank station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Paddington to Liverpool Street station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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London Paddington Station to Edinburgh Waverley Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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London Paddington Station to Edinburgh Waverley Station train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Paddington Station to Edinburgh Waverley Station is 378 miles. It takes approximately 6h 46m to drive from London Paddington Station to Edinburgh Waverley Station.

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

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There are 819+ hotels available in Edinburgh Waverley Station. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £4 - £35.

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