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There are 12 ways to get from London Victoria to Edinburgh by train, bus, rideshare, car, subway or plane

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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Train  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

£52 - £393

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 37m

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

£14 - £70

10 alternative options

Train via London Euston  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Edinburgh

£152 - £553

Rideshare  •  8h 8m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Edinburgh 379.9 miles

£23 - £50

Drive  •  6h 51m

  1. Drive from London Victoria to Edinburgh 380.7 miles

£65 - £95

Subway to London City, fly to Edinburgh  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the subway from Victoria station to Cannon Street station
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) LCY - EDI

£69 - £244

Subway to London Heathrow, fly to Edinburgh  •  3h 44m

  1. Take the subway from Victoria station to Paddington station
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Edinburgh (EDI) LHR - EDI

£48 - £234

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Edinburgh  •  3h 45m

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

£40 - £378

Subway to London Stansted, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h

  1. Take the subway from Victoria station to Tottenham Hale station
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI

£52 - £294

Train to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 11m

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

£50 - £362

Fly London City to Glasgow, train  •  4h 32m

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

£76 - £481

Fly London Heathrow to Newcastle, train  •  5h 2m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh

£65 - £682

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Victoria to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £14 - £70 and takes 9h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from London Victoria to Edinburgh is to subway and fly which costs £65 - £250 and takes 3h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Victoria station to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Victoria station and arriving at Edinburgh via London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 55m.

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The distance between London Victoria and Edinburgh is 334 miles. The road distance is 380.7 miles.

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The best way to get from London Victoria to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 4h 55m and costs £50 - £400.

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It takes approximately 4h 55m to get from London Victoria to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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

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London Victoria to Edinburgh train services, operated by LNER, depart from London Kings Cross station.

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The best way to get from London Victoria to Edinburgh is to train which takes 4h 55m and costs £50 - £400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £70 and takes 9h 37m.

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Map of how to get from London Victoria to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 334.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 55m

What companies run services between London Victoria, England and Edinburgh, Scotland?

LNER operates a train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh hourly. Tickets cost £50 - £390 and the journey takes 4h 19m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh 3 times a day. Tickets cost £14 - £19 and the journey takes 9h 30m. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £420
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £240
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£180 - £800
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £750
Flights from London City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £320
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £140
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£65 - £140
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £220
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £220
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £90
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £90
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£180 - £800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £210
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
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
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
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 Victoria station to Cannon Street station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Victoria station to Paddington station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Victoria station to Tottenham Hale station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Blackfriars to Luton
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£15 - £18
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£15 - £18
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
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
TransPennine Express
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 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £19
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£23 - £50
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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London Victoria to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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London Victoria to Edinburgh train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Victoria to Edinburgh is 381 miles. It takes approximately 6h 51m to drive from London Victoria to Edinburgh.

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

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There are 2303+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between London Victoria and Edinburgh. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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