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There are 11 ways to get from London to Crail by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station

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Night train, bus

  1. Take the night train from London Euston to Edinburgh
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Leven, Bus Station

Drive

  1. Drive from London King's Cross to Crail

Fly London City to Dundee, line 99 bus, line 95 bus

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Dundee (DND)
  2. Take the line 99 bus from Dundee City Centre, Crichton Street to St Andrews, Bus Station
  3. Take the line 95 bus from St Andrews, Bus Station to Crail, Bowling Green Place

Fly London City to Edinburgh, train, bus

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Ladybank
  3. Take the bus from Ladybank, Railway Station to St Andrews, Bus Station

Fly London Heathrow to Edinburgh, train, bus

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Ladybank
  3. Take the bus from Ladybank, Railway Station to St Andrews, Bus Station

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Edinburgh, train, bus

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Ladybank
  4. Take the bus from Ladybank, Railway Station to St Andrews, Bus Station

Train to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh, train, bus

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Ladybank
  4. Take the bus from Ladybank, Railway Station to St Andrews, Bus Station

Fly London Stansted to Edinburgh, train, bus

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Ladybank
  3. Take the bus from Ladybank, Railway Station to St Andrews, Bus Station

Fly London City to Glasgow, train, line 99 bus, line 95 bus

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Glasgow (GLA)
  2. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee
  4. Take the line 99 bus from Dundee City Centre, Crichton Street to St Andrews, Bus Station
  5. Take the line 95 bus from St Andrews, Bus Station to Crail, Bowling Green Place

London to Crail by bus

The bus journey time between London and Crail is around 18h 5m and covers a distance of around 465 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 50m. The fastest bus normally takes 12h 44m. Operated by National Express, Megabus UK and Stagecoach East Scotland, the London to Crail bus service departs from London Victoria Coach Station and arrives in Crail, Bowling Green Place. Typically 12 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
12h 14m
Layover time:
5h 50m
Total time:
18h 5m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
12h 44m
Bus distance:
465 miles
Buses per week:
12
Cheapest price:
£26
Carbon emissions:
92 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
08:30
Last bus departs at:
22:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Crail bus schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Crail is 111.

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The social distance requirement in Crail is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from London to Crail is to bus, which costs £26 - £55 and takes 12h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Crail is to fly and line 99 bus and line 95 bus which costs £95 - £230 and takes 5h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Crail. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Crail, Bowling Green Place via Edinburgh, Bus Station and St Andrews, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 51m.

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The distance between London and Crail is 346 miles. The road distance is 453 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Crail without a car is to bus which takes 12h 51m and costs £26 - £55.

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It takes approximately 7h 8m to get from London to Crail, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from London to Crail is to train which takes 7h 8m and costs £65 - £420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £26 - £55 and takes 12h 51m.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Dundee Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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London to Crail bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at St Andrews, Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from London to Crail.
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  • Distance: 345.8 miles
  • Duration: 7h 8m

What companies run services between London, England and Crail, Scotland?

LNER operates a train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh hourly. Tickets cost £50 - £390 and the journey takes 4h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Crail via Edinburgh, Bus Station and St Andrews, Bus Station in around 12h 51m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £330
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £240
Flights from London City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £180
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£40 - £180
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £180
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £170
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£55 - £170
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £200
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London City to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £410
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£24 - £190
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
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Ladybank
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £21
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£16 - £21
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £55
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £55
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
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
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Leven, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Crichton Street to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from St Andrews, Bus Station to Crail, Bowling Green Place
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Ladybank, Railway Station to St Andrews, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Crail is 453 miles. It takes approximately 7h 43m to drive from London to Crail.

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Loganair offers flights from London City Airport to Dundee Airport.

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There are 73+ hotels available in Crail. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs £1 - £5.

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