There are 10 ways to get from London to Gretna Green by train, bus, night train, car 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  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Carlisle

$176 - $271

Cheapest option

Night train  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the night train from London Euston to Carlisle

$45 - $65

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Bus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Carlisle National Express

$106 - $132

Drive  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Drive from London to Gretna Green 318.2 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Southend, fly to Carlisle  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Carlisle (CAX) SEN - CAX

$97 - $483

Fly London Heathrow to Newcastle, train  •  6 h 1 min

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

$118 - $358

Fly London City to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Glasgow (GLA) LCY - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle

$126 - $405

Fly London City to Edinburgh, train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) LCY - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle

$111 - $322

Fly London Heathrow to Edinburgh, train  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Edinburgh (EDI) LHR - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle

$119 - $344

Train to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  6 h 28 min

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

$99 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Gretna Green is to night train which costs £30 - £50 and takes 6 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Gretna Green is to train which costs £130 - £210 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Gretna Green. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Gretna, Central Avenue via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters (opposite Pizza Express). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Gretna Green. However, there are services departing from London Euston and arriving at Gretna Green via Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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The distance between London and Gretna Green is 272 miles. The road distance is 318.2 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Gretna Green without a car is to train which takes 4 h 15 min and costs £130 - £210.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from London to Gretna Green, including transfers.

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London to Gretna Green bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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London to Gretna Green train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from London Euston station.

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The best way to get from London to Gretna Green is to train which takes 4 h 15 min and costs £130 - £210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £80 - £110 and takes 8 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Southend Airport to Carlisle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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London to Gretna Green bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Map of how to get from London to Gretna Green.
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  • Distance: 271.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

What companies run services between London, England and Gretna Green, Scotland?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from London to Gretna Green every 2 hours. Tickets cost $170 - $270 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Gretna Green once daily. Tickets cost $95 - $120 and the journey takes 6 h.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from London City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Southend to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $420
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
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Day Single
$170 - $270
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
Train from Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from London Euston to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$197
Sleeper Seat
$40 - $60
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Website
nationalexpress.com

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