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Train  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

£55 - £392

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Bus  •  10h 39m

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

£16 - £40

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Train via Preston  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Haymarket

£137 - £525

Train via Sheffield  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Edinburgh

£154 - £433

Drive  •  6h 42m

  1. Drive from London King's Cross to Livingston 401.1 miles

£60 - £90

Fly London City to Edinburgh, train  •  3h 26m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) LCY - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Park to Livingston North

£60 - £278

Fly London Heathrow to Edinburgh  •  3h 30m

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

£47 - £225

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Edinburgh  •  3h 46m

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

£42 - £165

Fly London Stansted to Edinburgh, train  •  3h 56m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Park to Livingston North

£35 - £150

Train to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh  •  3h 56m

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

£46 - £222

Fly London City to Glasgow, train  •  5h 10m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Glasgow (GLA) LCY - GLA
  2. Take the train from Charing Cross (Glasgow) to Livingston North

£66 - £312

London to Livingston by train

The train journey time between London and Livingston is around 5h 12m and covers a distance of around 407 miles. The fastest train normally takes 4h 45m. Operated by LNER and First ScotRail Service, the London to Livingston train service departs from London Kings Cross and arrives in Livingston North. Typically 142 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 12m
Fastest train time:
4h 45m
Trains per week:
142
Cheapest price:
£55
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:00
Last train departs at:
19:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Livingston train schedules

London → Livingston
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The cheapest way to get from London to Livingston is to bus which costs £16 - £40 and takes 10h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Livingston is to fly and train which costs £55 - £280 and takes 3h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Livingston. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Ladywell, Fastlink via Edinburgh, Waterloo Place. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Livingston. However, there are services departing from London Kings Cross and arriving at Livingston North via Edinburgh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 56m.

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The distance between London and Livingston is 336 miles. The road distance is 401.1 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Livingston without a car is to train which takes 4h 56m and costs £50 - £400.

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It takes approximately 4h 56m to get from London to Livingston, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from London to Livingston is to train which takes 4h 56m and costs £50 - £400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £40 and takes 10h 39m, you could also fly, which costs £45 - £230 and takes 3h 30m.

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Map of how to get from London to Livingston.
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  • Distance: 335.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 56m

What companies run services between London, England and Livingston, 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 City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £370
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 Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
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
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
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
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£27 - £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 to 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, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
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
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £270
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£75 - £110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£200 - £270
Train from Preston to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
TransPennine Express Service
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £110
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£35 - £60
Off-Peak Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£75 - £110
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £24
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£16 - £24
Southern Service
Phone
+44 3451 27 29 20
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£40 - £130
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£40 - £60
Anytime 1st Class
£95 - £130
Train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £23
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£9 - £13
Anytime 1st Class
£17 - £23
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh Park to Livingston North
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £7
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£5 - £7
Train from Charing Cross (Glasgow) to Livingston North
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £19
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
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 City Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Livingston is 401 miles. It takes approximately 6h 42m to drive from London to Livingston.

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

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There are 802+ hotels available in Livingston. 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 20 min and costs £1 - £5.

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