There are 11 ways to get from Luton to Edinburgh by plane, train, subway, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly London Luton to Edinburgh  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Edinburgh (EDI) LTN - EDI

$42 - $144

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway to Edinburgh National Express

$37 - $50

9 alternative options

Fly London Luton to Glasgow, train  •  3 h 51 min

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

$58 - $177

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Edinburgh  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Luton to West Hampstead Thameslink
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Edinburgh (EDI) LHR - EDI

$95 - $271

Train to London City, fly to Edinburgh  •  3 h 48 min

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

$83 - $255

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 14 min

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

$73 - $175

Train, Tube to London Stansted, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the Tube from King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station to Tottenham Hale Underground Station
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI

$61 - $170

Train Virgin Trains East Coast  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$69 - $117

Train CrossCountry  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Luton to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Edinburgh

$141 - $275

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Edinburgh

$229 - $349

Drive  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Luton to Edinburgh 369.9 miles

$75 - $120

What companies run services between Luton, England and Edinburgh, Scotland?

easyJet flies from Luton to Edinburgh 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Luton to Edinburgh via London St Pancras International and London Kings Cross in around 5 h 36 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
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
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from London City to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
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
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
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Single
$14 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Single
$21 - $35
Train from Luton to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Single
$95 - $140
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Luton to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station to Tottenham Hale Underground Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$220 - $340
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$130 - $200
Anytime Day Single
$220 - $340
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Luton to Edinburgh?

The distance between Luton and Edinburgh is 488 km. The road distance is 592 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Luton to Edinburgh?

The cheapest way to get from Luton to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £26 - £40 and takes 9 h 15 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Luton to Edinburgh?

The quickest way to get from Luton to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 2 h 57 min and costs £29 - £110.

Is there a direct train between Luton and Edinburgh?

No, there is no direct train from Luton to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Luton and arriving at Edinburgh via London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 36 min.

Is there a direct bus between Luton and Edinburgh?

No, there is no direct bus from Luton to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Luton and arriving at Edinburgh via Milton Keynes Coachway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

How long does it take to get from Luton to Edinburgh?

It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Luton to Edinburgh, including transfers.