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

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Fly London Luton to Edinburgh  •  2 h 59 min

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

$44 - $145

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Bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Edinburgh National Express

$34 - $44

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Bus to London Heathrow, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Edinburgh (EDI) LHR - EDI

$57 - $218

Train to London City, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 13 min

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

$85 - $246

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 40 min

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

$71 - $172

Fly London Luton to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 23 min

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

$59 - $176

Train, subway to London Stansted, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 40 min

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

$58 - $167

Train  •  5 h 50 min

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

$68 - $111

Train via York  •  6 h 5 min

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

$122 - $250

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Edinburgh

$209 - $330

Drive  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Luton to Edinburgh 369.9 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Luton to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £26 - £35 and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Luton to Edinburgh is to fly which costs £30 - £120 and takes 2 h 59 min.

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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, M1 Junction 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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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 50 min.

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The distance between Luton and Edinburgh is 305 miles. The road distance is 369.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Luton to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 5 h 50 min and costs £50 - £85.

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It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to get from Luton to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Luton to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 station.

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Luton to Edinburgh train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Luton station.

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The best way to get from Luton to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 2 h 59 min and costs £30 - £120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £50 - £85 and takes 5 h 50 min, you could also bus, which costs £26 - £35 and takes 9 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Luton to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 305 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 59 min

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

easyJet flies from Luton to Edinburgh 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Luton to Edinburgh via London St Pancras International LL and London Kings Cross in around 5 h 50 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
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 13 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 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 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from London City to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $29
Train from Luton to York
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $120
Anytime Single
$120 - $180
London Underground (Tube)
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from York to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $100
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $320
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$120 - $190
Anytime Day Single
$200 - $320
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 Luton Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
National Express
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
National Express

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Luton to Edinburgh is 370 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 18 min to drive from Luton to Edinburgh.

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easyJet offers flights from London Luton Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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The best way to get from Luton to London Luton Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs £3 - £6.

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