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There are 11 ways to get from Old Town to London by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross

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Bus  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station Edinburgh Bus Station - London Victoria Coach Station / ...

9 alternative options

Rideshare  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to London 373.2 miles

Drive  •  6h 49m

  1. Drive from Old Town to London King's Cross 372.9 miles

Fly Edinburgh to London City  •  3h 24m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London City (LCY) EDI - LCY

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow  •  3h 13m

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

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick, train  •  3h 41m

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

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, train  •  3h 43m

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

Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Stansted (STN) EDI - STN

Train to Glasgow, fly to London City  •  4h 44m

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

Fly Edinburgh to Southampton, train  •  4h 29m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Southampton (SOU) EDI - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo

Old Town to London by train

220 Weekly Trains
4h 18m Average Duration
£50 Cheapest Price
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Old Town → London
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The cheapest way to get from Old Town to London is to bus which costs £15 - £40 and takes 9h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Old Town to London is to fly which costs £45 - £250 and takes 3h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh Bus Station station and arriving at London Victoria Coach Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at London Kings Cross. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 18m.

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The distance between Old Town and London is 333 miles. The road distance is 372.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Old Town to London without a car is to train which takes 4h 18m and costs £50 - £500.

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The train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross takes 4h 18m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Old Town to London bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Edinburgh Bus Station.

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Old Town to London train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Old Town to London is to train which takes 4h 18m and costs £50 - £500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £40 and takes 9h 15m, you could also fly, which costs £60 - £260 and takes 3h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Old Town to London.
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  • Distance: 333.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 18m

What companies run services between Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland and London, England?

LNER operates a train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross hourly. Tickets cost £50 - £390 and the journey takes 4h 18m. Avanti West Coast also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Edinburgh Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station twice daily. Tickets cost £23 - £40 and the journey takes 9h 15m. National Express also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £310
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £330
Flights from Glasgow to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £370
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£30 - £180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £200
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£30 - £200
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£28 - £180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£28 - £180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£28 - £180
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£130 - £750
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£28 - £190
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£21 - £150
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Cork
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£21 - £150
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £480
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
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
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
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 Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Edinburgh to London
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£25 - £50
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Old Town to London bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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Old Town to London train services, operated by LNER, arrive at London Kings Cross station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Old Town to London is 373 miles. It takes approximately 6h 49m to drive from Old Town to London.

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KLM and British Airways offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to London City Airport.

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There are 2733+ hotels available in London. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Old Town and London. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Old Town to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £1 - £6.

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