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There are 11 ways to get from Scotland to Big Ben by plane, subway, train, bus, night bus, rideshare or car

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Fly Edinburgh to London City, subway  •  3h 27m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London City (LCY) EDI - LCY
  2. Take the subway from Canning Town station to Westminster station

£60 - £275

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Bus  •  9h 1m

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

£19 - £33

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Fly Glasgow to London City  •  3h 9m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London City (LCY) GLA - LCY

£61 - £292

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow, subway  •  3h 47m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Heathrow (LHR) EDI - LHR
  2. Take the subway from Paddington station to Westminster station

£48 - £224

Fly Glasgow to London Heathrow  •  3h 33m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Heathrow (LHR) GLA - LHR

£49 - £251

Fly Aberdeen to London Heathrow  •  3h 43m

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to London Heathrow (LHR) ABZ - LHR

£58 - £322

Fly Glasgow to London Luton, train  •  3h 52m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Luton (LTN) GLA - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to West Hampstead Thameslink

£50 - £139

Train  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston

£154 - £509

Night bus  •  8h 41m

  1. Take the night bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M11

£23 - £41

Rideshare  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the rideshare from Glasgow to London 404.7 miles

£23 - £45

Drive  •  6h 43m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Big Ben 405.8 miles

£60 - £90

Scotland to Big Ben by train, subway and walk

The journey time between Scotland and Big Ben is around 5h and covers a distance of around 403 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 46m. Operated by Avanti West Coast and London Underground (Tube), the Scotland to Big Ben service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Big Ben. Typically 98 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h
Fastest journey time:
4h 46m
Services per week:
98
Cheapest price:
£154
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:26
Last service departs at:
18:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Scotland to Big Ben train, subway and walk schedules

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Scotland to Big Ben is to bus which costs £19 - £35 and takes 9h 1m.

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The fastest way to get from Scotland to Big Ben is to fly which takes 3h 9m and costs £60 - £300.

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No, there is no direct bus from Scotland to Big Ben station. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Westminster Station Bridge Street via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Scotland to Big Ben station. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Embankment station via Euston station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 21m.

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The distance between Scotland and Big Ben is 401 miles. The road distance is 405.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Big Ben without a car is to train which takes 5h 21m and costs £150 - £550.

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It takes approximately 3h 27m to get from Scotland to Big Ben, including transfers.

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Scotland to Big Ben bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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Scotland to Big Ben train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Big Ben is to fly which takes 3h 9m and costs £60 - £300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £150 - £550 and takes 5h 21m, you could also bus, which costs £19 - £35 and takes 9h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Scotland to Big Ben.
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  • Distance: 401.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 27m

What companies run services between Scotland and Big Ben, England?

British Airways flies from Paisley to Big Ben 3 times a day. Alternatively, Avanti West Coast operates a train from Glasgow Central to London Euston hourly. Tickets cost £150 - £550 and the journey takes 4h 54m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £370
Flights from Glasgow to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £380
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £260
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £300
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£80 - £380
Flights from Aberdeen to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £410
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £340
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from Glasgow to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£80 - £380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £350
Flights from Aberdeen to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Train operators
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Canning Town station to Westminster station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Paddington station to Westminster station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£12 - £16
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 Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
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 Glasgow to London
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£23 - £45
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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Scotland to Big Ben bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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Scotland to Big Ben train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at London Euston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Scotland to Big Ben is 406 miles. It takes approximately 6h 43m to drive from Scotland to Big Ben.

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

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There are 3888+ hotels available in Big Ben. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Scotland and Big Ben. 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 Scotland to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 35 min and costs £1 - £6.

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