There are 13 ways to get from Edinburgh to London by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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

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Train LNER  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross

$55 - $340

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to London 401.2 miles

$30 - $60

11 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  6 h 27 min

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

$136 - $267

Bus  •  9 h 20 min

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

$30 - $40

Night train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to London Euston

$50 - $75

Drive  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to London 401.6 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Edinburgh to London City  •  3 h 22 min

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

$67 - $221

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow  •  3 h 16 min

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

$75 - $246

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Gatwick (LGW) EDI - LGW

$59 - $171

Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted  •  3 h 46 min

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

$48 - $141

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, train  •  3 h 40 min

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

$50 - $159

Train to Glasgow, fly to London City  •  3 h 54 min

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

$96 - $322

Train to Newcastle, fly to London Heathrow  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to London Heathrow (LHR) NCL - LHR

$119 - $416

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to London is to bus which costs £25 - £35 and takes 9 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to London is to fly which costs £55 - £200 and takes 3 h 16 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and London is 334 miles. The road distance is 401.6 miles.

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The train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross takes 4 h 13 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh and arriving at London Victoria. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at London Kings Cross. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 4 h 13 min.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to London is to train which takes 4 h 13 min and costs £45 - £270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £35 and takes 9 h 20 min, You could also fly, which costs £50 - £180 and takes 3 h 22 min..

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to London.
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  • Distance: 333.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

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

LNER operates a train from Edinburgh to London every 2 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $90 and the journey takes 4 h 13 min. Virgin West Coast Trains also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to London 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 9 h 20 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Glasgow to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Newcastle to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$55 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$24 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
[email protected]
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $170
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $80
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
[email protected]
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$100 - $150
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$18 - $27
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to London Euston
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $150
Sleeper Berth Solo
$195
Sleeper Seat
$50 - $75
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
[email protected]
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
Bus operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Edinburgh to London
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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