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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey, based on how far in advance you book.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

30 day advance and 7 day advance prices are found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from today. These prices fluctuate daily based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price on a busy Saturday in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey on a Tuesday in winter.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

  1. Cheapest price £20.00
  2. 30 day advance £40.00
  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    23:40
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    4hr

Travelling from Edinburgh to London by train

The fastest trains from Edinburgh to London take around 4 hours, covering a distance of approximately 533 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and London.

Direct trains run between Edinburgh and London. We usually find around 27 direct trains on the route from Edinburgh to London every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 29 departures. And the duration is normally about 4 hours, whatever time you make the journey.

The earliest direct train to London on a weekday is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 23:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:05, and the last at 23:21.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Edinburgh to London train tickets?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Edinburgh to London are £20.00.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around £40, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

Trains in the United Kingdom usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Edinburgh to London by train.

Which trains operate between Edinburgh and London?

East Coast is the rail operator that operates on the route from Edinburgh to London.

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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