London to Edinburgh by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from London to Edinburgh by train
Fast trains from London to Edinburgh take around 4 hours and 16 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 533 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Edinburgh.
1. Are there direct trains from London to Edinburgh?
Direct trains from London to Edinburgh have been found.
We usually find around 24 direct trains on the route from London to Edinburgh every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 31 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from London to Edinburgh?
The London to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 16 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the London to Edinburgh train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart London around 06:12 and the last train is around 23:53.
This is the same at the weekend.
What's the London to Edinburgh train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Edinburgh are $27.99.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $87 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $68. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book London to Edinburgh train tickets?
Trains in the UK 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 London to Edinburgh by train.
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Which train companies operate between London and Edinburgh?
More than one train company operates on the route from London to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Caledonian Sleeper
- East Coast
- London North Eastern Railway
- Serco Caledonian Sleeper
- Virgin East Coast
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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