Edinburgh to London by train
Travelling from Edinburgh to London by train
Fast 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.
1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to London?
Direct trains from Edinburgh to London have been found.
We usually find around 29 direct trains on the route from Edinburgh to London every weekday.
Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.
2. How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to London?
The Edinburgh to London train travel time is normally about 4 hours, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Edinburgh to London train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to London 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 05:48, and the last at 23:21.
What's the Edinburgh to London train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Edinburgh to London are $34.21.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $76 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $65. 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 Edinburgh to London 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 Edinburgh to London by train.
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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and London?
More than one train company operates on the route from Edinburgh to London, 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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