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There are 11 ways to get from Edinburgh to London by train, bus, 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  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross

£30 - £270

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Rideshare  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to London 380.7 miles

£25 - £50

9 alternative options

Bus  •  9h 20m

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

£45 - £65

Drive  •  6h 50m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to London King's Cross 381 miles

£60 - £95

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow  •  3h 14m

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

£59 - £191

Fly Edinburgh to London City  •  3h 23m

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

£48 - £171

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick, train  •  3h 37m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Gatwick (LGW) EDI - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£44 - £134

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, train  •  3h 48m

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

£43 - £128

Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted  •  3h 46m

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

£32 - £118

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

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

£75 - £247

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train  •  4h 15m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to London Euston

£67 - £221

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to London is to rideshare which costs £25 - £50 and takes 7h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to London is to fly which costs £55 - £200 and takes 3h 14m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at London Kings Cross. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 17m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and London is 334 miles. The road distance is 381 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to London without a car is to train which takes 4h 17m and costs £30 - £270.

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The train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross takes 4h 17m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Edinburgh to London bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to London train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to London is to train which takes 4h 17m and costs £30 - £270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £65 and takes 9h 20m, you could also fly, which costs £55 - £200 and takes 3h 14m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to London.
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  • Distance: 333.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 17m

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

LNER operates a train from Edinburgh to London King's Cross hourly. Tickets cost £30 - £45 and the journey takes 4h 17m. Virgin West Coast Trains also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria twice daily. Tickets cost £45 - £65 and the journey takes 9h 20m. Blablabus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £260
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £300
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from Glasgow to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £420
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £700
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £240
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £250
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £250
Flights from Glasgow to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £430
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £230
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£21 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£21 - £140
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £700
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Euston
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£170 - £270
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£100 - £160
Anytime Day Single
£170 - £270
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£45 - £75
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £75
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
Thameslink
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Off-Peak Single
£10 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Single
£15 - £22
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £14
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 Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£45 - £65
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National Express
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Edinburgh to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
Blablabus
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 Edinburgh to London
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£25 - £50
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Edinburgh to London bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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Edinburgh to London train services, operated by LNER, arrive at London Kings Cross station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to London is 381 miles. It takes approximately 6h 50m to drive from Edinburgh to London.

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Flybe and British Airways offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 6973+ hotels available in London. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Edinburgh and London. 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 Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 31m and costs £1 - £6.

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