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London to Edinburgh train: The distance from London to Edinburgh, often known as Scotland’s cultural capital, is around 403 miles. Trains on this route reach a maximum speed of 125 mph, and the route is beautiful too. Most of the trains depart from the famous King's Cross Railway Station, which is especially convenient if you’re in London Zone 1. There is no security or passport check required, so you don’t need to arrive as early as you would for a flight. You’ll reach Edinburgh in about 4.5 hours. Check the train tickets now.

You can book train tickets in advance online, from various different railway companies, for different time periods and at different prices. A good price about train fare is about £30. If you buy your train tickets online in advance, you can collect the train tickets at the self-service machines at the London rail station; you just need your card number (of the card you used to book the train tickets) and your booking reference number.

About Edinburgh

First named as ‘Castle Rock’, Edinburgh Castle is the foundation for the town, built on a mountain of volcanic rock. Originally its site was perfect for a fortress – safe and guarded. Now, it’s a great place for a panoramic view of the surrounding city, coast and countryside. Since its construction in the early 12th century, Edinburgh Castle has become an important symbol of Scotland and a popular tourist destination. Find trains to Edinburgh.

The Royal Mile, which connects Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, is the one of Edinburgh’s most famous spots. If you’re lucky, you might spot a Scotsman sporting the traditional kilt. Many of Edinburgh's main tourist attractions are on this avenue connected by four streets; Princes Street is the best choice for shopping. Book tickets to Edinburgh for a train trip.

The University of Edinburgh, which is more than 400 years old, is one of the oldest and most famous universities in the UK. It has some notable alumni, from Darwin to the great poet Scott, Maxwell, the father of electromagnetism and Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of Sherlock Holmes. The author of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, also famously lived and studied here, reportedly completing much of her earlier work in the Elephant House cafe. In 2015, Edinburgh University ranked 17th in the world league tables.

Edinburgh is known as the City of Festivals, and Scotland's biggest festival is the Edinburgh International Festival in August each year. You can also catch the Edinburgh International Jazz and Blue Festival (usually in July), the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August, and, of course, the Edinburgh Fringe. Check the train tickets now..