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London To Edinburgh Train Journey Information

trainFareFirst train
05:45
trainFareLast train
23:50
trainFarePrice
From £9.9
trainFareFastest route
4h 20m

London To Edinburgh Train Times

Check out trains from London to Edinburgh today (Tuesday 31st January 2023) for using our timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
Tue 31 Jan, at 5:45
  1. 05:45
    4h 23m
    Arrow
    Direct
    10:08
    London Kings Cross
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
  2. 06:15
    4h 59m
    Arrow
    Direct
    11:14
    London Kings Cross
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
  3. 06:16
    6h 2m
    Arrow
    Direct
    12:18
    London Euston
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
  4. 07:00
    4h 20m
    Arrow
    Direct
    11:20
    London Kings Cross
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
  5. 07:30
    4h 42m
    Arrow
    Direct
    12:12
    London Kings Cross
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
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    London To Edinburgh Train FAQs

  • Q: 
    How long does it take to travel from London to Edinburgh by train?
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    Average journey time
    4h 59m
    Average journey time
    4h 59m
  • Q: 
    How much does the train from London to Edinburgh cost?
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    Train fares from
    £9.90
    Train fares from
    £9.90
  • Q: 
    What is the fastest journey from London to Edinburgh by train?
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    Fastest route
    4h 20m
    Fastest route
    4h 20m
  • Q: 
    What time does the last train from London to Edinburgh leave?
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    Last train
    23:50
    Last train
    23:50
  • Q: 
    When can I catch the first train from London to Edinburgh?
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    First train
    05:45
    First train
    05:45
  • Q: 
    How many trains a day are there from London to Edinburgh?
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    Trains per day
    48
    Trains per day
    48
  • Q: 
    Which train company operates London to Edinburgh?
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    Train operators
    Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, Caledonian Sleeper, Grand Central
    Train operators
    Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, Caledonian Sleeper, Grand Central

London To Edinburgh Train

Edinburgh is a famous cultural city in Britain and the capital of Scotland. It is located on the east coast of Scotland and built on a rocky cliff. The city of Edinburgh is not big. You can walk the whole city in two or three hours on foot. If you are used to a modern city full of skyscrapers, and then come to Edinburgh, you will find that the contrast is very big. Skyscrapers basically can’t be seen in Edinburgh, here are all some old buildings. The city of Edinburgh is small, with a population of only hundreds of thousands; however, the number of people who visit Edinburgh every year is many times the number of locals. Especially during the festival held in Edinburgh, the streets are full of tourists from all over the world, as many as millions.


London To Edinburgh Train Times Information

The average journey time between London and Edinburgh is 5 hours and 20 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 41 trains travelling from London to Edinburgh. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

Direct trains from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverley are operated by London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and run approximately every half hour, departing on the hour and 30m past. The fastest service takes around 4h 20m to reach Edinburgh. Alternatively, you can take a slower indirect service and change at York, taking around 5h 5m.


London To Edinburgh By First Class Train

Take a First Class train from London to Edinburgh and experience the best in luxury UK train travel. Whether travelling on the West Coastline (Avanti West Coast trains) or East Coastline (LNER), there are some key benefits you can look forward to that are generally similar for each train company.

Amenities include:

Bigger, comfier seats with tables allowing you to relax or work on the go

Fast, complimentary WiFi connections

Access to power sockets and USB sockets at every seat

Access to exclusive First Class lounges at London Euston (Avanti), London Kings Cross (LNER) and Edinburgh (LNER)

Complimentary food and drink, ranging from snacks to two-course meals depending on the service

So, while the price of the ticket may be higher, you can still get great value given back to you through the complimentary food (no packed lunches!), WiFi, and the added degree of comfort. What’s not to like? Don’t forget to book your First Class tickets in advance – you could save money by planning ahead!

When booking your train ticket, reserve a seat on the right-hand side of the train on the way to Edinburgh so you can enjoy the fantastic views available on this line.

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Book in advance
Book in advance
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If you’re looking for a return train journey, check out the train from Edinburgh to London. TrainPal can save you money by finding you cheap deals on train tickets from London to Edinburgh for your next vacation.
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Advance train tickets

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Anytime train tickets

With these flexible tickets, you can travel by any train anytime on the day your travel is booked.
1st Class train tickets

1st Class train tickets

Want to travel in comfort and style? Book First Class tickets to enjoy more space, extra legroom, comfortable seats, and many more perks!
GroupSave train tickets

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Off-peak and Super Off-peak train tickets

Off-peak and Super Off-peak train tickets

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Return train tickets

Return train tickets

Return train tickets are two-way tickets that are valid for both an outward and returning journey from the same destination. You can also choose an Open Return ticket, which doesn‘t make you choose a specific time or date to return to offer more flexibility.
Flexible train tickets

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