London to Edinburgh Train

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London To Edinburgh Train Journey Information

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  • Trains per day
    Around 36
  • Changes
  • Average journey time
    6h 51m
  • Fastest route
    4h 21m
  • Train operators
    Avanti West Coast, Grand Central Railway, CrossCountry, London North Eastern Railway, Northern, Transpennine Express, Scotrail, East Midlands Railway

    London To Edinburgh Train FAQs

  • How long does it take to travel from London to Edinburgh by train?
    It takes around 6 hours 51 minutes by train from London to Edinburgh. Bear in mind that the journey time may be a little longer on weekends and holidays.
    Average journey time
    6h 51m
  • How much does the train from London to Edinburgh cost?
    Train tickets from London to Edinburgh cost as little as £43.00 if you book in advance, and the train fares are often higher when purchased on the day. Ticket prices also vary depending on the time of day, route, and class you book.
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  • What is the fastest journey from London to Edinburgh by train?
    The fastest train will get you from London to Edinburgh in 4 hours 21 minutes. The slowest service is the late-evening departure which takes nearly 16 hours0 travelling at a slower pace throughout the journey.
    Fastest route
    4h 21m
  • What time does the last train from London to Edinburgh leave?
    The last train from London to Edinburgh departs at 08:43. Don’t miss it!
    Last train
  • When can I catch the first train from London to Edinburgh?
    The first train leaves London at 13:18. Book in advance to save yourself some time in the morning.
    First train
  • How many trains a day are there from London to Edinburgh?
    On an average weekday, around 36 trains travel from London to Edinburgh. The first train departs London Kings Cross some time after 13:18 with departures continuing at intervals, until 08:43.
    Trains per day
  • 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 20 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 41 trains traveling 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 traveling 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.

    If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Edinburgh to London.

    For more money-saving tips on the UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide. Find out more about tickets on Trainpal.

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