London Calling! Swap From One Capital to Another
The fastest way to travel from Edinburgh to London is to fly. There are several airlines that operate direct flights between the two cities with journey of around three and a half hours. The next best transport is the comfort of board British train. London is a bustling Metropolis with many popular attractions or sights to explore starting from Buckingham Palace to the Tower of London, the London Eye to Big Ben etc. There is so much to see in London, and there are so many trains that help you visit the most popular tourist destination in UK. Trains are the relaxing way of travel between these cities. And as you travel between the cultural centres of both countries, you can watch some of the finest scenery the country has to offer and also views of the Northumberland coast, which is lovely.
|Train Provider||From Edinburgh||To London||Date||Fare||Duration|
|08:30||12:48||15 November 2018||£70.50||4 Hr 18 Min|
|08:00||12:39||15 November 2018||£141.90||4 Hr 39 Min|
|06:56||11:39||15 November 2018||£141.90||4 Hr 43 Min|
|09:00||13:39||15 November 2018||£141.90||4 Hr 39 Min|
|07:30||11:49||15 November 2018||£141.90||4 Hr 19 Min|
|06:26||10:48||15 November 2018||£159.50||4 Hr 22 Min|
Edinburgh to London by Train
Trains from Edinburgh to London runs at frequency of twice per hour. The journey of train from Edinburgh to London lasts approx. five hours. The journey time may be longer on weekends or public holidays because of fewer services of trains during those days. All trains from Edinburgh to London arrive at London King Cross station or London Euston station. Both these stations are located in central London and not too far from each other. The station has large number of connections to local transport as well as additional national and international rail services. There are around 36 trains per day travelling from Edinburgh to London every day. The main station of Scotland’s Capital i.e. Edinburgh Waverly station has strong rail connection to London. Edinburgh Waverly station in centrally located within easy reach to city’s main shopping district and a walking distance to city’s main attractions like Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill. Getting to the station is easy through the local transport as large number of local buses stop near the station close to Princess Street and North Bridge.
Edinburgh London trains starts early in the morning and continue early in the evening with last train departing at 00:33. No sleeper services are available on this route. There are usually direct trains from Edinburgh to London that is mainly operated by East Coast Trains. Grand Central, CrossCountry and Virgin Trains offer indirect routes on Edinburgh London train. Indirect trains from Edinburgh to London may require a change at stations like Wolverhampton. Train operators:
Advance Booking May Help Travel Between The Capitals for Lot Less
Now you can travel between capitals for a lot less if you find a cheap train ticket from Edinburgh to London and back. Both flying and the train can be cheap if booked in advance. The train tickets booked around twelve weeks in advance comes out to be cheaper because the train operators release the cheapest tickets then. Most travellers book their Edinburgh to London train tickets one day in advance of the travel date. Based on GoEuro’s travel data, Edinburgh London train tickets are 16% cheaper if booked a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station. And, Edinburgh to London train tickets are almost decreases the further they are booked i.e. if booked one month is advance train costs are 33% cheaper. There are various types of train fares to suit the different needs of travellers i.e. ‘peak times fares’ or ‘off-peak time fares’. Off-peak fares are cheaper tickets for travelling on trains that are less busy.
|Newcastle||London||£158.5||3 Hr 33 Min|
|Leicester||London||£73.0||1 Hr 48 Min|
|Birmingham||London||£74.0||2 Hr 28 Min|
|Southampton||London||£45.6||1 Hr 59 Min|
|Swansea||London||£70.9||3 Hr 38 Min|
|Nottingham||London||£74.5||1 Hr 59 Min|
|Oxford||London||£35.6||1 Hr 58 Min|
|Aberdeen||London||£168.1||7 Hr 36 Min|
|Liverpool||London||£148.0||2 Hr 55 Min|
|Edinburgh||London||£70.5||4 Hr 18 Min|
|Glasgow||London||£141.5||5 Hr 48 Min|
|Portsmouth||London||£32.4||2 Hr 11 Min|
|Bristol||London||£108.7||1 Hr 57 Min|
|Brighton||London||£33.1||1 Hr 26 Min|
|Hull||London||£115.0||2 Hr 49 Min|
|Leeds||London||£131.5||2 Hr 26 Min|
|York||London||£86.9||1 Hr 53 Min|
|Bradford||London||£89.6||3 Hr 14 Min|
|Sunderland||London||£93.2||3 Hr 29 Min|
|Winchester||London||£39.3||1 Hr 38 Min|
|Wolverhampton||London||£94.0||2 Hr 8 Min|
|Manchester||London||£216.0||2 Hr 26 Min|
Buses – Cheapest Way to Travel From Edinburgh to London
Buses are the cheapest and the most leisurely way to travel from Edinburgh to London. Edinburgh to London bus departs from Edinburgh Elder Street bus station and reaches London Victoria Coach station or Sutton station in about 9½ hours. Victoria Coach Station is located on Buckingham Palace road from where you can visit some of the capital’s most iconic sights including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. The famous West end is also within easy reach where you can find popular museums and galleries such as the National Gallery and The Royal Academy of Arts.
There are around 8 buses that travel from Edinburgh to London daily with the first one departing in morning hours. All the buses from Edinburgh to London are operated by National Express. Travelling from Edinburgh to London by bus is cheaper than taking a flight.