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London to Edinburgh Trains From £19.90

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Buy cheap train tickets from London to Edinburgh for just £19.90. Book in advance to secure the most affordable fare, instead of the average ticket price of £110.40. The train journey from London to Edinburgh typically takes approximately 4h 20m. You can expect a frequency of 46 trains available daily. For further information, please consult our Train Journey Planner and Train Timetable.

London to Edinburgh Train Prices and Times

To find the cheapest train tickets from London to Edinburgh, it is recommended to book in advance and avoid traveling during peak times. Compare train prices and times below for the best deals on rail fares.

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  1. 05:48
    London Kings Cross

    4h 20m

    Direct

    10:08
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Train C11448-1S91 is operated by Lumo. The speed of this train is 125km/h.
Days of operation: Mon–Fri

    C11448-1S91

    E-ticket

    From £19.90
  2. 06:15
    London Kings Cross

    4h 59m

    Direct

    11:14
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Train C28828-1S04 is operated by LNER. The speed of this train is 125km/h.
Days of operation: Mon–Fri

    C28828-1S04

    E-ticket

    From £22.50
  3. 06:16
    London Euston

    6h 3m

    Direct

    12:19
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Train C88501-9S44 is operated by Avanti West Coast. The speed of this train is 125km/h.
Days of operation: Mon–Fri

    C88501-9S44

    E-ticket

    From £33.00
  4. 07:00
    London Kings Cross

    4h 20m

    Direct

    11:20
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Train C28871-1S05 is operated by LNER. The speed of this train is 125km/h.
Days of operation: TueWed

    C28871-1S05

    E-ticket

    From £22.50
  5. 07:30
    London Kings Cross

    4h 44m

    Direct

    12:14
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Train C28834-1S06 is operated by LNER. The speed of this train is 125km/h.
Days of operation: Mon–Fri

    C28834-1S06

    E-ticket

    From £22.50
  6. 08:00
    London Kings Cross

    4h 23m

    Direct

    12:23
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Train C28857-1S07 is operated by LNER. The speed of this train is 125km/h.
Days of operation: Mon–Fri

    C28857-1S07

    E-ticket

    From £22.50
  7. 08:27
    London Kings Cross

    4h 37m

    No direct

    13:04
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Train C13381-1N90 is operated by Grand Central. The speed of this train is 125km/h.
Days of operation: Mon–FriTrain G25091-1S35 is operated by CrossCountry. The speed of this train is 125km/h.
Days of operation: Mon–Fri

    E-ticket

    From £199.60
  8. 08:30
    London Kings Cross

    4h 42m

    Direct

    13:12
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Train C28846-1S08 is operated by LNER. The speed of this train is 125km/h.
Days of operation: Mon–Fri

    C28846-1S08

    E-ticket

    From £22.50
  9. 08:40
    London Euston

    5h 39m

    Direct

    14:19
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Train C88504-9S54 is operated by Avanti West Coast. The speed of this train is 125km/h.
Days of operation: Mon–Fri

    C88504-9S54

    E-ticket

    From £33.00
  10. 09:00
    London Kings Cross

    4h 21m

    Direct

    13:21
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Train C28845-1S09 is operated by LNER. The speed of this train is 125km/h.
Days of operation: Mon–Fri

    C28845-1S09

    E-ticket

    From £22.50
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    London to Edinburgh Train Route Details

    The London to Edinburgh train ticket is £19.90. The average travel time is 4h 20m, covering a distance of approximately 535 miles. There are usually 46 daily trains provided by TransPennine Express. To plan your train journey in advance, please refer to our train route table.

    First train
    05:48
    Last train
    23:45
    Departure station
    London
    Arrival station
    Edinburgh
    Journey time
    4h 20m
    Distance
    535 miles
    Price
    £19.90
    Train Operators
    TransPennine Express

    Choose London to Edinburgh Train Ticket Types

    Find the train ticket type that best suits your travels from London to Edinburgh. Discover more about these ticket types and how they can help you save in our guides below.

    Off-Peak & Super-Off Peak train tickets

    Off-Peak & Super-Off Peak train tickets

    Off-Peak tickets are cheaper and more flexible, allowing for travel during less busy times. Super Off-Peak tickets are even cheaper and are perfect for less conventional schedules.

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    Return train tickets

    Return train tickets

    Valid for both an outward and return journey from the same destination on your chosen route.

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    Advance train tickets

    Advance train tickets

    Typically the most cost-effective option for train travel. They are usually available for purchase 12 weeks before the travel date.

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    Season train tickets

    Season train tickets

    Season tickets allow unlimited travel between two stations and can save you more than 1/3 on train fares.

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    Save 1/3 on London to Edinburgh Trains with Railcards

    Railcards offering up to 1/3 off London to Edinburgh train fares for eligible passengers. There are Student Railcards for young people, Senior Railcard for seniors, check below to find the railcard type that suits you best.

    TypeDiscount
    16-25 Railcard1/3 OFFFrom £110.40 Save £36.43
    26-30 Railcard1/3 OFFFrom £110.40 Save £36.43
    Two Together Railcard1/3 OFFFrom £110.40 Save £36.43
    Senior Railcard1/3 OFFFrom £110.40 Save £36.43

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    Book in Advance

    Book in Advance

    Advanced train tickets are typically the most cost-effective option for train travel. They are usually available for purchase 12 weeks before the travel date.

    Group Travel

    Group Travel

    Get a 1/3 discount on Off-Peak tickets through GroupSave if you are travelling with a group of 3 to 9 adults.

    Season Tickets

    Season Tickets

    A weekly or monthly train pass which includes unlimited travel between two stations. It could help you save more than 1/3 on train fares.

    Flexi Travel

    Flexi Travel

    8 days of unlimited travel between two stations within a 28-day period.

    London to Edinburgh train FAQs

    • When is the first train from London to Edinburgh?

      The first train from London to Edinburgh is at 05:48.
    • Are there direct trains from London to Edinburgh?

      No, there is no direct train from London to Edinburgh, and passengers would need to make 2 changes during the journey.
    • How long is the train journey from London to Edinburgh ?

      The train journey from London to Edinburgh typically takes an average of 5h 8m, with the fastest journey duration being around 4h 20m.
    • How much is a train from London to Edinburgh ?

      The cost of a train from London to Edinburgh can vary, with the cheapest fare typically starting at £19.90 and the average price being around £110.40.
    • What times are off-peak trains from London to Edinburgh ?

      In general, the off-peak period typically starts after 09:30 and excludes the evening rush hours of 15:30–18:15 for travel to and from major cities. The specific times may differ depending on the route and train company, but generally, you can expect off-peak times to fall outside the usual commuting hours. For Transport for London, off-peak times are observed on weekdays from the first service until 06:30, from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.

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