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Edinburgh to London

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1 suggested route to go from Edinburgh to London by flight, train, car, bus

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How to go from Edinburgh to London ?

Trip Edinburgh London

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance332 mi
Direct lineYes

Like many travellers, you're looking for the cheapest transport offers to travel from Edinburgh to London? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

Thanks to your multimodal search engine Vivanoda, you'll find on the same site all fares for buses, carpooling, trains and flights to get to London. Fill in the date of your trip to London and Vivanoda will display all the transport offers. Refine, filter, sort according to your travel preferences then select the Edinburgh - London offer that suits you best.

To reach your destination from Edinburgh, you will travel with CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, East Coast, First TransPennine Express, British Airways, MegaBus, Blablacar or National Express by buses, carpooling, trains or flights.

If you have any preferences for a particular mode of transport, get more information on these sections:

Edinburgh to London bus

If you are looking for a bus service from Edinburgh to London, you're lucky because there actually is a direct service.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Edinburgh and London and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. To encourage you to take the bus to London, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • With very cheap prices, it is almost impossible for train or carpooling companies operating between Edinburgh and London to offer cheaper fares.
  • If ythe duration of the trip Edinburgh and London by coach may seem a little long, the night buses Edinburgh London are the solution for not wasting time and arrive at London in the early morning.
  • It is more environmentally friendly to travel on a modern bus than to carpool. In addition, the road Edinburgh London is shared by other vehicles and no additional infrastructure is needed to run a bus.
  • During the summer, forget the heat wave thanks to the air-conditioning almost all of the Edinburgh London coaches are equipped with.
  • The recent coaches with which you will travel from Edinburgh to London are equipped with onboard toilets as well as comfortable reclining seats to make you travel in the best conditions.

Which coach companies to travel between Edinburgh and London?

The coach route Edinburgh London is operated without changes by the bus companies MegaBus and National Express.

MegaBus Edinburgh LondonNational Express Edinburgh London

Departure bus stations in Edinburgh

It is recommended that you arrive at the Edinburgh bus station between 15 and 30 minutes before the departure time, depending on the coach company. The name of the destination 'London' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Then, all you have to do is to validate your ticket with the driver of National Express or MegaBus, to deposit your luggage in the trunk and to find your seat.

  • Edinburgh

Bus stops at arrival in London

Once the bus has arrived at London, check and collect your belongings so as not to forget anything.

  • London Victoria Coach Station

Train Edinburgh to London

Is it possible to go directly by train from Edinburgh to London?

Indeed, the cities of London and Edinburgh are linked with a direct train connection. Be aware that depending the day of the week, the schedule can change and direct trains may not operate every days. To find the cheapest Edinburgh-London train ticket, we advise you to launch a search on Vivanoda with your travel dates.

Intercity train Edinburgh London

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Edinburgh and London with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Night train Edinburgh London

Instead of arriving in London at night and pay a hotel room, prefer departing Edinburgh in the evenning with the comfort of a sleeper train equipped with berths.

Edinburgh London train companies

The train company that operates this journey is East Coast.
East Coast Edinburgh London

Railway stations from Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Waverley

Arrival train stations in London

  • London St Pancras
  • London Kings Cross
  • Stansted Airport
  • London Euston
  • London Marylebone

Cheap flights from Edinburgh to London

Here's a few tips that can be useful to help you get the best deals to fly from Edinburgh to London:

  • It is highly recommended to book your Edinburgh London flight several weeks (or even months) in advance. Most of the time, this is the number one yield management rule: cheapest price are available long time before departure (this targets leisure customers who are used to booking early).
  • Avoid weekends to fly to London and be flexible. Prices vary along the time depending many factors including the date and time of travel. So you'd better be able to have a 2- or 3-day flexibility to book your trip.

Which airlines operate the Edinburgh to London flights ?

Easyjet, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Ryanair, British Airways and FlyBE are the 5 airlines to serve the air route Edinburgh London in direct flight.
Easyjet Edinburgh LondonVirgin Atlantic Airways Edinburgh LondonRyanair Edinburgh LondonBritish Airways Edinburgh LondonFlyBE Edinburgh London

Departure airport in Edinburgh

  • EDI Edinburgh

Destination airport in London

  • LGW Gatwick
  • LHR Heathrow
  • STN Stansted
  • LCY London City

Carpool from Edinburgh to London

Ridesharing is a new way of travelling allowing people to share Edinburgh-London car journeys with others. Instead of driving alone the car from Edinburgh to London, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. So, you surely have better chances to get Edinburgh-London rides searching three days in advance than one month. Good option for lastminute stay in London!

When you are about to book a Edinburgh-London ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). The payment is done on our partner's site; this avoids to talk about money with the driver.

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