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London to Edinburgh

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

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How to go from London to Edinburgh ?

Trip London Edinburgh

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

Like many travellers, you're looking for the cheapest transport offers to travel from London to Edinburgh? In general, you browse several websites and spend hours without being sure that all transport solutions were considered.

On Vivanoda, a unique travel planner that compares and combines flights, trains, carpooling and buses to go to Edinburgh from London, you'll save time and money! Simply enter your travel date to Edinburgh and Vivanoda does the rest. Refine, filter, sort according to your travel preferences then select the London - Edinburgh offer that suits you best.

To reach your destination from London, you will travel with National Express, Blablacar, East Coast, Virgin Trains, FlyBE, CrossCountry, ScotRail or First TransPennine Express by buses, carpooling, trains or flights.

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

London to Edinburgh bus

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

You may still have doubts to get to Edinburgh by bus. That's why we give you some arguments that might convince you to board a bus to Edinburgh.

  • With very cheap prices, it is almost impossible for train or carpooling companies operating between London and Edinburgh to offer cheaper fares.
  • If ythe duration of the trip London and Edinburgh by coach may seem a little long, the night buses London Edinburgh are the solution for not wasting time and arrive at Edinburgh in the early morning.
  • The fleet of National Express or MegaBus coaches is new and, therefore, greener than carpooling. Since the London Edinburgh road has already been built for a long time, buses don't require any additional infrastructure that distorts the landscape.
  • During the trip London Edinburgh, no need to worry about the autonomy of your smartphone or computer: electrical outlets in your seat (and USB ports) will prevent you from battery failure.
  • The modern buses that operate the line London Edinburgh have toilets and comfortable reclining seats in order to make you travel in optimal conditions.

Coach companies on the London Edinburgh trip

Several bus companies serve the cities of London and Edinburgh with direct bus line: National Express and MegaBus.

National Express London EdinburghMegaBus London Edinburgh

Departure bus stations in London

Remember to arrive at the bus station in London at least 15 minutes, or even 30 minutes, before the posted departure time. To avoid catching the wrong bus, check in front where the destination 'Edinburgh' should be displayed. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • London Victoria Coach Station

Bus stops at arrival in Edinburgh

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

  • Edinburgh

Train London to Edinburgh

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

Indeed, the cities of Edinburgh and London are linked with a direct train connection. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Edinburgh and there may be fewer direct trains from London on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a London-Edinburgh train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train London Edinburgh

Intercity trains serve the most important cities along the London-Edinburgh route with an improved travel duration compared to regional trains.

Night train London Edinburgh

Night trains are a good opportunity to save a hotel night in Edinburgh since you can sleep whether in seat or a comfortable spleeping berth.

London Edinburgh train companies

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

Departure train stations in London

  • London Euston
  • London Kings Cross

Arrival train stations in Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Waverley

Cheap flights from London to Edinburgh

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

  • Book your London Edinburgh flight well in advance to get the best prices. This is one of the most important rule in airline industry: leisure travellers who are keen to pay less book early; business travelles are keen to pay more but book late.
  • Avoid weekends to fly to Edinburgh and be flexible. Fares are different whether the flight is scheduled early in the morning or late in the evening. It is thus recommended to have an important degree of flexibility.

Which airlines operate the London to Edinburgh flights ?

You can choose between 5 airlines to travel by plane on this route: FlyBE, Easyjet, Ryanair, Virgin Atlantic Airways or British Airways.
FlyBE London EdinburghEasyjet London EdinburghRyanair London EdinburghVirgin Atlantic Airways London EdinburghBritish Airways London Edinburgh

Departure airport in London

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

Arrival airport in Edinburgh

  • EDI Edinburgh

Carpool from London to Edinburgh

Ridesharing is a new way of travelling allowing people to share London-Edinburgh car journeys with others. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. So, you have more probabilities to find London-Edinburgh rides five days before your date of travel than three months. Good option for lastminute stay in Edinburgh!

When you book a ride between London Edinburgh, you'll set directly with the driver how he can pick you up. The payment is done on our partner's site; this avoids to talk about money with the driver.

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