534 km
Departure station:
Kings Cross Local authority , London Borough of Camden, United Kingdom
Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London N1C 4QP, UK, London, United Kingdom
London NW1 2DU, UK, London, United Kingdom
20 Stainer St, London SE1 9RL, London, United Kingdom
Praed St, Paddington, London, London, United Kingdom
Melcombe Pl, Marylebone, London NW1 6JJ, London, United Kingdom
Victoria St, Victoria, London SW1E 5ND, London, United Kingdom
Arrival station:
Edinburgh EH1 1BB, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Brand name
Train type
Travel time
Price from
Avanti West Coast
Avanti West Coast
Train with 1 change
10 hrs 48 min
Train with 1 change
5 hrs 28 min
High-speed train
4 hrs 19 min

London to Edinburgh Train Route Overview

Planning to travel from London to Edinburgh? Experience Britain at its best and choose the most convenient option for your London - Edinburgh train journey. Direct high-speed trains run by Avanti West Coast depart from Kings Cross station in London and take you to the Central station in Edinburgh in about 4.5 hours reaching the maximum speed of 125 mph. There are up to 35 daily departures depending on the weekday. You can check the detailed London to Edinburgh train timetable and book rail tickets with Rail Ninja, curated route planning, expert advice & online booking platform for European trains.
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What is the best way to travel from London to Edinburgh?

Taking a train is always a great option. Fast and comfortable, this mode of transport is a great value for money and one of the most popular choices for a London - Edinburgh trip.

Is there a high-speed train from London to Edinburgh?

Actually, there are two high-speed trains to choose from. The first option is an InterCity-Express train operated by Avanti West Coast, it can take you between the capitals of England and Scotland in a matter of 5 and a half hours. The second option to consider is a high-speed train ran by LNER, it can cover the distance between the cities much faster, in about 4 hours 15 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Edinburgh to London?

Yes, both of the high-speed trains mentioned above can take you all the way to London. Another option to consider is a comfort night train, although keep in mind that its travel time is almost 8 hours.

Timetable & Train information

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Shortest travel time:
4 hrs 19 min
Longest travel time:
14 hrs 22 min
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