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Getting from Edinburgh to London by train

Explore the famous sights of London, including Big Ben, the London Eye, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. Travel from Edinburgh with ease and arrive comfortable and refreshed.

With regular departures from Edinburgh to London Euston, you’ll be indulging in London’s delicious food and drink in no time.

You can get from Edinburgh to London in just 5 hours 4 minutes. Some trains may involve additional changes. With stops typically including Darlington and Doncaster, you’ll be sweeping by Darlington’s Raby Castle and Brodsworth Hall and Gardens along the way. In the run-up to Christmas, why not stop off and enjoy Darlington’s famous Christmas market?

Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to London

There are plenty of ways to save on your journey to London, we’ve highlighted three of the best below:

  • Book in advance. Advance tickets go on sale before the travel date and the earlier you book, the cheaper you can travel. You can set up a ticket alert and we’ll email you when the tickets are available to book.
  • Railcards are another way to make big savings on train travel. If you have a railcard you can save up to a third on your travel. We would recommend signing up for one if you travel a few times or more in a year.
  • External booking companies always charge a booking fee, this is something you don’t need to worry about when you book directly with Avanti West Coast. We also have a price promise: if you see a cheaper price for the same train ticket, we’ll refund you the difference.

Travelling from Edinburgh?

It has never been easier to travel from Edinburgh to London. With buses and trains running frequently to Edinburgh Waverley station, you’ll soon be aboard your Avanti West Coast train and stepping out into buzzing London in just 5 hours 4 minutes. Although some trains may involve a change at London Kings Cross, direct trains are available.

Before you step out on your journey to London, why not explore Edinburgh some more? Home to the famous Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum of Scotland and Harry Potter-related scenery, there’s more than enough to see and do. Before your travels, you can grab a coffee at the station’s Caffe Nero or Costa, or pick up a book for the journey in WHSmith.

For a little extra relaxation, why not upgrade your ticket and travel First Class? Sit back, relax and enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks during your journey, as well as a bigger seat, guaranteed table and power outlet to ensure you’re fully charged for the city.

Step out in London and get ready to explore one of the world’s greatest cosmopolitan cities. With an incredible array of museums, shops, restaurants and entertainment, you’ll never be stuck for something to do. Just moments away you’ll find the Wellcome Collection and the British Library, both of which are free to visit and worth a look.

Travelling to London?

We like to make travelling to London from Edinburgh as easy as possible. As one of the world’s most fascinating cities, London is home to modern architectural marvels such as the Shard, the historic Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. With so much to see and do, you may want to amend your ticket to spend a little longer in this thriving city.

During your trip, we recommend stopping for a bite to eat and a cocktail or two at London’s Sketch, or seeing the sights from the city’s 360-degree view London Eye.

It’s said that the best time to visit London is between April and June and September to October, when the weather is mild and there are fewer crowds.

Our London train service runs regularly across weekdays and weekends with the first train leaving for London at 05:40 and the last train running at 23:45, so you can find a departure time to suit you.

First Class service

Class on Avanti West Coast means a wider seat, more legroom, a guaranteed table and socket, plus complimentary snacks and drinks as you travel between Edinburgh and London. You can also take advantage of free WiFi, perfect for streaming some entertainment or reading an online newspaper. Find out about First Class

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