Travel from Edinburgh to London

We need to travel from Edinburgh to London around June 15-16. Would you recommend train, bus or plane? Thanks.

Posted by gone
2081 posts

hi, it will depend on whats important to you. I took the train from Waverly Station to Kings-X and it took me 4 hours. I believe it was a somewhat express train with 1 stop somewhere. you may want to say what is important to you, time, $$$ or ? just so you know, trains put you in town to in town. if you fly, you will need to get transportation back into town. Not a problem tho, but adds more time. happy trails.

Posted by Ken
Vernon, Canada
21055 posts

Josey, Travel by train will be the quickest and the cheapest method, especially if you pre-book your ticket. You might want to have a look at the excellent website for more information. Travel via East Coast Rail from Edinburgh Waverley to London King's Cross is a very pleasant trip. Happy travels!

Posted by Kevin
near Ringwood, Hampshire, UK
521 posts

I've just looked on the National Rail website and I can see Advance tickets from £39.50 (the 07.30 and 10.30 departures on Saturday 15 June). That kind of ticket can only be used on one specific train that you have booked, so if you need a more flexible fare for any train that day it is going to cost £125.70. Those cheap fares will sell out, so book soon if you wish to travel by train. See

Posted by Keith
United Kingdom
861 posts

Cheapest will be the bus, if you book early you can get a ticket for 10 pounds, but do you really want to spend around 10 hours on a coach? I would use the train. Flying would be a hassle for such a short journey.