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Distance to city centre
Distance to city centre
If you’re travelling by train from Edinburgh to London, your journey will indeed pass through one of the most scenic areas in the UK, starting right from when you leave Edinburgh Waverley Station and pass through some of Edinburgh’s picturesque old town. The city’s extinct volcano, Arthur’s Seat, and surrounding hills are visible in the distance. Additionally, look out to see some examples of the city’s architecture that gave it its nickname, Athens of the North. The train from Edinburgh to London passes along the east coast of the UK. After leaving Edinburgh, you’ll pass through pretty countryside including flat meadows and green fields, some old manors and farms, and then the route runs parallel to the sea from Berwick-upon-Tweed. This is an old city whose walls were built to keep out the invading Scotsmen. Depending on the train service, you may pass through York, another scenic city, and then Newcastle. Look out for the Angel of the North nearby, sometimes visible on a clear day. For those of you going by rail from Edinburgh to London, you’re guaranteed a journey with great views all along the route. Even pulling into London, you can sometimes spot landmarks such as the Arsenal Emirates Stadium.
For travellers with tickets from Edinburgh Waverley to London Kings Cross, you’ll depart from Edinburgh’s main station. It offers lots of services, including places to eat and drink, luggage storage and disabled/mobility assistance. The station has everything from cash points and showers to a chemist and newsagents. Dining and drinking options include coffee bars, fast food and sandwich shops. For luggage storage, head to Platform 2 by Calton Road; there’s an agent open from morning to evening, daily. Trolleys are also on site, if you have heavy bags, and for anyone with disabilities or limited mobility, all entrances to the station have step-free access with connecting lifts. The ticket offices have induction loops for anyone hard of hearing, and there are several staff members trained as Level 1 guide communicators for the deafblind. Travel assistance is best booked beforehand, if possible, but if you need help at the station, speak to staff or go to the LNER desk, opposite Platform 4. Wheelchairs are available, as well as a mobility vehicle. If you have some time before your trip, you can enjoy the setting of the station, located next to Princes Street Gardens, with Edinburgh’s impressive old town and castle as the backdrop.
If you’ve purchased train tickets from Edinburgh to London, you will not need to carry a passport with you. The reason being both cities are in the UK. momondo always advises, however, you carry a form of ID with you whilst travelling, for example, from Edinburgh to London. This can be a driving licence or other relevant document.
For passengers arriving from Edinburgh to London, you’ll arrive in one of London’s most central stations, London Kings Cross. It’s ideally located to quickly reach the city centre either on foot, by Underground, taxi, bus or Uber. There are several taxi ranks outside the station; follow signs for these from whichever platform you embark at. The Underground at the station links six tube lines: the Circle, Northern, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Victoria. There are also bus stops within a short walking distance, covering most parts of London. Kings Cross is within walking distance of London’s theatre district as well as museums including the British Museum and Wellcome Collection. Ridesharing apps such as Uber can also be used to get around from the station. However, it should be noted that Ubers cannot always stop right outside Kings Cross, so you may have to walk a distance to reach your ride at a suitable pick-up point.
A ticket from Edinburgh to London for this week starts from £46 one-way.
4h 00m is the fastest available option to arrive in London from Edinburgh by train. The time it takes to travel between these two locations can vary by up to 0h 26m, depending on whether your train has stops or different departure times. Look into AccesRail, they have one of the quickest options available.
There is a train travelling between Edinburgh and London which is Lumo and currently our only available option.. The cheapest Lumo is what we have recently available with prices starting at £139 for a return ticket.
The quickest way is to book a flight from Edinburgh to London, which can be as quick as 1h 15m onboard easyJet. You can also get a train from Edinburgh to London, or a bus from Edinburgh to London which can take you longer to arrive at your destination.
Planning to book a bus from Edinburgh to London can be a safe bet when looking for a low-cost deal to your destination. Currently, a flight and a train are priced higher than the cost of a bus. You can search prices for a flight from Edinburgh starting at £45 to London or a train from Edinburgh to London starting at £138 if that is your preferred method of transportation.
While London is 332.0 mi away from Edinburgh Turnhouse, the distance by train is longer depending on the route. In terms of time, a normal route is around 4h 00m.