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Facts

Trains London <> Edinburgh  

Booking horizon  approx. 12 weeks
Duration 4h17
Distance  414 miles
Direct trains Yes
First train London 05h31
Last train London 23h50
First train Edinburgh 05h40
Last train Edinburgh 23h40
Trains per day 84
Train company Virgin Trains / Cross Country
Station London London Kings Cross
Station Edinburgh Edinburgh Waverley

Timetable

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The first train leaves at 05h40 from Edinburgh Waverley to London King's Cross, the last train leaves at 23h40. The journey time is 4 hours and 17 minutes between the two cities. Each day 84 trains run between Edinburgh and London. Here, at HappyRail, you can buy all cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to London!

Travel by Virgin

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Seat reservations are optional
  • At-seat catering is available 
  • Free wifi 

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Solo seats 
  • A seat reservation is included if you buy online 
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power sockets at all seats 
  • Free wifi 
  • Free meal 
  • Free drinks
  • Free newspaper

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Travel by Cross Country

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Seat reservations are optional
  • At-seat catering is available on most trains 
  • Free wifi 

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Solo seats 
  • Reservations are included if you buy your tickets online 
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power sockets at all seats 
  • Free wifi 
  • Drinks are included
  • A small meal is included

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London Kings Cross - Info

Railway Station London

"London Kings Cross" is one of the main stations in London and is the starting station for trains to York, Newcastle and Cambridge. 

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday - Friday 05:00 - 01:36
  • Saturday 05:00 - 00:36
  • Sunday 05:30 - 01:36

Facilities 

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Bicycle hire: There are Santander hire cycles available near this station. See Santander Bike Hire for further details.
  • First class lounge: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Left luggage:  Baggage Storage (Lockers). Situated on the main Concourse. Mon - Sun 07:00 - 23:00.
  • Parking: yes, http://www.trainstationparking.co.uk/

To the Big Ben: 

  • Underground: Victoria to Brixton, change at Green Park, Jubilee to Stratford, get off Westminster Station
  • Walking: 57 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 91 (recommended)
  • Taxi: 18 minutes

To London Waterloo: 

  • Underground: Victoria to Brixton, change at Oxford Circus, Bakerloo to Elephant & Castle 
  • Walking: 52 minutes
  • Bike: 22 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 59
  • Taxi: 22 minutes

To London St. Pancras: 

  • Walking: 2 minutes

To London Euston: 

  • Underground: Victoria to Brixton 
  • Walking: 15 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 91, 390, 10, 476
  • Taxi: 5 minutes

To London Victoria:

  • Underground: Victoria to Brixton 
  • Walking: 74 minutes
  • Bike: 27 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 390
  • Taxi: 26 minutes

To London Paddington: 

  • Underground: Hammersmith & City Line to Paddington 
  • Walking: 64 minutes
  • Bicycle: 29 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 205
  • Taxi: 20 minutes

To London Marylebone: 

  • Underground: Victoria to Brixton, change at Oxford Circus, Bakerloo Harrow & Wealdstone  
  • Walking: 50 minutes
  • Bike: 19 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 205 (recommended) 
  • Taxi: 16 minutes

To London Liverpool Street: 

  • Underground: Northern to Morden  
  • Walking: 50 minutes
  • Bike: 18 minutes, see Santander Bike Hire
  • Bus: Bus 205, 214
  • Taxi: 17 minutes

Finding your platform:
Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

London King's Cross - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near London King's Cross Train Station 

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
Cheap hotels near London St. Pancras - Trains to London

Studios2Let***

One of the few hotels near St Pancras with good ratings (8+) Opposite a small park, modern rooms. Apartment-style.       
Booking.com  •  Agoda  •  Trivago

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St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London*****

By far the best hotel in the area. The hotel forms a part of the St Pancras station. Very comfortable and convenient. Best pick if you have the budget...       
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Fairway Hotel**

3-minute walk from the station. Family run for over 50 years. 7+. Reasonable priced.     
Booking.com  •  Agoda  •  Trivago 

•  Find more cheap hotels:
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London King's Cross - Rental cars

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9 rental car companies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, Keddy, Sixt

Edinburgh Waverley - Info

Railway Station Edinburgh

Edinburgh Waverley is the name of the main station of Edinburgh.

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes

Operator(s)

Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday - Friday 05:00 - 23:59
  • Saturday 05:00 - 23:59
  • Sunday 07:00 - 23:59

Facilities 

  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, New Street: Long Stay, http://www.trainstationparking.co.uk/ 
  • First class Lounge: yes
  • Left luggage: Lockers located on Platform 19. Mon - Sun 07:00 - 23:00.

To the city centre

  • Walking: 15 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes
  • Tram: - 
  • Bus: 15 minutes 
  • Taxi: yes, www.traintaxi.co.uk 

Rent-a-bike: 

Bike & Go: Bikes available for public hire from the station concourse. Register online: www.scotrail.co.uk/bike-and-go

To the airport: 

  • 'Airlink 100' express shuttle bus, operated by Lothian Buses. For details: www.lothianbuses.com 

Finding your platform:
Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

Edinburgh Waverley - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Edinburgh Waverley Train Station

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
Cheap hotels near Edinburgh Waverley - Trains to Edinburgh Waverley

Motel One Edinburgh Royal***

5 minutes by foot from the train station and 300 meters from the castle. Modern, stylish - highly recommended. High ratings.  

Cheap hotels near Edinburgh Waverley - Trains to Edinburgh Waverley

The Scotsman****

Opposite the train station. Historical hotel, classic building. Luxury. Top 4-star hotel.     

Cheap hotels near Edinburgh Waverley - Trains to Edinburgh Waverley

The Balmoral*****

5-star castle hotel very near to the station.       

•  Find more cheap hotels:
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Edinburgh Waverley - Rental cars

Cheap rental cars at Edinburgh train station

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Rental Cars

4 rental car companies: Alamo, Enterprise, Europcar, Keddy