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Direct trains from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh run approximately every half hour and are provided by East Coast. The journey lasts approximately four and a half hours. Alternatively, travellers from London Euston may take Virgin Trains to Edinburgh every two hours at 9:30, 11:30, 13:30, etc. and change at Preston. This trip takes closer to five hours.
Passengers may arrange space in advance for bicycles and pets on East Coast trains. Food is available on board at the restaurant or café bar and at-seat dining is reserved for first class travellers. Additionally, free Wi-Fi is provided.
If you are taking Virgin Trains, you can take advantage of power outlets, Wi-Fi and a café bar serving sandwiches, snacks and drinks.*Information correct at time of writing (March 2011). May be subject to change