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Edinburgh (Waverley) to London Kings Cross by train

It takes an average of 5h 2m to travel from Edinburgh (Waverley) to London Kings Cross by train, over a distance of around 330 miles (531 km). There are normally 34 trains per day travelling from Edinburgh (Waverley) to London Kings Cross and tickets for this journey start from £27 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 0m
PriceFrom £27
Distance330 miles (531 km)
Frequency34 trains per day
First train04:40
Last train19:36
Departure stationEdinburgh (Waverley)
Arrival stationLondon Kings Cross
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsLondon North Eastern Railway

Edinburgh (Waverley) to London Kings Cross train times

Check out the next trains departing from Edinburgh (Waverley) to London Kings Cross for Friday 18th June 2021 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
11:30 On timeedinburgh (waverley)15:51 On timelondon kings crossPlat. 19 london north eastern railway Super Off PeakGet tickets4h 21m, direct
12:00 On timeedinburgh (waverley)16:41 On timelondon kings crossPlat. 6 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Super Off PeakGet tickets4h 41m, direct
12:30 On timeedinburgh (waverley)16:49 On timelondon kings crossPlat. 2 london north eastern railway Super Off PeakGet tickets4h 19m, direct
13:00 On timeedinburgh (waverley)17:41 On timelondon kings crossPlat. 6 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Super Off PeakGet tickets4h 41m, direct
13:05 On timeedinburgh (waverley)18:23 On timelondon kings crossPlat. 8 estimatedcrosscountry Super Off PeakGet tickets5h 18m, 1 change
14:00 On timeedinburgh (waverley)18:41 On timelondon kings crossPlat. 8 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Super Off PeakGet tickets4h 41m, direct
14:30 On timeedinburgh (waverley)18:49 On timelondon kings crossPlat. 6 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Super Off PeakGet tickets4h 19m, direct
15:00 On timeedinburgh (waverley)19:40 On timelondon kings crossPlat. 5 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Super Off PeakGet tickets4h 40m, direct
15:30 On timeedinburgh (waverley)19:54 On timelondon kings crossPlat. 2 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Super Off PeakGet tickets4h 24m, direct
16:00 On timeedinburgh (waverley)20:46 On timelondon kings crossPlat. 5 estimatedlondon north eastern railway Super Off PeakGet tickets4h 46m, direct

Edinburgh Waverley to London Kings Cross train times information

Direct trains depart from Edinburgh Waverley Station to London Kings Cross around twice an hour – usually on the hour and at every 30 minutes past – and are operated by London North Eastern Railway (LNER). The journey takes between 4h 30m and 5h, although can take just 4h on the fastest service. In 2019, LNER launched its high-speed Azuma trains service between Edinburgh and London, which uses technology from Japanese bullet trains to make the journey quicker and quieter

LNER trains offer hot and cold drinks and snacks during your journey via a trolley service and an onboard café/bar. You can also enjoy free WiFi on all LNER services and bring a bicycle on board for free, as long as you make a reservation for your bike. If you’re travelling in First Class on an LNER train, at-seat dining is available as well as a complimentary meal or light bite.

At the weekends, certain parts of the journey are provided by Avanti West Coast (formerly Virgin Trains) or Grand Central, both of which offer free WiFi as part of the standard array of services.

*Information correct at time of writing (August 2019). May be subject to change.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Edinburgh (Waverley) to London Kings Cross? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to London Kings Cross take?

The average journey time by train between Edinburgh (Waverley) and London Kings Cross is 5 hours and 2 minutes, with around 34 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Edinburgh (Waverley) and London Kings Cross by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to London Kings Cross is 4 hours and 0 minutes.

How much does the train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to London Kings Cross cost?

Train ticket prices from Edinburgh (Waverley) to London Kings Cross can start from as little as £27 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to London Kings Cross?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh (Waverley) to London Kings Cross without having to change trains. There are 34 direct trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to London Kings Cross each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to London Kings Cross leave?

The first train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to London Kings Cross leaves at 04:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to London Kings Cross leave?

The last train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to London Kings Cross leaves at 19:36. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Edinburgh (Waverley) and London Kings Cross by train?

Trains travelling from Edinburgh (Waverley) to London Kings Cross cover a distance of around 330 miles (531 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley). If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Edinburgh (Waverley) to London Kings Cross.

Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh (Waverley) to London Kings Cross

Train tickets from Edinburgh (Waverley) to London Kings Cross start at £27 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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