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London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train

It takes an average of 4h 56m to travel from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train, over a distance of around 330 miles (531 km). There are normally 29 trains per day travelling from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley) and tickets for this journey start from £27 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 16m
PriceFrom £27
Distance330 miles (531 km)
Frequency29 trains per day
First train05:15
Last train19:30
Departure stationLondon Kings Cross
Arrival stationEdinburgh (Waverley)
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsLondon North Eastern Railway

London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley) train times

Check out the next trains departing from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley) for Tuesday 29th 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.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:30 17:15 4h 45m, direct
13:00 17:22 4h 22m, direct
13:30 18:14 4h 44m, direct
14:00 18:23 4h 23m, direct
14:30 19:16 4h 46m, direct
15:00 19:29 4h 29m, direct
15:30 20:12 4h 42m, direct
16:00 20:21 4h 21m, direct
16:30 21:13 4h 43m, direct
17:00 21:20 4h 20m, direct

London Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverley train times information

There are departures around every thirty minutes for travellers making the trip from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverly. Travel times range from between four and a half to five hours depending on the route and the number of changes required. London North Eastern Railway (LNER) run the bulk of the services between these two cities, with providers such as Grand Central and CrossCountry operating certain legs of the trip on indirect journeys.

Wireless internet connections are available free of charge to first class travellers on London North Eastern Railway (LNER) services and for a fee to standard fare customers. There is a restaurant car onboard, while first class travellers can enjoy complimentary refreshments. An at-seat trolley service is available for all passengers.

Grand Central offers free Wi-Fi and spacious seating for all passengers and beverages and light refreshments are available on longer CrossCountry journeys.

*Information correct at time of writing (March 2011). May be subject to change

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley)? 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 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley) take?

The average journey time by train between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh (Waverley) is 4 hours and 56 minutes, with around 29 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 London Kings Cross and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley) is 4 hours and 16 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley) 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 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley)?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley) without having to change trains. There are 29 direct trains from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley) each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 05:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 19:30. 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 London Kings Cross and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

Trains travelling from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley) 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 Edinburgh (Waverley) to London Kings Cross. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley).

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

Train tickets from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley) 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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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley) is right for you.

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