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.
The average journey time by train between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh (Waverley) is 5 hours and 17 minutes, with around 39 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.
The fastest journey time by train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley) is 4 hours and 10 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley) can start from as little as £23.90 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley) without having to change trains. There are 39 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.
The first train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 04:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 20:27. 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.
Trains travelling from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh (Waverley) cover a distance of around 330 miles (531 km) during the journey.
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