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Journey information from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

  • Train Fares from: £26.50
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: 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. Virgin Trains East Coast 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 Virgin Trains East Coast 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
  • How long does it take to travel from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh by train?

    The average journey time between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh is . The fastest journey time is . On an average weekday, there are 23 trains per day travelling from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

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  • Are there direct trains from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh.

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  • What is the distance between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh?

    The distance between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh is 330 miles.

    Distance: 330 miles
  • What time is the first train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh?

    The first train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh departs at .

    What time is the last train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh?

    The last train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh departs at .

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    Sleeper services may be available on some trains. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Find journey information for Edinburgh to London Kings Cross

Did you know you could also travel from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh by bus? Find out more about that journey here.

How to find cheap train tickets from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

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*Average savings on all fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.**Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.