Edinburgh to London Kings Cross

Now you can travel between capitals for a lot less cash. So if you're canny, you can find a cheap train ticket from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross and back. And as you speed between the cultural centres of both countries, you can watch some of the finest scenery the country has to offer go flashing by. You'll arrive fresh as a daisy and safe in the knowledge that you have that wee bit extra spending money.

Upcoming direct journeys for Edinburgh to London Kings Cross

Thursday 23 September 2021

Live departures
Departs Destination Platform Status
19:36 London Kings Cross (KGX) 6
On time Buy Details Journey uses an LNER train

On time This service is scheduled to depart at 19:36

London North Eastern Railway from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross


Average travel time (4h 39m)

  • The equivalent of riding the London Eye nine full times, with nine minutes spare for queuing!
  • The equivalent of two ‘Changing of the Guard’ shifts and ceremonies at Buckingham Palace.
  • The equivalent of walking from Buckingham Palace to Tower Bridge and back again, twice!
  • The equivalent of seeing every part of the British Museum at a leisurely pace, including visiting the gift shop and cafe.

Distance (331 miles)

  • The equivalent of walking up and down Edinburgh’s Royal Mile 294 times.
  • The equivalent of walking around Arthur’s Seat loop trail 138 times
  • It's about one-seven-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Distance from Earth to the Moon

Book and travel with confidence

Book and travel with confidence.

  • There's no booking fees, ever!
  • We are maintaining increased cleaning in stations and onboard 
  • Our LNER app allows you to book contactless eTickets and stay up to date with your journey progress, in the palm of your hand.
  • Plans change and that's why our tickets can, too. All changes and refunds are fee-free until 31 December 2021. Find out more on our ticket changes and refunds page

Edinburgh to London Kings Cross

Average travel time
4h 30m

Edinburgh to London Kings Cross

331 miles

Edinburgh to London Kings Cross

First LNER train
Last LNER train

How many trains per day travel this route?

Approximately 21 trains per day.