London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

Buying a train ticket from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh takes you between the thriving capital of England to the resurgent capital of Scotland, passing through some of the UK’s finest countryside and most dynamic cities on the way. For such a long journey, finding a cheap ticket from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh can make a substantial saving. That’s why we offer such a wide variety of deals for passengers making the trip, helping to make sure your journey gets off to the best possible start.

Upcoming direct journeys for London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

Friday 12 August 2022

Disruption between Newcastle and Morpeth due to a speed restriction of the track. More details can be found in Latest Travel News.

A number of incidents today means trains on the Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express network today may be delayed or revised. More details can be found in Latest Travel News.

A points failure at Hitchin is causing major disruption to trains between London Kings Cross and Peterborough. More details can be found in Latest Travel News.

Live departures
Departs Destination Platform Status
18:30 19:00 Edinburgh (EDB) 7
Delayed * Buy Details Journey uses an LNER train

Delayed This service is delayed by 30 minutes and estimated to depart at 19:00

London North Eastern Railway from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

* Service update:

18:30 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 23:16 is being delayed at London Kings Cross and is now expected to be 20 minutes late.
This is due to a points failure.

Further Info:

We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today. If your journey has been delayed you may be entitled to some compensation. Find out more about our Delay Repay scheme at lner.co.uk/delay. Follow us on Twitter at @LNER for the latest Travel Updates.


19:00 Edinburgh (EDB) 6
On time Buy Details Journey uses an LNER train

On time This service is scheduled to depart at 19:00

London North Eastern Railway from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

19:30 Edinburgh (EDB)
On time * Buy Details Journey uses an LNER train

On time This service is scheduled to depart at 19:30

London North Eastern Railway from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

* Service update:

Facilities on the 19:30 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 00:18.
Additional Facilities Information:
Universally Accessible Toilet locked out of use.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

Due to a fault, the First Class universally accessible toilet is not available on board this service. If you require this facility, please speak to a member of station staff before boarding.


20:27 Edinburgh (EDB)
On time Buy Details

On time This service is scheduled to depart at 20:27

Lumo from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

RELATED FAQS

Average travel time (4h 39m)

  • The equivalent of walking to the top of Arthur’s Seat and back.
  • The equivalent of reading the first Harry Potter book in its entirety.

Distance (331 miles)

  • It’s about 1615 times as high as London’s tallest building The Shard
  • It’s about 5500 times as tall as Big Ben

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London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

Average travel time
4h 41m

London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

Distance
331 miles

London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

First LNER train
06:15
Last LNER train
19:30

How many trains per day travel this route?

Approximately 21 trains per day.