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Chris
Boulder

London, Edinburgh

What are the most affordable trains to ride from London to Edinburgh?

Hi Everyone!  I am planning a trip to Scotland and I think I will be flying into London for a day or two and then heading up to Edinburgh. Does anyone have any suggestions for what the cheapest train lines are to get up there? Thanks!!


6 Answers

top answer by
Sarah from London

Flights are cheaper then the train, but http://www.redspottedhanky.com/ is another site you can use for rail. Book as far in advance as you can, for the cheapest tickets and to be able to reserve a seat. Otherwise 4/5 hours of standing with luggage!

There is also an overnight sleeper bus? https://uk.megabus.com/ for the cheapest rail and bus tickets but they only have limited number of tickets available for certain routes and times.


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answered by
Thomas from France

Have a look on thetrainline.com that's normally your best bet; if you really want to go cheap check out megabus, not a train but cheap; good luck


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answered first by
Shrirang from Pune

I have seen that sometimes air travel is cheaper or equal to train travel. You might want to consider air as well.


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answered by
Eleanor from Sydney

Have a look at the trainline.com but you need to book about 12 weeks in advance to get real savings




answered by
Sarah from Sutton, Surrey, United Kingdom

I booked my trains directly with East Coast Trains, the moment tickets were available for the dates I am travelling. While I also did use a railcard for reduced prices, on selected trains, fares were as low as £15, however those prices tend to go up during August.




answered by
Rob from Ventura

Trainline has an app and is a very useful resource. The further ahead you book, generally the cheaper the price. Look into tourist passes like Railcards. Also, travelling outside of peak brings the price down dramatically. I never used http://uk.megabus.com/ - it seems super cheap but the experience could be as cheap as the ticket. Anywhere between $30 and $100 seems to be the quoted price for London - Edinburgh right now.






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