On average, train departures are every 30 minutes from King’s Cross and every 2 hours from Euston, with approximately 30 non-stop departures daily.
4 hours and 19 minutes direct
King’s Cross or Euston in London and Edinburgh Waverley
Virgin InterCity, Pendolino and Super Voyager high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 200km/h.
When booking your ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’, the following fare options may be available:
Anytime tickets offer full flexibility. With no time restrictions, you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours.
Advance tickets are less expensive, but have a limited availability. The sooner you book, the less you pay. Ideal for those committed to traveling on a particular date, time and train.
Off-peak tickets offer some flexibility, allowing you to travel aboard any train operating during off-peak hours on your ticket date. Though peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm.
Standard class railcars provide comfortable, quality seating; particularly beneficial for long trips. Passengers have the option of reserving a specific seat on the train when booking their ticket. Also, priority seating is readily accessible for the elderly and disabled travelers in all railcars.
First class railcars are equipped with roomier, reclining seats that offer more leg and elbow room. Passengers can enjoy the complimentary at-seat food and drink service and a free morning newspaper.
Children under 5 years of age travel for free. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save up to 50% off the adult ticket price.
Train Services and Amenities
Onboard food and drink catering (subject to availability)
WiFi internet access
Large fold-out tables
“Quiet Coach” seating
When booking your Virgin Trains e-ticket, the seat reservation is included in most cases. Exceptions where the seat may not be reserved at the time of booking include shorter journeys that don’t offer seat reservations or when the allocation of reservable seats is fully booked. In either case, your ticket is still valid and you can sit in any vacant seat.
Ticket Purchase Conditions and Delivery
E-tickets may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not allowed.
Receive your ticket collection reference number by email, which can be used to collect your train ticket from a self-service ticket machine in Britain, good for travel from London to Edinburgh by train.