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Best way to get to Edinburgh

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Best way to get to Edinburgh

Can anyone tell me the best way for a single traveller to travel there from London - I believe the train is easy and goes into the city centre. Was thinking of spending a couple of nights

or is an organized trip better?

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1. Re: Best way to get to Edinburgh

Trains from London King's Cross to Edinburgh Waverley take about four and a half hours, with no change of train needed. When in Edinburgh you may walk or use any of the frequent Lothian Bus services for sightseeing.

Book the train well ahead on this popular route at www.eastcoast.co.uk

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2. Re: Best way to get to Edinburgh

Agree with TP that east coast is the best website to get your tickets from, there are some weekend engineering works coming up in the next month or two - I'm on one and it will take me 6 hours to get back from Edinburgh next month. Lothian buses - http://lothianbuses.com/ do a day ticket for £3.50 which you can get from the bus driver but have the correct money as they don't give change as you put the money in a box by the driver.

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3. Re: Best way to get to Edinburgh

you also have the option of the Caledonian Sleeper service from Euston-Edinburgh which saves a night's hotel bill. Standard class you share a cabin with 1 other person of the same sex, first class you get your own cabin. The Bargain Berths still exist, but are harder to find, they're amongst the other tickets on scotrail.co.uk (and not on any other site).

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4. Re: Best way to get to Edinburgh

The train is definitely the best option and it takes you directly to the city centre and is quicker than a flight.

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5. Re: Best way to get to Edinburgh

Train. I wouldn't bother with an organised trip even in a short space of time. Having said that International Friends do some nice mini tours which get you out of Edinburgh to see much that is more appealing about Scotland. (Very easy to do yourself though. Just hire a car and pootle about).


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