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Bus vs Train from London to Edinburgh

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Bus vs Train from London to Edinburgh

We are visiting UK in July/August and I wonder if it is cheaper and/or best to travel from London to Edinburgh by train or bus. I think I would prefer train but we are travelling on a budget. Any suggestions or advice?

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1. Re: Bus vs Train from London to Edinburgh


The train is the way to go.It's a fast and comfortable journey.

If you book in advance there are reasonable fares available.

The bus simply takes too long.

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2. Re: Bus vs Train from London to Edinburgh

If you book your rail tickets in advance (but not too far in advance - currently mid August is the window) then they can be very cheap.

The bus will normally be cheaper though - particularly if booked at the last minute.

What is 'best' depends on your personal values. I really don't know if 'you' would prefer to spend a little extra to travel in reasonable comfort for a shade over 4 hours rather than travel for 9 hours at a lower but not impossible standard of comfort.

Is that worth £1 to you? £5? £20? more? Only you can tell.

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3. Re: Bus vs Train from London to Edinburgh

If you can book today and are lucky there may still be some seats for £9 on the eastcoast website (special offer)


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4. Re: Bus vs Train from London to Edinburgh

If you are flying in to the UK and you are going directly to Scotland then you should also check out the fares for flying to Edinburgh. You will save the cost and hassle of going into London to get the train and you will also gain an extra day for touring.

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