Day tour to Edinburgh from London by train

Day tour by train including visit to Edinburgh Castle and open top bus tour


Edinburgh Castle from London day tour

Edinburgh: in just one day from London!

Day trip to Edinburgh highlights

  • Return train tickets to Edinburgh with reserved seats

  • Entry to Edinburgh Castle

  • Open Top Bus Tour

  • Welcome pack with free city map and city information

  • First class (optional extra) includes refreshments served at your seat

Day tour to Edinburgh from London

Tour days, times, pick up/ drop off points

Tour runs every day Monday to, Thursdays .

6.30 am - departs from London Kings Cross Railway Station

10.15 pm - returns to London Kings Cross Railway Station


Edinburgh is under 5 hours by fast train from London. With a very early start and a late return you'll have 6 hours in Edinburgh to see the highlights and get a flavour of Scotland.


Waverley Station where you get off the train is at the very heart of the city of Edinburgh, so you lose no precious sightseeing and shopping time. All the main sights are within easy walking off the train station.


This tour is semi-independent, it is not a fully guided tour.

You are met at Kings Cross Station and provided with round trip train tickets, an entrance ticket to Edinburgh Castle and a 1 day hop-on, hop off Edinburgh sightseeing pass as well as a welcome pack with a city map enabling you to plan your day ahead on the train.


Day tour to Edinburgh from London

One day trip to Edinburgh with bus tour & Edinburgh Castle - what to expect

Departure from King’s Cross Station

You will be met at the ticket office in King’s Cross Station at 6.30am and be given a welcome pack full of exciting details about your day in Scotland, before being escorted to your train with reserved seats.

 

The journey will swoop along Britain’s scenic east coast, before arriving in Edinburgh at 11.32am! You’ll also get a handy Edinburgh map to make navigating the city a little easier.


Open top bus tour in Edinburgh

A hop on hop off open top bus tour will take you round all the main sights in Scotland's capital. From your vantage point you will see the Palace of Holyroodhouse, (the Queen’s official residence when she visits Scotland), and Edinburgh Castle, where you will be visiting later in your day.

 

Edinburgh, Scotland hop-on, hop off bus

Edinburgh hop-on, hop off bus

Edinburgh Castle Golden Tours day trip

Edinburgh Castle: tickets included

You’ll cruise down Royal Mile, one of the busiest streets in Edinburgh’s historic old town, and past the famed Greyfriars Bobby monument.

 

Edinburgh Castle

Following your open top bus tour you head to Edinburgh Castle, where your ticket has already been paid. A thousand years of history await you.

 

From its Portcullis Gate through to the Argyle Battery, with six guns

and spectacular views over the Fife, and the Great Hall where prisoners in the

18th and 19th century were held, Edinburgh Castle is a fascinating glimpse into the past.

 

From its commanding position on top of Castle Rock, there is much to see at Edinburgh Castle including the Crown Jewels of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the Royal Palace and Great Hall.

 

The views from the Western Battlements are spectacular, where on a clear day you can even view distant Highland peaks, which look particularly captivating when capped with snow.

 

Return journey

Bid goodbye to Scotland as your train departs Edinburgh at 5.30pm, arriving back in London at 10.18pm


Prices & tour reservations

Prices displayed on the banner link are the current prices for this tour.

 

Sometimes on special occasions there may be slight changes to the tour, dates or price so do check on the booking page linked below. Extra dates are often put on around long holiday weekends, notably Easter and New Year.


Major credit and debit cards are accepted. You will be emailed a confirmation with a booking reference after reservation. The booking reference and the name of the person ordering is all that you need to quote when joining the tour, there are no paper tickets.


On the tour detail page from the link below, there is a date drop-down at the top right of the page, which depicts which dates still have availability. By selecting your required date you start the reservation process. Once we list a date for operation it is guaranteed to run, there are no minimum numbers.


Day tour to Edinburgh from London
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Tour 1:
One Day Tour London to Edinburgh - £184

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Including Hop-on-Hop-off sightseeing Tour Bus and entrance into Edinburgh Castle.

Leave Edinburgh late afternoon / early evening returning to London around 10.30pm.

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Two Day Tour London to Edinburgh - £275

Tour 2:
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Including Hop-on-Hop-off sightseeing Tour Bus and entrance into Edinburgh Castle.

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Departs on Fridays returning Sundays. Fully guided coach tour on arrival .

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Two nights' accommodation in a Guest House or 3* hotel.

Last day at your leisure or optional trips before returning to London around 8.30pm.

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