Emerald House

3 Drum Street, Edinburgh, EH17 8QQ, United Kingdom
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Forum Posts

Journey London-Edinburgh

by Zajem


this summer I may go to Edinburgh and am thinking if to go by train or by coach. I was looking for the exact train fares from London to Edinburgh on http://nationalrail.co.uk/, but couldnt find any. Please, can you tell me, how much a train jorney from London to Edinburgh costs and if it was cheaper to go by coach? Thank you for any reply!

Re: Journey London-Edinburgh

by ExParisian

Check the GNER and VIRGIN train websites, both companies go to Edinburgh from London, from £30 RTN if booked well ahead, 5 hours.

By coach you're looking at the same sort of price, and 9 hours

Re: Journey London-Edinburgh

by leics

You can find the exact fares on www.nationalrail.co.uk, but your dates may be too far ahead. This will be the same if you look on individual train companies' websites (the fares will not vary anyway, and nationalrail lists them all).

Simply put in some dates which are within the present database (e.g. for April or May) and search. all the fare options will be listed, and it is unlikely that they will change much before you come.

Coach is much slower than train, but cheaper. Look at www.nationalexpress.com for times and fares (but be aware that summer dates may not yet be available here either). You can also check www.megabus.com, whho offer very low fares sometimes.

Re: Journey London-Edinburgh

by lallym

www.thetrainline.com is a great website.
Also, for coaches try www.megabus.com or www.nationalexpress.co.uk

Hope they help! x

Re: Journey London-Edinburgh

by leics

www.nationalexpress.co.uk will take you to the same page as the www.nationalexpress.com link I gave: they've updated their website.

www.thetrainline.com has exactly the same info as www.nationalrail.co.uk, but is useful when the latter site is busy and slow. 'Nationalrail' displays details more clearly, imo. Thetrainline won't have fares online until they ar released on nationalrail, as it's their database.

Re: Journey London-Edinburgh

by Paisleypaul

The train wins hands down for comfort and for views along the the Eastern UK as well as much of the coast of NE England and SE Scotland. By coach you will be looking at the back of lorries.

Strangely, be aware that it is now very often cheaper to book two one way tickets by train rather than a return as has been my recent experience of Glasgow- Edinburgh - York and Edinburgh - Newcastle.

Travel Tips for Edinburgh

The Edinburgh castle is...

by scooter3

The Edinburgh castle is amazing... When I first arrived into Edinburgh, I was amazed at the grandness of the castle, which is directly in the center of Edinburgh... The city is amazingly clean and the park right below the castle has quite an interesting story to it as well.. It used to be filled with water and this is where many tortures/killings would take place and where basically all of the trash/sewage would be put... It ended up smelling so bad, that they finally drained it out and it is now a beautiful park, but it is interesting to know what used to be where you were walking many years ago... The city of Edinburgh has much history to it.. If you go to the Camera Obscure tower, you can get a great view of all of Edinburgh... Notice the chimneys around.. Apparently Edinburgh was famous for its smoggy smoky air, but now the city is absolutely beautiful....

This is the inside of...

by bluefelt

This is the inside of Edinburgh College of Art. I showed it to my parents who originally met each other at the art gallery at UCLA and they agreed this pretty much kicks the crap out of UCLA. Impressive.

Packing List

by EdinburghRoc

If you come from Vancouver or Seattle you will feel at home it can rain in Edinburgh. We tell the visitors 'If you don't like the weather wait five minutes' The wind comes from the west and travels east. Edinburgh gets very little snow, it tends to fall just short of the city. Winter it can fall as low as 0c 32f. You can buy it here if need be. We have what you need. Jessups west end of Princes street in Shanwick Place is the best photo shop.
Here is why you need lots of film The Tattoo
Copy & paste the above.* We swim indoors here.OK OK sometimes the sun shines just don't count on it. Buy duty free before coming it will be cheaper.

Gosford Bay

by stevezero

Gosford Bay lies some 12kms east of Edinburgh. It is a nice sandy baech with ample parking and popular with families.
From here you get good views over the forth of Forth, the Forth bridges, islands and the fife coastline.

near Cockenzie off the A198

Great snacks

by MalenaN about Julian Graves

In Princes Mall I bumped into a store I liked very much and it seems it can be found in many British cities. It is Julian Graves store, selling snacks, nuts, dried fruits etc.
I especially like the bar made of almonds and apricots, covered in yoghurt and the package with nuts (cashew nuts, hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts) and raisins and golden raisins.


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