How do you get from Heathrow Airport to Edinburgh?

can i take the express train from the heathrow airport to paddington station and continue my trip to edinbrough?
or do i need to go thru kings crossing to continue?
what train would i take? or do you have a schedule that i can print
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) April 02, 2012 14:46
    Hi,

    The Heathrow Express only arrives into the Paddington station in the city of London. Therefore, you would commute from there to the King's Cross station to catch a train up to Edinburgh.

    The Heathrow Express to Paddington departs every 15 minutes and takes about 15 to 20 minutes. To commute from the Paddington station to the King's Cross station, you would take the Circle Line of the Tube, which takes about 15 minutes in duration. You would pay to board the Tube locally at the turnstiles upon arrival.

    Special tickets are issued for the Heathrow Express, which can be purchased by clicking here: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/heathrow-express/index.html.

    You would purchase tickets for the train from London to Edinburgh by clicking 'Find Fares & Schedules' on our homepage and entering the route. The trains from London to Edinburgh are high-speed 'East Coast Trains'.

    Generally, trains in the United Kingdom can only be booked once within 75 to 90 days of an intended date of departure. If your intended date of departure happens to fall outside of this time frame, you would just use an earlier date, within the next 75 or 90 days, to get an idea of cost and view schedules when searching the route on our website.
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  • Thank you for the info. one other question. I have a 4 day flex pass on brit rail i shouldn't need to purchase another ticket from kings cross to edinbrough waverly ? it will be all in the same day. I understand that i will need to purchase or use oyster pass for the paddington station to kings cross is that correct?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) April 03, 2012 21:29
    The BritRail Pass will cover the ticket costs on trains in the United Kingdom, but you would still need to purchase reservations for the train from London to Edinburgh. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on our homepage, entering the route, and indicating the rail pass you'll be traveling with, when prompted. Generally, trains in the United Kingdom can only be booked within 75 to 90 days of an intended date of departure.

    The Visitor Oyster Card would cover you on the Tube from the Paddington station to the King's Cross station. You can purchase the Visitor Oyster Card here: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/visitor-oyster-card/index.html.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) April 03, 2012 21:31
    Also, the BritRail Pass would cover you to take the Heathrow Express with the use of a rail day.
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