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I am trying to book a train or bus from one of the London terminals to Edinburgh on 2nd July.

I will be arriving at LHR by flight from Bangalore in Air India airline. I will have checked in luggage. Suppose my flight scheduled arrival at LHR is 1 PM and I book ticket from London by 3 PM and flight arrives late in LHR and I miss the train/bus, do I get some refund from airlines?

What is the procedure? How much can I get? Do I get it in the spot?

  • From where do the flight depart? In general you have not compensation for train/taxi etc, but a generic compensation (which it is hard to get). And no, less then two hours delay are not considered exceptional, and immigration could be very very slow in London. – Giacomo Catenazzi Jun 21 at 12:14
  • So, what do you think is reasonable time to book a flight if scheduled arrival at lhr is 1PM @GiacomoCatenazzi – Praphulla Koushik Jun 21 at 12:15
  • From where? From Paris, or from Sydney? Personally, I would check flights that go further north (connecting or not). For strange reasons [LHR slots], there are few nearly empty flight (and they cost less than main flight). – Giacomo Catenazzi Jun 21 at 12:18
  • That depends on a lot of things. Where do you live (i.e. will you have to go through immigration) what airline, will you have checked-in luggage that you have to wait for, ... – Henrik Jun 21 at 12:18
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    You can always try to check with the airline if they could make a change to add a connection to Edinburgh. Depending on airline and fare, it might or might not be possible. Not that even with a small change fee it may make sense. 6 hours from LHR to King's Cross seems to be plenty. But your best option is probably to try to find a flexible fare for your train so you can take the first train that leaves after you get to the train station. – jcaron Jun 21 at 13:10
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I will be arriving at LHR by flight. Suppose my flight scheduled arrival at LHR is 1 PM and I book ticket from London by 3 PM and flight arrives late in LHR and I miss the train/bus, do I get some refund from airlines?

No. It's separate tickets, separate companies, and the airline will not reimburse you for costs of a new train ticket, unless there exists a special agreement.

  • Ok. Thanks.. what do you think is reasonable time to book a flight if scheduled arrival at lhr is 1PM – Praphulla Koushik Jun 21 at 12:24
  • @PraphullaKoushik You mean to book a train? Depending on the price difference, whether I'm travelling with luggage, and my passport. You could book an off-peak ticket such that you can take any train for the rest of the day, or book a train at least three hours after your flight arrives. – gerrit Jun 21 at 12:44
  • Yes, I mean to book a train. I am travelling with luggage and my passport.. – Praphulla Koushik Jun 21 at 13:00
  • By passport, I meant that with an EU passport and automated ticket gates one probably needs much less time than with a non-EU passport and a visa. Ultimately it's up to you how much financial risk you want to take. – gerrit Jun 21 at 13:02
  • Oh.. i am planning to book with a gap of 6 hours,, does that look ok? – Praphulla Koushik Jun 21 at 13:04
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Not directly any missed train.

In Europe you may be entitled to delay compensation based on these rules: https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/passenger-rights/air/index_en.htm

However this has nothing to do with missing the train or not, the compensation is based on the amount of delay, not the consequences of it.

  • Ok. Thanks.. what do you think is reasonable time to book a flight if scheduled arrival at lhr is 1PM – Praphulla Koushik Jun 21 at 12:24
  • Why do you keep asking that when you already have comments (on the question) telling you we need more information to say anything useful in that regard? – Henrik Jun 21 at 12:36
  • @Henrik can you delete your comment here. I have added details in my question. If you think anything else is necessary, please ask below the question. – Praphulla Koushik Jun 21 at 12:59

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