There are 10 ways to get from Athens to Edinburgh by plane, train, bus, car ferry, night train, car or car train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Edinburgh  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Edinburgh (EDI) ATH - EDI

$104 - $417

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Fly to Glasgow, train  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Glasgow (GLA) ATH - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$124 - $528

Fly to Newcastle, train  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Newcastle (NCL) ATH - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh

$168 - $500

Bus, train via Jean-Pierre Timbaud  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Novi Sad
  2. Take the bus from Novi Sad, Novi Sad MAS to Paris, Paris, Avenue de la Republique 993
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  4. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$295 - $580

Bus, car ferry, Thello, train  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the Thello from Venezia Santa Lucia to Gare de Lyon 220
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  5. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$384 - $858

Train, night train, bus  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the night train from Thessaloniki to Jagodina
  3. Take the bus from Jagodina to Cologne
  4. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
  5. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  6. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$433 - $728

Bus  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to London
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh S9

$406 - $536

Bus SAD Presov, A.S, train  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Kosice
  2. Take the bus from Košice to Bradford
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Edinburgh

$260 - $432

Drive, car ferry, carferry  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Drive from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Drive from Venezia to Calais
  4. Take the carferry from Calais to Dover
  5. Drive from Dover to Edinburgh

$447 - $831

Drive, train, Eurotunnel  •  39 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Kufstein
  2. Take the train from Kufstein to München Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais-Fréthun Tgv
  6. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  7. Drive from Folkestone to Edinburgh

$829 - $1,129

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Edinburgh via Sofia and London Victoria Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 12 h.

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The distance between Athens and Edinburgh is 2823 km.

The best way to get from Athens to Edinburgh without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 days 2 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 31 min to get from Athens to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Athens to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Tourist Service Holding AD, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 7 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 12 h.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 15 min.

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Athens to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh is 2 h behind Athens. It is currently 1:19 PM in Athens and 11:19 AM in Edinburgh.

Aegean Airlines, KLM, Turkish Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 1764.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 31 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Edinburgh, Scotland?

Aegean Airlines, easyJet and 11 other airlines fly from Athens to Edinburgh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Edinburgh via Sofia, London, and London Victoria Station in around 2 days 12 h.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Athens to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Athens to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Newcastle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Athens to Edinburgh via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Athens to Edinburgh via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Athens to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Newcastle via Bristol
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Glasgow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Newcastle via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Edinburgh via Poznan
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Athens to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Athens to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Flights from Athens to Newcastle via Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $330
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Edinburgh via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Athens to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Athens to Glasgow via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $7,500
Flights from Athens to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,600 - $7,500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Newcastle via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,100
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Edinburgh via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Athens to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Newcastle via Brussels
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Leeds to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $110
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Leeds to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Single
$95 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $150
Eurostar
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
13 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Website
thello.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
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Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Thessaloniki to Jagodina
Ave. Duration
12 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $45
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$17 - $25
1st Class Ticket
$28 - $45
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $190
1st Class
$190 - $260
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kufstein to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Paris Nord to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Novi Sad
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Novi Sad, Novi Sad MAS to Paris, Paris, Avenue de la Republique
Ave. Duration
23 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
flixbus.co.uk
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Panonija Bus
Website
panonijabus.com
Bus from Jagodina to Cologne
Ave. Duration
27 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$127
Schedules at
panonijabus.com
Book at
panonijabus.com
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to London
Ave. Duration
38 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$290 - $380
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Athens to Kosice
Ave. Duration
25 h 48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
SAD Presov, A.S
Phone
+421 900 211 153
Email
sadpo@sad-po.sk
Website
sad-po.sk
Bus from Košice to Bradford
Ave. Duration
34 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
sad-po.sk
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