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There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Edinburgh by plane, train, bus, night bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly to Edinburgh  •  5h 53m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Edinburgh (EDI) BCN - EDI

£46 - £130

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Fly to Glasgow, train  •  7h 17m

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

£89 - £351

Train  •  15h 13m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

£225 - £793

Train via Lyon  •  16h 13m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marne La Vallee Chessy Tgv
  3. Take the train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  4. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

£298 - £942

Bus  •  35h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh M20

£52 - £109

Train, night bus  •  35h 37m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Zaragoza-Delicias Ave / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Zaragoza to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Edinburgh

£281 - £770

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  20h 29m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Edinburgh

£321 - £411

Drive, car ferry  •  22h 20m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Edinburgh

£255 - £411

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The cost-effective way to get from Barcelona to Edinburgh is to bus, which costs 60€ - 130€ and takes 35h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 5h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona station to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station and arriving at Edinburgh via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Edinburgh via Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 13m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Edinburgh is 1041 miles.

The best way to get from Barcelona to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 15h 13m and costs 260€ - 950€.

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It takes approximately 5h 53m to get from Barcelona to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station.

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Barcelona to Edinburgh train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 5h 53m and costs 50€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 260€ - 950€ and takes 15h 13m, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 130€ and takes 35h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 1041.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 53m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Edinburgh, Scotland?

Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and six other airlines fly from Barcelona to Edinburgh every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Edinburgh via Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, London St Pancras Eurostar, and London Kings Cross in around 15h 13m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £270
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £430
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £260
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £310
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£75 - £340
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£70 - £140
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£70 - £140
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£70 - £300
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£45 - £100
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via Venice
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£45 - £100
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £430
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £310
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £320
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £550
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£60 - £260
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
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£70 - £100
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£50 - £75
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£100 - £300
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£260 - £300
Standard
£100 - £120
Standard Premier
£140 - £180
Train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£100 - £300
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£260 - £300
Standard
£100 - £130
Standard Premier
£140 - £180
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £390
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£170 - £240
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£270 - £390
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £80
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£60 - £70
1st Class
£65 - £80
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£95 - £180
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Renfe AVE
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Zaragoza-Delicias
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£18 - £23
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£24 - £30
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Paris
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Night bus from Zaragoza to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£110 - £160
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £130
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £130
Standard Car - Flexi
£110 - £150

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 50m.

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Barcelona to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh is 1h behind Barcelona. It is currently 3:47 PM in Barcelona and 2:47 PM in Edinburgh.

Barcelona to Edinburgh train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Vueling Airlines, Air France, Aer Lingus and five other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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