There are 11 ways to get from Barcelona to Edinburgh by plane, bus, train, car, car train or car ferry

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 Barcelona to Edinburgh  •  5h 57m

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

£52 - £177

Cheapest option

Bus to Girona, fly to Edinburgh  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Girona-Aeroport
  2. Fly from Girona (GRO) to Edinburgh (EDI) GRO - EDI

£43 - £189

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Fly Barcelona to Glasgow, train  •  7h 9m

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

£69 - £160

Fly Barcelona to Newcastle, train  •  7h 21m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Newcastle (NCL) BCN - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh

£57 - £356

Fly Barcelona to Glasgow/Prestwick, train  •  8h 10m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Glasgow/Prestwick (PIK) BCN - PIK
  2. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh

£48 - £296

Train  •  14h 53m

  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

£229 - £807

Train via Lyon  •  16h 18m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Lille Europe Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  4. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

£265 - £1,085

Bus, train  •  30h 15m

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

£191 - £672

Bus  •  35h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Gare de Lille Europe
  2. Take the bus from Lille to London - Victoria Coach Station 140 / ...
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh 809

£79 - £160

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  20h 28m

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

£351 - £460

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

£226 - £380

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 5h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 5h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Edinburgh via Lille and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 45m.

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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 14h 53m.

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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 14h 53m and costs 250€ - 900€.

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It takes approximately 5h 57m to get from Barcelona to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Starbus, depart from Barcelona 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 57m and costs 55€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 250€ - 900€ and takes 14h 53m, you could also bus, which costs 85€ - 180€ and takes 35h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 1041.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 57m

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

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and seven other airlines fly from Barcelona to Edinburgh hourly. 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 14h 53m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£130 - £220
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £220
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £220
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £220
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£130 - £220
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £210
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £210
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£55 - £210
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £210
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£50 - £210
Flights from Barcelona to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £250
Flights from Barcelona to Newcastle via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£65 - £260
Flights from Barcelona to Newcastle via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£75 - £290
Flights from Barcelona to Newcastle via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£70 - £270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £500
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £270
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£180 - £400
Flights from Barcelona to Newcastle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £280
Flights from Girona to Edinburgh via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£29 - £130
Flights from Barcelona to Newcastle via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £180
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow/Prestwick
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £160
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow/Prestwick via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £180
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £240
Flights from Barcelona to Newcastle via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £440
Flights from Barcelona to Newcastle via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £320
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £230
Flights from Girona to Edinburgh via Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £220
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £550
Flights from Barcelona to Newcastle via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £550
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Girona to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £170
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £360
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£180 - £400
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£18 - £24
Train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
Train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £80
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £80
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £180
Train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £120
TransPennine Express
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£75 - £110
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£55 - £80
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
Hourly
Estimated price
£100 - £310
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £310
Standard
£100 - £130
Standard Premier
£140 - £190
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£130 - £320
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£280 - £320
Standard
£130 - £160
Standard Premier
£170 - £230
Train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£75 - £300
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £300
Standard
£75 - £95
Standard Premier
£110 - £150
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 Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£85 - £120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£85 - £110
1st Class
£100 - £120
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
Barcelona Bus, S.L.
Phone
+34 972 35 04 87
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Girona-Aeroport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
Barcelona Bus, S.L.
Sagales
Phone
93 593 13 00
Email
info@sagales.com
Website
sagales.com
Bus from Barcelona Bus Station North to Girona Costa Brava Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£8 - £13
Website
Sagales
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Girona Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Lille
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£50 - £65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to London
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
15h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£25 - £35
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Lille to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£10 - £13
Website
Blablabus
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£19 - £24
Website
Blablabus
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
Bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£70 - £110
Website
alsa.com
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£114
Schedules at
starbus.es
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lille, Europe to London
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
Eurolines FR
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
10h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£15 - £20
Website
National Express
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
£5 - £50
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
£20 - £25
Reclining Seat
£24
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
£6
2-bed inside cabin
£35 - £50

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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 9:04 AM in Barcelona and 8:04 AM in Edinburgh.

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

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Vueling Airlines, Ryanair, Air France and four other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 2849+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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