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There are 10 ways to get from Barcelona to Edinburgh by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, 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  •  6h

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

$56 - $324

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Fly Barcelona to Glasgow, train  •  7h 26m

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

$86 - $405

Train to Girona, fly to Edinburgh  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
  2. Fly from Girona (GRO) to Edinburgh (EDI) GRO - EDI

$67 - $638

Fly Barcelona to Newcastle, train  •  7h 29m

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

$95 - $467

Fly Barcelona to Glasgow/Prestwick, train  •  8h

  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 Queen Street to Edinburgh

$76 - $374

Train  •  14h 40m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$343 - $557

Bus, bus and ferry  •  33h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Lille
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London Victoria
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh M20

$204 - $289

Bus  •  36h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona City Centre to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to London
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh S9

$107 - $172

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  20h 36m

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

$437 - $566

Drive, car ferry  •  21h 49m

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

$297 - $432

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 45€ - 290€ and takes 6h.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 45€ - 290€ and takes 6h.

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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 33h.

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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 Eurostar and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 40m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Edinburgh is 1666 km.

The best way to get from Barcelona to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 14h 40m and costs 290€ - 490€.

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It takes approximately 6h 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 inOui TGV, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 6h and costs 45€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 290€ - 490€ and takes 14h 40m, you could also bus, which costs 90€ - 150€ and takes 36h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 1041.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h

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

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and eight other airlines fly from Barcelona to Edinburgh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Edinburgh via Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London Kings Cross in around 14h 40m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Barcelona to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Barcelona to Newcastle via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Newcastle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$55 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Girona to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Girona to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Girona to Edinburgh via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow/Prestwick
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow/Prestwick via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Newcastle via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Barcelona to Newcastle via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $1,300
Flights from Girona to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $490
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $8,500
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
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $15
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
renfe.com
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
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
4h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to Lille
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120
Schedules at
starbus.es
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 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
Megabus UK
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 City Centre to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to London
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h.

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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 7:44 PM in Barcelona and 6:44 PM in Edinburgh.

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

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

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There are 2363+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24m and costs 1€ - 7€.

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