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

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Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$128 - $285

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Bus via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station  •  18 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to London Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh National Express

$53 - $72

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Bus FlixBus  •  17 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to London 815 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh National Express / ...

$53 - $156

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Calais
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Edinburgh

$288 - $350

Drive, car ferry  •  11 h 29 min

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

$146 - $213

Fly Brussels to Edinburgh  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRU - EDI

$69 - $278

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Edinburgh (EDI) AMS - EDI

$105 - $265

Fly Charleroi to Edinburgh  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Edinburgh (EDI) CRL - EDI

$55 - $207

Fly Brussels to Newcastle, train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Newcastle (NCL) BRU - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh

$98 - $401

Fly Brussels to Glasgow, train  •  7 h 30 min

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

$99 - $369

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Edinburgh is to bus which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 18 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 60€ - 250€ and takes 4 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Edinburgh via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Edinburgh via London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 2 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Edinburgh is 755 km.

The best way to get from Brussels to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 7 h 2 min and costs 110€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 2 min to get from Brussels to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Brussels to Edinburgh bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Edinburgh train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Edinburgh is to train which takes 7 h 2 min and costs 110€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 140€ and takes 17 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 250€ and takes 4 h 36 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 472.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 2 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Edinburgh, Scotland?

You can take a train from Brussels to Edinburgh via London St. Pancras International and London Kings Cross in around 7 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Edinburgh via London and London Victoria Coach Station in around 17 h 40 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Brussels to Newcastle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Brussels to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Brussels to Newcastle via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Brussels to Glasgow via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,500 - $7,500
Flights from Brussels to Glasgow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$2,500 - $7,500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
Flights from Charleroi to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flights from Brussels to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Train operators
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
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 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
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Bus operators
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to London
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
regiojet.com
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
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to London
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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Edinburgh is 1 h behind Brussels. It is currently 12:36 PM in Brussels and 11:36 AM in Edinburgh.

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

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Flybe, Aer Lingus, Ryanair and three other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 2299+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 4€ - 18€.

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