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There are 7 ways to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh by plane, train, bus and ferry, night bus, car or car train

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Fly Copenhagen to Edinburgh  •  4h 46m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Edinburgh (EDI) CPH - EDI

£27 - £183

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Fly Copenhagen to Glasgow, train  •  8h 25m

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

£83 - £350

Train to Billund, fly to Edinburgh  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the train from København H to Vejle St.
  2. Fly from Billund (BLL) to Edinburgh (EDI) BLL - EDI

£37 - £148

Train  •  19h 20m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  5. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

£227 - £952

Train via Amsterdam  •  21h 8m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ic
  4. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  5. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

£259 - £897

Train, bus and ferry, night bus  •  30h 4m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg-Altona Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg-Altona to Duisburg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Duisburg to London
  4. Take the night bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station M20

£105 - £204

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  19h 14m

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

£320 - £410

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Edinburgh is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Edinburgh is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Edinburgh is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 230 kr - 1600 kr and takes 4h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 230 kr - 1600 kr and takes 4h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Edinburgh via Hamburg Hbf, Koeln Hbf, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 20m.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Edinburgh is 614 miles.

The best way to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 19h 20m and costs 1900 kr - 8500 kr.

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It takes approximately 4h 46m to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Copenhagen to Edinburgh train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), depart from København H station.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 4h 46m and costs 230 kr - 1600 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 1900 kr - 8500 kr and takes 19h 20m.

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Edinburgh is 1h behind Copenhagen. It is currently 7:33 PM in Copenhagen and 6:33 PM in Edinburgh.

Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 614.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 46m

What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and Edinburgh, Scotland?

Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines and three other airlines fly from Copenhagen to Edinburgh twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Hamburg Hbf, Koeln Hbf, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, London St Pancras Eurostar, and London Kings Cross in around 19h 20m.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£85 - £420
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£85 - £420
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£85 - £420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £85
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£21 - £140
Flights from Billund to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£13 - £110
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£55 - £170
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £230
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£50 - £230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £320
Flights from Billund to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£180 - £500
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £460
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £260
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£60 - £230
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
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Vejle St.
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £29
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from København H to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £80
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£70 - £100
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£65 - £90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£22 - £35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg central station to Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£19 - £24
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Hamburg central station to Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£55 - £110
Website
Thalys
Standard
£55 - £80
Comfort
£65 - £85
Premium
£80 - £110
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£260 - £300
Standard
£85 - £110
Standard Premier
£120 - £160
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£110 - £310
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £310
Standard
£110 - £150
Standard Premier
£160 - £200
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
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
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Duisburg to London
Ave. Duration
10h 1m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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Copenhagen to Edinburgh train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 45 kr - 65 kr.

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