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There are 6 ways to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh by plane, train or bus

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Fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 44m

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

$46 - $227

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Fly to Glasgow, train  •  8h 19m

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

$81 - $298

Train  •  20h 6m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International
  5. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$246 - $562

Train via Duisburg Hauptbahnhof  •  20h 34m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Duisburg Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International
  5. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$279 - $592

Bus  •  34h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh M20

$109 - $217

Train, bus  •  36h 3m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Groningen
  3. Take the train from Groningen to Utrecht Centraal
  4. Take the bus from Utrecht to London
  5. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh S9

$186 - $297

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 290 kr - 1500 kr and takes 4h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 290 kr - 1500 kr and takes 4h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Copenhagen to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Copenhagen and arriving at Edinburgh via Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 30m.

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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, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Brussel-Zuid/Midi and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 6m.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Edinburgh is 983 km.

The best way to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 20h 6m and costs 1500 kr - 3700 kr.

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It takes approximately 4h 44m to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Copenhagen to Edinburgh bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Copenhagen station.

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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 44m and costs 290 kr - 1500 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 1500 kr - 3700 kr and takes 20h 6m, you could also bus, which costs 700 kr - 1500 kr and takes 34h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 614.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 44m

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

Norwegian Air International, Scandinavian Airlines and four other airlines fly from Copenhagen to Edinburgh 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Hamburg Hbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, London St. Pancras International, and London Kings Cross in around 20h 6m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via Edinburgh, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,400
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
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Danish Railways (DSB)
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Duisburg, Duisburg central station
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duisburg Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $110
1st Class
$110 - $150
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Groningen to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Copenhagen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.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 Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Utrecht to London
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
Ouibus
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
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hamburg to Groningen
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de

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

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Edinburgh is 1h behind Copenhagen. It is currently 2:31 PM in Copenhagen and 1:31 PM in Edinburgh.

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

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Norwegian Air International, Ryanair, Brussels Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 2409+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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

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