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

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Fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 50m

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

£26 - £297

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Fly to Glasgow, train  •  8h 12m

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

£70 - £251

Train  •  20h 5m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ic / ...
  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

£249 - £983

Train via Amsterdam  •  21h 3m

  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

£282 - £913

Train, bus  •  31h 57m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Amsterdam
  3. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London - Victoria Coach Station
  4. Take the train from London Euston to Edinburgh

£230 - £695

Bus  •  36h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to The Hague
  2. Take the bus from Den Haag to London 140
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh 809

£71 - £104

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  19h 21m

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

£348 - £446

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The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 210 kr - 2500 kr and takes 4h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 210 kr - 2500 kr and takes 4h 50m.

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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 Den Haag and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 45m.

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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 20h 5m.

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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 20h 5m and costs 2000 kr - 8500 kr.

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It takes approximately 4h 50m 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 50m and costs 210 kr - 2500 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 2000 kr - 8500 kr and takes 20h 5m, you could also bus, which costs 550 kr - 900 kr and takes 36h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 614.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 50m

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

Norwegian Air International, Scandinavian Airlines and five other airlines fly from Copenhagen to Edinburgh every 4 hours. 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 20h 5m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £650
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £270
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £210
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£50 - £200
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£50 - £200
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£60 - £230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £420
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £280
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£95 - £450
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£95 - £450
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£95 - £450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £390
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £420
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£24 - £200
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £370
Icelandair
Website
icelandair.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£200 - £380
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
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£75 - £110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£70 - £100
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 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£55 - £120
Website
Thalys
Standard
£55 - £80
Comfort
£70 - £90
Premium
£80 - £120
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
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£90 - £310
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £310
Standard
£90 - £120
Standard Premier
£130 - £170
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£120 - £320
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£280 - £320
Standard
£120 - £150
Standard Premier
£160 - £210
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
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
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
Eurolines DE
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 Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£15 - £20
Website
Blablabus
Bus from The Hague to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
Blablabus
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£19 - £24
Website
Blablabus
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 Copenhagen to The Hague
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£40 - £50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Den Haag to London
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£25 - £35
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

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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 7:46 AM in Copenhagen and 6:46 AM in Edinburgh.

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

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

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There are 2770+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at £75 per night.

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

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