There are 5 ways to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh by plane, train or bus

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Fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 42 min

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

$46 - $227

4 alternative options

Fly to Glasgow, train  •  7 h 58 min

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

$80 - $298

Train  •  20 h 2 min

  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 Brussels - Midi to London St. Pancras International
  5. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$301 - $556

Bus  •  33 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London 814
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh S9

$121 - $244

Train, bus  •  35 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Den Haag
  3. Take the bus from The Hague to London
  4. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh M20

$130 - $276

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 290 kr - 1500 kr and takes 4 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 290 kr - 1500 kr and takes 4 h 42 min.

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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 Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 12 min.

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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, Brussels - Midi and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 2 min.

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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 20 h 2 min and costs 1900 kr - 3600 kr.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min 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 4 h 42 min and costs 290 kr - 1500 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 1900 kr - 3600 kr and takes 20 h 2 min, you could also bus, which costs 750 kr - 1600 kr and takes 33 h 12 min.

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

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Copenhagen to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 614.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

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

Norwegian Air International, Ryanair and six other airlines fly from Copenhagen to Edinburgh every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Hamburg Hbf, Köln Hbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Brussels - Midi, London St. Pancras International, and London Kings Cross in around 20 h 2 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Flights from Copenhagen to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
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
6 h 5 min
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
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $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
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
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
12 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to London
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
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
10 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Bus from The Hague to London
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Ouibus
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2)
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hamburg to Den Haag
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$25
High
$52
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com

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