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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 45 min

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

$44 - $225

5 alternative options

Fly to Glasgow, train  •  7 h 59 min

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

$79 - $296

Train via Köln Hbf  •  20 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Koebenhavn H to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf Hkx / ...
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  5. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

Train  •  22 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Koebenhavn H to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf ZOB to Amsterdam Sloterdijk (Piarcoplein)
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam, Centraal Station to London St. Pancras International
  4. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$295 - $627

Bus  •  33 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Dortmund X73 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dortmund to London 080
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh S9

$129 - $229

Night train, bus  •  34 h 53 min

  1. Take the night train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg, ZOB to Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg 100 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London
  4. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh M20

$186 - $317

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, Bruxelles Midi, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London Kings Cross in around 20 h 20 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 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 58 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 London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $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 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
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Thursday, Saturday 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
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Koebenhavn H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
dsb.dk
Night train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
dsb.dk
Flixtrain
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf ZOB to Amsterdam Sloterdijk (Piarcoplein)
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $130
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
Train from Amsterdam, Centraal Station to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$95 - $320
Premier
$230 - $360
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Copenhagen to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dortmund to London
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Hamburg, ZOB to Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
arriva.nl
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Copenhagen and Edinburgh is 983 km.

The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 280 kr - 1500 kr and takes 4 h 45 min.

The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 4 h 45 min and costs 280 kr - 1500 kr.

No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Koebenhavn H and arriving at Edinburgh via Hamburg Hbf, Köln Hbf, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 20 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Copenhagen to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Copenhagen and arriving at Edinburgh via Dortmund and London Victoria Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 12 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Copenhagen to Edinburgh, including transfers.