There are 12 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Edinburgh by plane, train, bus, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly Dusseldorf to Edinburgh  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Edinburgh (EDI) DUS - EDI

$80 - $385

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Bus via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station  •  22 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to London
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh M20

$59 - $132

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Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Edinburgh (EDI) CGN - EDI

$79 - $345

Fly Dusseldorf to Glasgow, train  •  6 h 22 min

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

$95 - $346

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Edinburgh  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Edinburgh (EDI) AMS - EDI

$104 - $268

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Edinburgh (EDI) FRA - EDI

$136 - $433

Fly Dusseldorf to Newcastle, train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Newcastle (NCL) DUS - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh

$94 - $438

Train  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$290 - $523

Bus, train  •  17 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to London 080
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$116 - $179

Bus FlixBus  •  21 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to London 080
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh S9

$93 - $166

Drive, carferry  •  21 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to IJmuiden
  2. Take the carferry from IJmuiden to Newcastle upon Tyne
  3. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh

$90 - $286

Train, Eurotunnel, drive  •  13 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf to Brussels - Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun Tgv
  4. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  5. Drive from Folkestone to Edinburgh

$398 - $516

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No, there is no direct bus from Düsseldorf to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Edinburgh via London Victoria Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Edinburgh via Paris Nord Eurostar and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 39 min.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Edinburgh is 841 km.

The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 11 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Düsseldorf to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Düsseldorf to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Düsseldorf station.

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Düsseldorf to Edinburgh train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Düsseldorf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 4 h 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 11 h 39 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 21 h 27 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 525.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 36 min

What companies run services between Düsseldorf, Germany and Edinburgh, Scotland?

Eurowings, KLM and four other airlines fly from Düsseldorf to Edinburgh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Düsseldorf to Edinburgh via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London Kings Cross in around 11 h 39 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Glasgow via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Frankfurt to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Newcastle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Glasgow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Frankfurt to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Newcastle via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $2,500
Flights from Dusseldorf to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3,400 - $7,500
Flights from Dusseldorf to Glasgow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$3,400 - $7,500
Flights from Frankfurt to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Frankfurt to Edinburgh via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Dusseldorf to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Edinburgh via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Edinburgh via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Glasgow via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Flights from Frankfurt to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
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
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $200
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$150 - $200
1st Class
$200 - $280
Train from Düsseldorf to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $140
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $48
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $46
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.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 Düsseldorf to London
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
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
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 Düsseldorf to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to London
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from IJmuiden to Newcastle upon Tyne
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $190
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$41
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$62
2-bed inside cabin
$110 - $170

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Edinburgh is 1 h behind Düsseldorf. It is currently 7:36 AM in Düsseldorf and 6:36 AM in Edinburgh.

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

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Eurowings, Lufthansa, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 2163+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs .

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