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

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Fly Raleigh/Durham to Edinburgh  •  13h 25m

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Edinburgh (EDI) RDU - EDI

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Train to Washington Dulles, fly to Edinburgh  •  18h 12m

  1. Take the train from Durham Amtrak Station to Alexandria
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Edinburgh (EDI) IAD - EDI

3 alternative options

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Glasgow, train  •  14h 2m

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Glasgow (GLA) RDU - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

Bus to Richmond, fly to Edinburgh  •  16h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Durham, NC to Richmond
  2. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Edinburgh (EDI) RIC - EDI

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle, train  •  17h 49m

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Newcastle (NCL) RDU - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
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The cheapest way to get from Durham to Edinburgh is to train and fly which costs $340 - $700 and takes 18h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Durham to Edinburgh is to fly which costs $390 - $1,000 and takes 13h 25m.

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The distance between Durham and Edinburgh is 3698 miles.

It takes approximately 13h 25m to get from Durham to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Edinburgh Airport. The quickest flight takes 10h 2m and has one stopover.

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Edinburgh is 5h ahead of Durham. It is currently 9:34 PM in Durham and 2:34 AM in Edinburgh.

American Airlines, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and three other airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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Map of how to get from Durham to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 3698.2 miles
  • Duration: 13h 25m

What companies run services between Durham, NC, USA and Edinburgh, Scotland?

United Airlines, Air Canada and 10 other airlines fly from Durham to Edinburgh hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Edinburgh via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£340 - £2,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Edinburgh via Boston
Ave. Duration
11h 44m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£340 - £2,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Edinburgh via New York La Guardia, Boston
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£340 - £2,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Edinburgh via Orlando
Ave. Duration
13h 48m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
£900 - £1,800
Flights from Richmond to Edinburgh via Boston
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£350 - £2,000
Flights from Richmond to Edinburgh via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
12h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£350 - £2,000
Flights from Richmond to Edinburgh via New York La Guardia, Boston
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£350 - £2,000
Flights from Richmond to Edinburgh via Detroit, Boston
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£390 - £2,300
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£390 - £2,300
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle via Detroit, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£400 - £2,500
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle via Atlanta, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£430 - £2,600
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle via Boston, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£400 - £1,900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle via Atlanta, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £1,700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Edinburgh via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£300 - £1,700
Virgin Atlantic
Website
virginatlantic.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Edinburgh via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£340 - £2,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Edinburgh via Boston
Ave. Duration
11h 44m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£340 - £2,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Edinburgh via Orlando
Ave. Duration
13h 48m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
£900 - £1,800
Flights from Richmond to Edinburgh via Boston
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£350 - £2,000
Flights from Richmond to Edinburgh via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
12h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£350 - £2,000
Flights from Richmond to Edinburgh via Detroit, Boston
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£390 - £2,300
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£390 - £2,300
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle via Detroit, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£400 - £2,500
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle via Atlanta, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£440 - £2,300
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle via Boston, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£400 - £1,900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle via Atlanta, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £1,700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Edinburgh via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£300 - £1,700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Edinburgh via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£340 - £2,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Edinburgh via Boston
Ave. Duration
11h 44m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£340 - £2,000
Flights from Richmond to Edinburgh via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
12h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£350 - £2,000
Flights from Richmond to Edinburgh via Detroit, Boston
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£390 - £2,300
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle via Detroit, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£400 - £2,500
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle via Atlanta, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£440 - £2,300
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle via Boston, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£400 - £1,900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Edinburgh via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£300 - £1,700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Edinburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
10h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£1,100 - £2,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Edinburgh via Toronto
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£1,200 - £2,500
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Edinburgh via Newark
Ave. Duration
12h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£1,100 - £2,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Edinburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
16h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£1,100 - £2,100
Flights from Richmond to Edinburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£360 - £1,100
Flights from Richmond to Edinburgh via Newark
Ave. Duration
10h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£360 - £1,100
Flights from Richmond to Edinburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£410 - £1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £1,700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Edinburgh via Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£550 - £3,500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Edinburgh via Newark
Ave. Duration
9h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £1,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£1,100 - £2,500
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£370 - £1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Glasgow via New York JFK, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
12h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£1,200 - £2,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£360 - £1,300
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle via New York JFK, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
13h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£430 - £1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle via Philadelphia, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£360 - £1,300
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle via Charlotte, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£370 - £1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle via Boston, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£430 - £1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£600 - £1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Edinburgh via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£340 - £2,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Edinburgh via Boston
Ave. Duration
11h 44m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£340 - £2,000
Flights from Richmond to Edinburgh via Boston
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£350 - £2,000
Flights from Richmond to Edinburgh via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
12h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£350 - £2,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£390 - £2,300
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle via Atlanta, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£500 - £1,700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Edinburgh via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£300 - £1,700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£1,100 - £2,500
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£370 - £1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Glasgow via New York JFK, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
12h 23m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£370 - £1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£360 - £1,300
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newcastle via New York JFK, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
12h 8m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£360 - £1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£600 - £1,200
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Edinburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
10h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£1,100 - £2,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Edinburgh via Toronto
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£1,200 - £2,500
Flights from Richmond to Edinburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£410 - £1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£550 - £1,700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Edinburgh via Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£550 - £3,500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Glasgow via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£500 - £1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Glasgow via Boston, Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£500 - £1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Glasgow via Newark, Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£500 - £1,400
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Glasgow via Boston, Dublin
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£500 - £1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£380 - £1,100
Icelandair
Website
icelandair.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Glasgow via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£500 - £1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Glasgow via Boston, Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£500 - £1,400
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Edinburgh via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£340 - £1,500
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
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
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
TransPennine Express Service
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Durham Amtrak Station to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
£35 - £55
Premium
£180 - £260
Flexi Coach Seat
£65 - £100
Business Seat
£70 - £100
Bus operators

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