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There are 8 ways to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Paris by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly to Paris CDG  •  2h 33m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Paris CDG (CDG) EDI - CDG

€53 - €256

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  19h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris 802 / ...

€40 - €57

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Fly to Paris Orly  •  2h 40m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Paris Orly (ORY) EDI - ORY

€66 - €328

Fly to Beauvais, bus  •  6h 5m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Beauvais (BVA) EDI - BVA
  2. Take the bus from Paris Beauvais Airport to Paris Porte Maillot

€43 - €164

Train  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil

€172 - €807

Train, bus  •  16h 18m

  1. Take the train from Haymarket to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy

€220 - €655

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  10h 56m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Paris

€262 - €312

Drive, car ferry  •  12h 16m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Paris

€131 - €196

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Paris by tram, walk and train

The journey time between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Paris is around 11h 17m and covers a distance of around 1091 km. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 29m. Operated by Edinburgh Trams, LNER and Eurostar, the Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Paris service departs from Edinburgh Airport and arrives in Paris Nord. Typically 25 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
11h 17m
Fastest journey time:
7h 29m
Services per week:
25
Cheapest price:
€172
Carbon emissions:
57 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:48
Last service departs at:
22:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Paris tram, walk and train schedules

Tram services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Australia, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea and Vatican
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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paris is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Paris is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Paris is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from France.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Paris is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £30 - £50 and takes 19h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Paris is to fly which costs £45 - £220 and takes 2h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Paris. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh Airport and arriving at Paris via Edinburgh, London and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Paris. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh Airport and arriving at Paris Nord via Edinburgh and London St Pancras Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 47m.

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The distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Paris is 878 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Paris without a car is to train which takes 8h 47m and costs £140 - £700.

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It takes approximately 2h 33m to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Paris, including transfers.

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Paris bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Paris train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Paris is to fly which takes 2h 33m and costs £45 - £220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £140 - £700 and takes 8h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Paris.
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  • Distance: 878 km
  • Duration: 2h 33m

What companies run services between Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Scotland and Paris, France?

easyJet, Air France and four other airlines fly from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Paris every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Paris via Edinburgh, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, London Kings Cross, and London St Pancras Eurostar in around 8h 47m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €250
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Beauvais via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €150
Flights from Edinburgh to Beauvais via Poznan
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Flights from Edinburgh to Beauvais via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris Orly via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€90 - €190
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €290
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €370
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €450
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€60 - €85
Anytime Day Single
€200 - €280
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€310 - €450
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Aéroport Paris Beauvais
Phone
0892 68 20 66
Website
aeroportparisbeauvais.com
Bus from Paris Beauvais Airport to Paris Porte Maillot
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16
Website
Aéroport Paris Beauvais
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€46
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
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 Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris station.

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Paris is 1h ahead of Edinburgh Airport (EDI). It is currently 9:57 PM in Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and 10:57 PM in Paris.

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Paris train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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easyJet, Lufthansa, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 2403+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at €75 per night.

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