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There are 7 ways to get from Edinburgh to Benest by train, night bus, bus and ferry, bus, car, car train, car ferry, plane or taxi

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Train  •  13h 11m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy Eil
  3. Take the train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Poitiers Tgv
  4. Take the train from Poitiers to St Saviol Ter

€344 - €1070

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Fly from Edinburgh, taxi  •  8h 26m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Limoges (LIG) EDI - LIG
  2. Take a taxi from Limoges to Benest

€168 - €337

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Night bus, bus and ferry, train  •  20h 43m

  1. Take the night bus from Edinburgh Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Poitiers Tgv
  4. Take the train from Poitiers to St Saviol Ter

€192 - €260

Bus  •  26h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Limoges 705
  4. Take the bus from Limoges-Gare Des Benedictins to ROUMAZIERES-MARCHE RD161 Encoche

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  15h 4m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Benest

€308 - €388

Drive, car ferry  •  16h 20m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Benest

€182 - €267

Train to Glasgow, fly, taxi  •  8h 49m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Limoges (LIG) GLA - LIG
  3. Take a taxi from Limoges to Benest

€212 - €425

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Benest is 800 130 000.

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Benest is to drive and car ferry which costs £150 - £230 and takes 16h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Benest is to fly and taxi which costs £140 - £290 and takes 8h 26m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Benest is 1131 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Benest without a car is to train which takes 13h 11m and costs £290 - £950.

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It takes approximately 13h 11m to get from Edinburgh to Benest, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Benest is to train which takes 13h 11m and costs £290 - £950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 26h 43m.

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There is no direct flight from Edinburgh Airport to Limoges Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 10m and has one stopover.

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Benest is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 11:58 PM in Edinburgh and 12:58 AM in Benest.

Loganair, Volotea, Chalair Aviation and four other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Limoges Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Benest. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Benest.
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  • Distance: 1131.1 km
  • Duration: 13h 11m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Benest, France?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Benest via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, Marne La Vallee Chessy, Poitiers, and St Saviol in around 13h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Benest via London Victoria Coach Station, London Victoria, Paris Bercy, Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine, Limoges, Limoges-Gare Des Benedictins, and ROUMAZIERES-MARCHE RD161 Encoche in around 26h 43m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Limoges via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Flights from Edinburgh to Limoges via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Flights from Edinburgh to Limoges via London Heathrow, Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Glasgow to Limoges via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€110 - €210
Flights from Glasgow to Limoges via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €210
Flights from Glasgow to Limoges via London Heathrow, Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Limoges via Southampton
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €470
Flights from Glasgow to Limoges via Southampton
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Limoges via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Edinburgh to Limoges via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€180 - €900
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 - €290
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€320 - €450
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €80
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€60 - €75
1st Class
€65 - €80
Train from Lille Europe to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €120
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €180
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Poitiers to St Saviol
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€8 - €12
Rail 1st Class
€14 - €21
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€154
Website
Eurotunnel
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€12 - €18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€27 - €35
Bus operators
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
Night bus from Edinburgh Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Limoges
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
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 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
National Express
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
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Limoges
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Blablabus
CITRAM Charente
Phone
05.45.25.99.99
Email
infos@citram-charente.fr
Website
citram-charente.fr
Bus from Limoges-Gare Des Benedictins to ROUMAZIERES-MARCHE RD161 Encoche
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
citram-charente.fr
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Limoges to Benest
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
€140 - €170
Taxi Sofie
Phone
+33 6 07 30 43 49
Website
facebook.com
Limoges Taxis
Phone
+33 5 55 38 38 38
Website
taxis87.com
Hocine Kamel
Phone
+33 9 52 77 19 02

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