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There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to Berlin by plane, train, bus, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly Edinburgh to Berlin Tegel  •  5h 4m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) EDI - TXL

144€ - 310€

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Fly Edinburgh to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  5h 19m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) EDI - BER

43€ - 237€

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Fly Edinburgh to Berlin Schoenefeld  •  5h 3m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) EDI - SXF

49€ - 273€

Train to Glasgow, fly to Berlin Schoenefeld  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) GLA - SXF

143€ - 799€

Train via Cologne  •  15h 33m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Hagen Hbf Ice / ...
  5. Take the train from Hagen Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice

289€ - 1079€

Train  •  16h 47m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal Eil
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf Ic

237€ - 904€

Train, bus  •  29h 56m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Żary
  3. Take the train from Zary to Berlin-Lichtenberg Os

Drive, car ferry  •  24h 35m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne
  2. Take the car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to IJmuiden
  3. Drive from IJmuiden to Berlin

130€ - 323€

Bus  •  34h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London, London Victoria Coach Station to Dortmund 080
  3. Take the bus from Dortmund to Berlin, Berlin Südkreuz

76€ - 97€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  16h 51m

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

326€ - 421€

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Berlin is to bus which costs £65 - £90 and takes 34h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Berlin is to fly which costs £40 - £250 and takes 5h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Berlin station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Berlin, Berlin central bus station via London, London Victoria Coach Station, Dortmund and Berlin, Berlin Südkreuz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Berlin Hbf via London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf and Hagen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 33m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Berlin is 1141 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Berlin without a car is to train via Cologne which takes 15h 33m and costs £260 - £1,000.

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It takes approximately 5h 4m to get from Edinburgh to Berlin, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Berlin bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Berlin train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Berlin is to fly which takes 5h 4m and costs £130 - £280. Alternatively, you can train via Cologne, which costs £260 - £1,000 and takes 15h 33m, you could also bus, which costs £65 - £90 and takes 34h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 1141.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 4m

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

easyJet, Eurowings and three other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Berlin every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Berlin Hbf via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf, and Hagen Hbf in around 15h 33m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Edinburgh to Berlin Tegel via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Flights from Edinburgh to Berlin Tegel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Flights from Edinburgh to Berlin Schoenefeld via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
120€ - 270€
Flights from Edinburgh to Berlin Schoenefeld via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 270€
Flights from Edinburgh to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Edinburgh to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Glasgow to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from Glasgow to Berlin Schoenefeld via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 300€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Berlin Tegel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
160€ - 300€
Flights from Edinburgh to Berlin Tegel via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 300€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Berlin Tegel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Berlin Tegel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
250€ - 550€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
360€ - 19000€
Air Leisure
Website
air-leisure.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 310€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 400€
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
12€ - 35€
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
27€ - 35€
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 430€
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
55€ - 80€
Anytime Day Single
190€ - 270€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
300€ - 430€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 350€
Standard
100€ - 130€
Standard Premier
150€ - 190€
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 360€
Standard
130€ - 170€
Standard Premier
180€ - 240€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hagen Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
65€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hagen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
National Express Rail
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 120€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
50€ - 70€
1st Class
85€ - 120€
Koleje Dolnośląskie
Phone
61- 27-92-700
Email
biuro@koleje-wielkopolskie.com.pl
Website
kolejedolnoslaskie.pl
Train from Zary to Berlin-Lichtenberg
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Koleje Dolnośląskie
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
146€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Żary
Ave. Duration
19h 29m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
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
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
National Express
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 London, London Victoria Coach Station to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dortmund to Berlin, Berlin Südkreuz
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to IJmuiden
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 160€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
22€ - 28€
Reclining Seat
34€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
52€
2-bed inside cabin
100€ - 140€

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Edinburgh to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin, Berlin Südkreuz station.

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Berlin is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 10:52 PM in Edinburgh and 11:52 PM in Berlin.

Edinburgh to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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KLM, British Airways, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport.

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There are 1511+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 29 min and costs £1 - £6.

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