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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Edinburgh to Dusseldorf, train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dusseldorf (DUS) EDI - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf

$112 - $430

Cheapest option

Fly Edinburgh to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) EDI - CGN

$72 - $336

8 alternative options

Fly Edinburgh to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 41 min

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

$130 - $427

Train to Glasgow, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 14 min

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

$128 - $392

Fly Edinburgh to Brussels, train  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Brussels (BRU) EDI - BRU
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Köln Hbf

$120 - $334

Train  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf Tha / ...

$164 - $399

Bus  •  20 h 17 min

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

$91 - $175

Train, bus  •  23 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus from Manchester to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport 1920

$168 - $259

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf Tha / ...

$375 - $520

Drive, car ferry  •  13 h 9 min

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

$177 - $259

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

Eurowings flies from Edinburgh to Cologne 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Cologne via London Kings Cross, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Bruxelles Midi in around 9 h 50 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Glasgow to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Glasgow to Dusseldorf via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to Dusseldorf via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $2,500
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Glasgow to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3,400 - $7,500
Flights from Glasgow to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$3,400 - $7,500
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via Southampton
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Glasgow to Dusseldorf via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to Dusseldorf via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to Dusseldorf via Southampton
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Edinburgh to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Glasgow to Dusseldorf via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$17 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $45
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$65 - $95
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$29 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $55
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$70 - $210
Premier
$170 - $250
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $60
Premier
$68 - $71
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$14 - $60
Premier
$35 - $70
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $130
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$183
Website
eurotunnel.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $32
1st Class
$46 - $48
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $22
1st Class
$25 - $40
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$29 - $45
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Aachen
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Aachen to Cologne Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Manchester to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh to Cologne?

The distance between Edinburgh and Cologne is 872 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Cologne?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Cologne is to bus which costs £65 - £130 and takes 20 h 17 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Cologne?

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Cologne is to fly which takes 4 h 35 min and costs £50 - £250.

Is there a direct train between Edinburgh and Cologne?

No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Köln Hbf via London St. Pancras International and Bruxelles Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 50 min.

Is there a direct bus between Edinburgh and Cologne?

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Cologne Hbf via London, Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and Aachen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 17 min.

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh to Cologne?

It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Edinburgh to Cologne, including transfers.