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.

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Fly Edinburgh to Dusseldorf, train  •  5 h 19 min

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

$83 - $413

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Bus  •  21 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport 815 / ...

$63 - $94

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Fly Edinburgh to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 39 min

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

$70 - $334

Train to Glasgow, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 16 min

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

$97 - $374

Fly Edinburgh to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 48 min

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

$124 - $421

Fly Edinburgh to Brussels, train  •  7 h 13 min

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

$113 - $347

Train  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Brussels - Midi Est
  3. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice

$168 - $346

Train, bus  •  17 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from Londýn, Victoria Green Line Station to Brusel, Gare du Midi Rj
  3. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice

$287 - $439

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  14 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  4. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice

$368 - $504

Drive, car ferry  •  12 h 24 min

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

$174 - $254

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Cologne is to bus which costs £45 - £75 and takes 21 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Cologne is to fly which costs £55 - £270 and takes 4 h 39 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Cologne is 545 miles.

It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Edinburgh to Cologne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Köln Hauptbahnhof via London St. Pancras International and Brussels Midi-Zuid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 51 min.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 545 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 19 min

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, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, and Brussels Midi-Zuid in around 9 h 51 min.

Airlines
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 London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
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 Glasgow to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to Dusseldorf via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
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 Frankfurt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
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 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, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Glasgow to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
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 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 Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
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
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday 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, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $190
Premier
$150 - $220
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Virgin West Coast Trains
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
$167
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Londýn, Victoria Green Line Station to Brusel, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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