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

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Train  •  15h 42m

  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 Rennes Tgv
  4. Take the train from Rennes to Quimper Tgv / ...

€321 - €1059

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Fly Edinburgh to Quimper  •  12h 48m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Quimper (UIP) EDI - UIP

€35 - €162

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  28h 48m

  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 Quimper

€63 - €87

Train, bus  •  30h 13m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, Navigation Street to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M11
  3. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  4. Take the bus from Paris to Quimper

€211 - €586

Drive, car ferry  •  16h 46m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to Concarneau

€147 - €250

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  15h

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

€305 - €385

Train to Glasgow, fly to Quimper  •  16h 32m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Quimper (UIP) GLA - UIP

€95 - €520

Fly Edinburgh to Nantes, train  •  9h 54m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Nantes (NTE) EDI - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Rosporden

€51 - €144

Fly Edinburgh to Rennes, train  •  12h 6m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Rennes (RNS) EDI - RNS
  2. Take the train from Rennes to Quimper

€117 - €375

Fly Edinburgh to Brest, train  •  11h 46m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Brest (BES) EDI - BES
  2. Take the train from Brest to Quimper

€50 - €200

Edinburgh to Concarneau by train and bus

The journey time between Edinburgh and Concarneau is around 27h 16m and covers a distance of around 1790 km. The fastest journey normally takes 24h 34m. Operated by LNER, Eurostar, TGV inOui and others, the Edinburgh to Concarneau service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Gare SNCF. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
27h 16m
Fastest journey time:
24h 34m
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€292
Carbon emissions:
96 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:40
Last service departs at:
17:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Concarneau train and bus schedules

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  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Concarneau is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Concarneau is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Concarneau is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £50 - £75 and takes 28h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Concarneau is to fly and train which costs £40 - £130 and takes 9h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Concarneau. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Le Port via London, Lille and Gare Routière SNCF. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 48m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Concarneau is 899 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Concarneau without a car is to train which takes 15h 42m and costs £270 - £950.

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It takes approximately 15h 42m to get from Edinburgh to Concarneau, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Concarneau is to train which takes 15h 42m and costs £270 - £950. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £30 - £140 and takes 12h 48m.

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There is no direct flight from Edinburgh Airport to Quimper Airport. The quickest flight takes 13h 45m and has one stopover.

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Edinburgh to Concarneau bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Quimper station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Concarneau.
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  • Distance: 899.4 km
  • Duration: 15h 42m

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Concarneau via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, Marne La Vallee Chessy, Rennes, Quimper, and Gare Routière SNCF in around 15h 42m. Alternatively, British Airways, Transavia France and five other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Concarneau twice daily.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Quimper via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €370
Flights from Edinburgh to Quimper via Geneva, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Flights from Edinburgh to Quimper via Marseille, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Glasgow to Quimper via Marseille, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Edinburgh to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €330
Flights from Edinburgh to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Flights from Edinburgh to Rennes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€80 - €300
Flights from Edinburgh to Brest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Quimper via London City
Ave. Duration
14h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €340
Flights from Edinburgh to Quimper via Dublin, London City
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €370
Flights from Glasgow to Quimper via London City
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€80 - €370
Flights from Glasgow to Quimper via Dublin, London City
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €390
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €330
Flights from Edinburgh to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €400
Flights from Edinburgh to Rennes via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €400
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Edinburgh to Quimper via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €370
Flights from Edinburgh to Quimper via Geneva, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Flights from Edinburgh to Brest via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€29 - €150
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rennes via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€21 - €85
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rennes via Nice
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €330
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rennes via Southampton
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€230 - €700
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brest via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €430
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
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €95
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€7 - €10
Anytime Day Single
€40 - €60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€60 - €95
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 Rennes
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€65 - €80
1st Class
€70 - €90
Train from Rennes to Quimper
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €60
1st Class
€45 - €60
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 Rennes
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€110 - €200
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 Rennes to Quimper
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€29 - €60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€29 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
Train from Nantes to Rosporden
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€28 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
Train from Brest to Quimper
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€13 - €20
Rail 1st Class
€21 - €35
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€170 - €420
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€170 - €210
Anytime Day 1st Class
€290 - €420
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€35 - €45
Anytime Day 1st Class
€95 - €140
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
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€12 - €17
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€27 - €35
Bus operators
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 Quimper
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Quimper
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Megabus 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 London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €70
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
€26 - €35
Car
€50 - €70

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Concarneau is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 9:12 AM in Edinburgh and 10:12 AM in Concarneau.

Transavia France, Aer Lingus, easyJet and four other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Quimper Airport.

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There are 105+ hotels available in Concarneau. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £1 - £6.

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