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

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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Train LNER  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar

$136 - $331

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Bus  •  19 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris Centre - Bercy Ouibus

$53 - $68

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Train via Sheffield  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar

$214 - $513

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Paris

$300 - $362

Drive, car ferry  •  11 h 21 min

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

$155 - $234

Fly Edinburgh to Paris CDG  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Paris CDG (CDG) EDI - CDG

$71 - $228

Fly Edinburgh to Nantes  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Nantes (NTE) EDI - NTE

$91 - $328

Fly Edinburgh to Paris Orly  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Paris Orly (ORY) EDI - ORY

$67 - $320

Train to Glasgow, fly to Paris CDG  •  6 h 33 min

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

$96 - $260

Train to Newcastle, fly to Paris CDG  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Paris CDG (CDG) NCL - CDG

$120 - $359

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to France is to bus which costs £40 - £55 and takes 19 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to France is to fly which costs £70 - £260 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to France. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Notre-Dame - Quai De Montebello via London and Gare De Bercy - Popb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to France. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame via London St. Pancras International and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 12 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and France is 686 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to France without a car is to train which takes 7 h 12 min and costs £100 - £260.

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It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to get from Edinburgh to France, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to France is to train which takes 7 h 12 min and costs £100 - £260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £55 and takes 19 h 48 min, you could also fly, which costs £55 - £180 and takes 5 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to France.
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  • Distance: 685.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 12 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and France?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Paris via London Kings Cross, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, and Paris Nord in around 7 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Paris via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Paris Centre - Bercy, and Gare De Bercy - Popb in around 19 h 48 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Edinburgh to Nantes via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris Orly via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Newcastle to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newcastle to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Edinburgh to Nantes via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Newcastle to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Newcastle to Paris CDG via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris Orly via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from Newcastle to Paris CDG via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Newcastle to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Nantes via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Newcastle to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Edinburgh to Nantes via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Newcastle to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Edinburgh to Nantes via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Nantes via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Eurostar
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $170
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
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
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 to Paris Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Edinburgh to France bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Paris Centre - Bercy station.

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France is 1 h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 8:23 PM in Edinburgh and 9:23 PM in France.

Edinburgh to France train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Paris Nord Eurostar station.

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Aer Lingus, Lufthansa, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in France. Prices start at $66 USD 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 £3 - £5.

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