There are 12 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Eurostar

$143 - $343

Cheapest option

Fly Edinburgh to Nice  •  5 h 54 min

  1. EDI - NCE

$64 - $320

10 alternative options

Train, bus  •  17 h 24 min

  1. Ouibus

$263 - $400

Bus  •  19 h 39 min

  1. National Express / ...
  2. 700 / ...

$64 - $141

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  10 h 59 min

$305 - $367

Drive, car ferry  •  12 h 6 min

$156 - $234

Fly Edinburgh to Paris CDG  •  5 h 7 min

  1. EDI - CDG

$72 - $228

Fly Edinburgh to Nantes  •  4 h 54 min

  1. EDI - NTE

$92 - $328

Fly Edinburgh to Paris Orly  •  5 h 11 min

  1. EDI - ORY

$68 - $320

Train to Glasgow, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 43 min

  1. GLA - CDG

$96 - $260

Fly Edinburgh to Basel, train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. EDI - BSL

$68 - $219

Train to Newcastle, fly to Paris CDG  •  6 h 31 min

  1. NCL - CDG

$121 - $362

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 RER in around 7 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Paris via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Paris, Paris, and Gare De Bercy - Popb in around 19 h 39 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris Orly via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Edinburgh to Nice via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Edinburgh to Nice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Newcastle to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
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 45 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Nice
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Edinburgh to Nice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Edinburgh to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Edinburgh to Nice via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Edinburgh to Nice via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Newcastle to Paris CDG via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Edinburgh to Nantes via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Edinburgh to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
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 Cardiff
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Edinburgh to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
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 Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Edinburgh to Nantes via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Edinburgh to Nice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Newcastle to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $8,000
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Train operators
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$60 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Eurostar
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
$176
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
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from St-Louis (Haut-Rhin) to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$30 - $55
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and France is 1097 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to France is to bus which costs £45 - £110 and takes 19 h 39 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to France is to fly which takes 4 h 54 min and costs £65 - £250.

No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to France. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Paris St-Michel via London St. Pancras International and Paris Nord RER. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 9 min.

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 39 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to get from Edinburgh to France, including transfers.