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.

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Train  •  7 h 9 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

$134 - $318

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Bus  •  19 h 17 min

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

$53 - $67

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Train, bus  •  15 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700 / ...

$260 - $401

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

$296 - $358

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

$154 - $234

Fly Edinburgh to Paris CDG  •  5 h 7 min

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

$71 - $228

Fly Edinburgh to Nantes  •  4 h 54 min

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

$91 - $328

Fly Edinburgh to Paris Orly  •  5 h 9 min

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

$67 - $320

Train to Glasgow, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 44 min

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

$95 - $259

Fly Edinburgh to Nice  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Nice (NCE) EDI - NCE

$63 - $320

Train to Newcastle, fly to Paris CDG  •  6 h 30 min

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

$119 - $357

Fly Edinburgh to Basel, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Basel (BSL) EDI - BSL
  2. Take the train from St-Louis (Haut-Rhin) to Strasbourg

$66 - $214

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to France is to bus which costs £40 - £55 and takes 19 h 17 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 54 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and France is 686 miles.

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

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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 17 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 St Michel Nd Rer B via London St. Pancras International and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 9 min.

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Eurowings, Flybe, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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Edinburgh to France train services, operated by LNER, arrive at London Kings Cross station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to France.
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  • Distance: 685.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 9 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 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Paris via London Victoria, London, Paris City Centre - Bercy, and Gare De Bercy - Popb in around 19 h 17 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 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 Nantes via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris Orly via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
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 Nice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Edinburgh to Nice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Newcastle to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
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
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Nantes via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $440
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 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Edinburgh to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
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 Newcastle to Paris CDG via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
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 Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
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
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 Glasgow to Paris CDG via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 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 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
Flights from Newcastle to Paris CDG via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
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 Glasgow to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Edinburgh to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 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
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Edinburgh to Nantes via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Edinburgh to Nice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Newcastle to Paris CDG via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
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
Flights from Edinburgh to Nice via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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 Glasgow to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $8,000
Flights from Edinburgh to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
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, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Newcastle to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $2,000
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Edinburgh to Nantes via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$55 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$24 - $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
$167
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
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 St-Louis (Haut-Rhin) to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
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 City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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