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There are 7 ways to get from Edinburgh to Frankfurt am Main 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 from Edinburgh  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Frankfurt (FRA) EDI - FRA

$100 - $382

Cheapest option

Bus  •  23 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt

$73 - $100

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Train to Glasgow, fly  •  6 h 13 min

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

$125 - $404

Train  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  4. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Frankfurt Ice / ...

$210 - $418

Train, bus  •  21 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord
  3. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 328 / ...

$271 - $417

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  15 h 48 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
  5. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice

$416 - $583

Drive, car ferry  •  14 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Frankfurt am Main

$200 - $294

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs £55 - £80 and takes 23 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs £75 - £300 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Frankfurt via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Frankfurt via London St. Pancras International, Brussels Midi-Zuid and Koln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 39 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Frankfurt am Main is 640 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 11 h 39 min and costs £160 - £330.

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Edinburgh to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 4 h 48 min and costs £75 - £300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £160 - £330 and takes 11 h 39 min, you could also bus, which costs £55 - £80 and takes 23 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 639.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Lufthansa, KLM and three other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Frankfurt am Main every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Frankfurt am Main via London Kings Cross, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hauptbahnhof, and Koln Hbf in around 11 h 39 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Glasgow to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Glasgow to Frankfurt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to Frankfurt via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Glasgow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $8,000
Flights from Glasgow to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $8,000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Frankfurt via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Train operators
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
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
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
Train from Koln Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
regiojet.com
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
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 Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
elines.cz
Ferry operators

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

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Edinburgh to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by Eurolines CZ, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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Frankfurt am Main is 1 h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 7:11 AM in Edinburgh and 8:11 AM in Frankfurt am Main.

Edinburgh to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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Eurowings, Air France, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 681+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $55 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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