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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Gothenburg by plane, train, car ferry, bus or bus and 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  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Gothenburg (GOT) EDI - GOT

$66 - $225

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Train  •  25 h 6 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 Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  5. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec
  6. Take the train from København H to Göteborg Centralstation

$350 - $623

Train, car ferry  •  32 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabruck Hbf
  4. Take the train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  5. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
  6. Take the car ferry from Kiel to Gothenburg

$258 - $593

Bus, bus and ferry  •  37 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Brussels, Brussels-North station 328 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Copenhagen
  5. Take the bus from Malmö to Gothenburg 613

$166 - $310

Train, bus  •  41 h

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
  3. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Göteborg

$415 - $620

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Gothenburg is to fly which costs £50 - £180 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Gothenburg is to fly which costs £50 - £180 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Gothenburg. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Gothenburg via London Victoria, Lille, Brussels, Brussels-North station, Copenhagen and Malmö. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Gothenburg station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Göteborg Centralstation via London St. Pancras International, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hbf, Hamburg Hbf and København H. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 6 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Gothenburg is 588 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Gothenburg without a car is to train which takes 25 h 6 min and costs £260 - £480.

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Edinburgh to Gothenburg, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Gothenburg is to fly which takes 4 h 50 min and costs £50 - £180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £260 - £480 and takes 25 h 6 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Gothenburg.
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  • Distance: 588 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Gothenburg, Sweden?

Ryanair, Brussels Airlines and four other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Gothenburg every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Gothenburg via London Kings Cross, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hbf, Hamburg Hbf, and København H in around 25 h 6 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Gothenburg via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Gothenburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Gothenburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Gothenburg via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Gothenburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Gothenburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
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 London St. Pancras Int. to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$90 - $310
Premier
$230 - $350
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 Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Öresundståg
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from København H to Göteborg Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Osnabrück, Osnabrück central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Virgin West Coast Trains
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
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lille to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $60
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Göteborg
Ave. Duration
23 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Malmö to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus4You
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Malmö Norra Vallgatan to Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nettbuss.sesok-kopbus4you
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 - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Kiel to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$59
Small Car
$59

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

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

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Gothenburg is 1 h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 1:50 PM in Edinburgh and 2:50 PM in Gothenburg.

Edinburgh to Gothenburg train services, operated by Öresundståg, arrive at Göteborg Centralstation.

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Scandinavian Airlines, Lufthansa, British Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Gothenburg Airport.

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There are 178+ hotels available in Gothenburg. Prices start at $73 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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