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There are 8 ways to get from Edinburgh to Grugapark by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car ferry, night bus or car train

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Fly to Dusseldorf  •  5h 27m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dusseldorf (DUS) EDI - DUS

€79 - €237

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  20h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Duisburg

€36 - €112

6 alternative options

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 57m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Frankfurt (FRA) EDI - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf

€71 - €222

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7h 54m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) EDI - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf

€62 - €266

Train  •  11h 22m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf Ice / ...

€206 - €1010

Drive, car ferry  •  20h 33m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne
  2. Take the car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to Amsterdam IJmuiden
  3. Drive from Amsterdam IJmuiden to Grugapark

€132 - €327

Night bus, bus  •  24h 33m

  1. Take the night bus from Edinburgh Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
  3. Take the night bus from Brussels South to Essen central train station N79

€58 - €74

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  12h 22m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Grugapark

€275 - €335

Edinburgh to Grugapark by train, subway and walk

The journey time between Edinburgh and Grugapark is around 12h 54m and covers a distance of around 1305 km. The fastest journey normally takes 11h 1m. Services are operated by LNER, Eurostar, Thalys and others. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
12h 54m
Fastest journey time:
11h 1m
Journey distance:
1305 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
68 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:24
Last service departs at:
17:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Grugapark train, subway and walk schedules

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  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Grugapark is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Grugapark is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Grugapark is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Germany.

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The most affordable way to get from Edinburgh to Grugapark is to bus and bus and ferry, which costs £30 - £100 and takes 20h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Grugapark is to fly which costs £65 - £210 and takes 5h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Grugapark. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Essen Messe W.-Süd/Gruga via London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf and Essen Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 22m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Grugapark is 837 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Grugapark without a car is to train which takes 11h 22m and costs £170 - £900.

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It takes approximately 5h 27m to get from Edinburgh to Grugapark, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Grugapark is to fly which takes 5h 27m and costs £65 - £210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £170 - £900 and takes 11h 22m.

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

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Grugapark is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 9:21 AM in Edinburgh and 10:21 AM in Grugapark.

Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Grugapark.
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  • Distance: 837 km
  • Duration: 5h 27m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Grugapark, Germany?

Eurowings, KLM and two other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Grugapark 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Grugapark via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf, Essen Hbf, Essen Hauptbahnhof, and Essen Messe W.-Süd/Gruga in around 11h 22m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €290
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €350
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €410
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €280
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €360
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €310
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€60 - €270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €250
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €19
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€14 - €19
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€17 - €24
1st Class
€28 - €40
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €450
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€60 - €85
Anytime Day Single
€200 - €280
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€310 - €450
Eurostar
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €85
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€55 - €75
Premium
€60 - €85
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€13 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne central station to Essen central station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Flixtrain
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
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
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Edinburgh Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Brussels South to Essen central train station
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
RegioJet
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to Amsterdam IJmuiden
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €250
Website
dfds.co.uk
4-bed inside cabin
€100 - €240
2-bed inside cabin
€80 - €250
2-bed sea view cabin
€120 - €240
4 berth commodore cabin
€240 - €320
3-bed Commodore De Luxe double bed
€300 - €380
Standard Car (extra fee)
€130

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Edinburgh to Grugapark train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Essen Hbf station.

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Eurowings, Lufthansa, KLM and British Airways offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 275+ hotels available in Grugapark. Prices start at €75 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 £1 - £6.

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