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There are 2 ways to get from Edinburgh to Kiruna by plane or train

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Fly  •  12h 11m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Kiruna (KRN) EDI - KRN

630 kr - 2792 kr

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Train  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal Eil
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf Ic
  4. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Stockholm Centralstation
  5. Take the train from Stockholm Centralstation to Kiruna station

Edinburgh to Kiruna by train

The train journey time between Edinburgh and Kiruna is around 3 days 6h and covers a distance of around 4337 km. The fastest train normally takes 3 days 1h. Operated by LNER, Eurostar, Dutch Railways (NS) and others, the Edinburgh to Kiruna train service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Kiruna station. Typically three trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3 days 6h
Fastest train time:
3 days 1h
Train distance:
4337 km
Trains per week:
3
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
228 kg CO2

First and last trains

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Kiruna train schedules

United Kingdom → Sweden
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International entry into Sweden from United Kingdom

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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Sweden, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Australia, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Sweden from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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Rules to follow in Sweden

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Sweden from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kiruna is 11313.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kiruna is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Kiruna is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 11313.

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

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Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Kiruna is to fly which costs £50 - £240 and takes 12h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Kiruna is to fly which costs £50 - £240 and takes 12h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Kiruna station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Kiruna station via London St Pancras Eurostar, Amsterdam Centraal, Berlin Hbf and Stockholm Centralstation. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5h.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Kiruna is 1783 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Kiruna without a car is to train which takes 2 days 5h and costs .

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It takes approximately 12h 11m to get from Edinburgh to Kiruna, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Kiruna is to fly which takes 12h 11m and costs £50 - £240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 5h.

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There is no direct flight from Edinburgh Airport to Kiruna Airport. The quickest flight takes 14h 15m and has one stopover.

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Kiruna is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 8:27 AM in Edinburgh and 9:27 AM in Kiruna.

Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Kiruna.
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  • Distance: 1782.7 km
  • Duration: 12h 11m

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

Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines and nine other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Kiruna 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Kiruna via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, Amsterdam Centraal, Berlin Hbf, and Stockholm Centralstation in around 2 days 5h.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Kiruna via Berlin Brandenburg Apt, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
490 kr - 2600 kr
Flights from Edinburgh to Kiruna via Copenhagen, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
1800 kr - 8000 kr
Flights from Edinburgh to Kiruna via Paris CDG, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2700 kr - 9000 kr
Flights from Edinburgh to Kiruna via Amsterdam Schiphol, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
12h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2400 kr - 7500 kr
Flights from Edinburgh to Kiruna via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1200 kr - 3800 kr
Flights from Edinburgh to Kiruna via Helsinki, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
2400 kr - 9000 kr
Flights from Edinburgh to Kiruna via Riga, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
2400 kr - 7500 kr
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Kiruna via Amsterdam Schiphol, Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
2700 kr - 7500 kr
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
600 kr - 4600 kr
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
600 kr - 850 kr
Anytime Day Single
2000 kr - 2900 kr
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
3200 kr - 4600 kr
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 Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
500 kr - 1200 kr
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
500 kr - 750 kr
1st Class
850 kr - 1200 kr
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Berlin Hbf to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
19h 18m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
550 kr - 700 kr
Website
Snälltåget
Vy Nattåg
Phone
0771-444 111
Email
servicecenter@vy.se
Website
norrtag.se
Train from Stockholm Centralstation to Kiruna station
Ave. Duration
15h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Vy Nattåg

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Edinburgh to Kiruna train services, operated by Vy Nattåg, arrive at Kiruna station.

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Ryanair, Eurowings, Norwegian Air Shuttle and five other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Kiruna Airport.

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There are 14+ hotels available in Kiruna. Prices start at 1000 kr SEK 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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