There are 11 ways to get from Edinburgh to Pau by train, night bus, 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  •  13h 10m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Pau Tgv

260€ - 565€

Cheapest option

Fly Edinburgh to Biarritz, train  •  9h 26m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Biarritz (BIQ) EDI - BIQ
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Pau

55€ - 786€

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Night bus, bus  •  31h 2m

  1. Take the night bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M20
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 450
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Bayonne Quai de Lesseps 310 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Bayonne to Pau 786

106€ - 180€

Bus  •  32h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Irun
  3. Take the bus from Irun to Pau

116€ - 217€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  17h 54m

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

373€ - 482€

Drive, car ferry  •  19h 22m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Pau

240€ - 363€

Fly Edinburgh to Pau  •  8h 43m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Pau (PUF) EDI - PUF

132€ - 247€

Fly Edinburgh to Toulouse, train  •  9h 4m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Toulouse (TLS) EDI - TLS
  2. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Pau

94€ - 349€

Train to Glasgow, fly to Pau  •  9h 54m

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

113€ - 466€

Train to Newcastle, fly to Pau  •  12h 8m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Pau (PUF) NCL - PUF

177€ - 867€

Fly Edinburgh to Lourdes/Tarbes  •  11h 35m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Lourdes/Tarbes (LDE) EDI - LDE

72€ - 1240€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Pau is to fly and train which costs £45 - £700 and takes 9h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Pau is to fly which costs £110 - £210 and takes 8h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh station to Pau. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arriving at Pau via London, Paris, Gallieni and Bayonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Pau. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Pau via London St Pancras Eurostar, Gare du Nord and Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 10m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Pau is 1421 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Pau without a car is to train which takes 13h 10m and costs £210 - £480.

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It takes approximately 13h 10m to get from Edinburgh to Pau, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Pau bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Edinburgh, Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Pau is to train which takes 13h 10m and costs £210 - £480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £95 - £190 and takes 32h 35m, you could also fly, which costs £110 - £210 and takes 8h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Pau.
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  • Distance: 1421.2 km
  • Duration: 13h 10m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Pau, France?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Pau via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 in around 13h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Pau via London Victoria Coach Station, Londres Victoria Coach Station, and Irun in around 32h 35m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Pau via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Flights from Edinburgh to Pau via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
9h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 300€
Flights from Edinburgh to Pau via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 450€
Flights from Edinburgh to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Flights from Edinburgh to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 900€
Flights from Edinburgh to Biarritz via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 250€
Flights from Edinburgh to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 320€
Flights from Glasgow to Pau via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 420€
Flights from Glasgow to Pau via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
9h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Glasgow to Pau via Amsterdam Schiphol, Lyon
Ave. Duration
10h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 600€
Flights from Glasgow to Pau via Birmingham, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
120€ - 500€
Flights from Glasgow to Pau via London Luton, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 500€
Flights from Glasgow to Pau via Dublin, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 800€
Flights from Glasgow to Pau via Exeter, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Glasgow to Pau via London Heathrow, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
120€ - 500€
Flights from Glasgow to Pau via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 460€
Flights from Glasgow to Pau via Dublin, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 700€
Flights from Glasgow to Pau via London Gatwick, Lyon
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 460€
Flights from Glasgow to Pau via Prague, Lyon
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 460€
Flights from Newcastle to Pau via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
Flights from Newcastle to Pau via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 700€
Flights from Edinburgh to Lourdes/Tarbes via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 500€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Pau via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Flights from Edinburgh to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 900€
Flights from Edinburgh to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 260€
Flights from Glasgow to Pau via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
9h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Glasgow to Pau via London Luton, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 500€
Flights from Glasgow to Pau via Exeter, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Glasgow to Pau via London Heathrow, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
120€ - 500€
Flights from Glasgow to Pau via Dublin, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 700€
Flights from Newcastle to Pau via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 700€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 430€
Flights from Edinburgh to Lourdes/Tarbes via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 310€
Flights from Edinburgh to Lourdes/Tarbes via Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 250€
Flights from Edinburgh to Lourdes/Tarbes via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
55€ - 280€
Flights from Edinburgh to Lourdes/Tarbes via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Toulouse via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 800€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Toulouse via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 490€
Flights from Edinburgh to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 900€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 800€
Flights from Edinburgh to Biarritz via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 700€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Toulouse via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Biarritz via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 250€
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Glasgow to Pau via Marseille
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
110€ - 490€
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
35€ - 55€
1st Class
70€ - 100€
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
13€ - 20€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Pau
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 140€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
157€
Website
Eurotunnel
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Toulouse Matabiau to Pau
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
32€ - 37€
1st Class
51€ - 56€
Train from Bayonne to Pau
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 28€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
17€ - 20€
1st Class
27€ - 28€
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
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
28€ - 40€
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
19€ - 27€
Off-Peak Day Single
30€ - 45€
Anytime Day Single
45€ - 65€
Bus operators
Megabus UK
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
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 29€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bayonne to Pau
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from London to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Bayonne Quai de Lesseps
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
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National Express
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Edinburgh to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 25€
Website
Blablabus
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Irun
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Irun to Pau
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Irun to Pau
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
iberocoach.com
Ferry operators

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There is no direct flight from Edinburgh Airport to Pau Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 35m and has one stopover.

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

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Pau is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 10:18 AM in Edinburgh and 11:18 AM in Pau.

Edinburgh to Pau train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Pau station.

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Transavia France, easyJet and Air France offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Pau Airport.

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There are 262+ hotels available in Pau. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 31 min and costs £1 - £6.

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