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There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to Phantasialand by plane, train, night bus, bus and ferry, bus, car, car ferry or car train

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 to Dusseldorf, train  •  6h 56m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dusseldorf (DUS) EDI - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Bruehl

€96 - €197

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Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  22h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Düsseldorf
  3. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Bruehl Re / ...

€48 - €64

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Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  7h 4m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Frankfurt (FRA) EDI - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

€65 - €223

Fly to Brussels, train  •  8h 43m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Brussels (BRU) EDI - BRU
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf

€84 - €263

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  9h 34m

  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 Duisburg Hbf
  4. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Bruehl

€80 - €299

Train  •  11h 34m

  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

€205 - €936

Train, night bus, bus and ferry  •  21h 44m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Doncaster
  2. Take the night bus from Doncaster to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London to Düsseldorf
  4. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Bruehl Re / ...

€78 - €371

Night bus, bus and ferry, train  •  22h 26m

  1. Take the night bus from Edinburgh Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Düsseldorf
  3. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Bruehl Re / ...

€62 - €80

Drive, car ferry  •  21h 9m

  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 Phantasialand

€142 - €342

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  12h 11m

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

€280 - €340

Edinburgh to Phantasialand by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Edinburgh and Phantasialand is around 11h 41m and covers a distance of around 1241 km. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 51m. Services are operated by LNER, Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
11h 41m
Fastest journey time:
9h 51m
Journey distance:
1241 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
65 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 Phantasialand train, bus and walk schedules

United Kingdom → Germany
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Conditions of entry into Germany from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, India, Netherlands, Paraguay, Russia, South Africa, Spain and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

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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


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Phantasialand is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Phantasialand 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.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 3 Aug 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Phantasialand is to bus and bus and ferry and train which costs £40 - £55 and takes 22h 46m.

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The fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Phantasialand is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost £80 - £170 and takes 6h 56m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Phantasialand is 879 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Phantasialand without a car is to train which takes 11h 34m and costs £170 - £800.

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It takes approximately 6h 56m to get from Edinburgh to Phantasialand, including transfers.

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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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Phantasialand is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 5:59 AM in Edinburgh and 6:59 AM in Phantasialand.

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

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There are 422+ hotels available in Phantasialand. 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 32 min and costs £1 - £6.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Phantasialand.
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  • Distance: 878.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 56m

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Phantasialand via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf, Bruehl, Brühl Bf, and Brühl Phantasialand in around 11h 34m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €300
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €360
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €470
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €370
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €320
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €420
Flights from Edinburgh to Frankfurt via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €280
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€150 - €650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €250
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €250
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 and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €320
Train operators
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Bruehl
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Bruehl
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
National Express Rail
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 Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
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
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 Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
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
35 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 Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€17 - €24
1st Class
€29 - €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 - €290
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€320 - €450
Train from Edinburgh to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €290
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€35 - €55
Anytime Day Single
€130 - €190
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€200 - €290
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
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
€155
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
Night bus from Doncaster to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
National Express
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 Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
10h 24m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€20 - €28
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 - €330
3-bed Commodore De Luxe double bed
€300 - €390
Standard Car (extra fee)
€131

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