There are 11 ways to get from Edinburgh to Rotterdam by plane, train, 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 Edinburgh to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Amsterdam (AMS) EDI - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$60 - $206

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Bus  •  20 h

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Rotterdam Ouibus

$51 - $66

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Fly Edinburgh to Rotterdam  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Rotterdam (RTM) EDI - RTM

$97 - $319

Train to Glasgow, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Amsterdam (AMS) GLA - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$84 - $257

Train to Newcastle, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Amsterdam (AMS) NCL - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$89 - $346

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Amsterdam (AMS) ABZ - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$115 - $337

Fly Edinburgh to Brussels, train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Brussels (BRU) EDI - BRU
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$114 - $329

Train LNER  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal Int. trein

$139 - $357

Train via Sheffield  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Rotterdam Centraal

$216 - $537

Drive, car ferry  •  11 h 30 min

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

$159 - $239

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Rotterdam

$302 - $369

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Rotterdam is to bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 20 h.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs £45 - £170 and takes 4 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Rotterdam via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via London St. Pancras Int.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 14 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Rotterdam is 420 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 8 h 14 min and costs £100 - £280.

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Edinburgh to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Rotterdam is to fly which takes 6 h 22 min and costs £75 - £250. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £100 - £280 and takes 8 h 14 min, you could also bus, which costs £35 - £55 and takes 20 h.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 420.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

British Airways, Aer Lingus and Flybe fly from Edinburgh to Rotterdam 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Rotterdam via London Kings Cross and London St. Pancras Int. in around 8 h 14 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Newcastle to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Aberdeen to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Rotterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Rotterdam via Dublin, London City
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $340
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Newcastle to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Aberdeen to Amsterdam via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
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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
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $45
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $80
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $170
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$24 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$55 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $270
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$80 - $270
Premier
$200 - $310
Train from London St. Pancras International to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $270
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$80 - $270
Premier
$200 - $310
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$100 - $150
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$168
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ferry operators

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