There are 11 ways to get from Edinburgh to Rotterdam by plane, train, bus, car ferry, car 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.

Recommended option

Fly Edinburgh to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 38 min

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

$61 - $226

Cheapest option

Bus  •  19 h 3 min

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

$52 - $67

9 alternative options

Fly Edinburgh to Rotterdam  •  6 h 21 min

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

$98 - $319

Train to Glasgow, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 20 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

$85 - $277

Fly Edinburgh to Eindhoven, train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Eindhoven (EIN) EDI - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal

$54 - $237

Fly Edinburgh to Brussels, train  •  6 h 13 min

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

$115 - $329

Train to Newcastle, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 53 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

$90 - $370

Train  •  8 h 14 min

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

$146 - $370

Train, car ferry  •  20 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Hull
  3. Take the car ferry from Hull to Rotterdam

$262 - $461

Drive, car ferry  •  19 h 41 min

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

$65 - $257

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

$310 - $377

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

British Airways, Aer Lingus and three other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Rotterdam every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Rotterdam via London Kings Cross and London St. Pancras International in around 8 h 14 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
3 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $360
Flights from Edinburgh to Rotterdam via Dublin, London City
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
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 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Newcastle to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
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 Edinburgh to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Newcastle to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
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, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 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
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 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
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 to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Eindhoven via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rotterdam via Bergerac
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $50
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
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
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 Leeds
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Single
$95 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $150
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
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
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$60 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $170
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $280
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$85 - $280
Premier
$210 - $320
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Hull
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
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
$176
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Hull to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Passenger & Bed Saver
$201
Passenger & Bed Flexi
$268
Standard Car
$134
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to IJmuiden
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $200
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$41
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$63
2-bed inside cabin
$120 - $170

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Rotterdam is 673 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Rotterdam is to bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 19 h 3 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Rotterdam is to fly and train which takes 4 h 38 min and costs £45 - £170.

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 International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 14 min.

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 19 h 3 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Edinburgh to Rotterdam, including transfers.