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Train  •  8h 22m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil

€175 - €804

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Fly Edinburgh to Beauvais, bus  •  10h 54m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Beauvais (BVA) EDI - BVA
  2. Take the bus from Paris Beauvais Airport to Paris Porte Maillot

€40 - €149

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  16h 5m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy

€233 - €658

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  10h 58m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Saint-Germain-en-Laye

€260 - €310

Drive, car ferry  •  12h 17m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Saint-Germain-en-Laye

€130 - €194

Fly Edinburgh to Paris CDG, train  •  5h 43m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Paris CDG (CDG) EDI - CDG
  2. Take the train from Chatelet Les Halles to Saint-Germain En Laye

€56 - €252

Fly Edinburgh to Paris Orly  •  8h 46m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Paris Orly (ORY) EDI - ORY

€67 - €135

Train, train to Glasgow, fly to Paris CDG  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Paris CDG (CDG) GLA - CDG
  4. Take the train from Chatelet Les Halles to Saint-Germain En Laye

€91 - €290

Edinburgh to Saint-Germain-en-Laye by train

The train journey time between Edinburgh and Saint-Germain-en-Laye is around 10h 54m and covers a distance of around 1103 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h. Operated by LNER, Eurostar, Paris RER and others, the Edinburgh to Saint-Germain-en-Laye train service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Saint-Germain En Laye. Typically 17 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
10h 54m
Fastest train time:
8h
Train distance:
1103 km
Trains per week:
17
Cheapest price:
€175
Carbon emissions:
58 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:40
Last train departs at:
19:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Saint-Germain-en-Laye train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Saint-Germain-en-Laye is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Saint-Germain-en-Laye is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Saint-Germain-en-Laye is 1 metre.

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The cost-effective way to get from Edinburgh to Saint-Germain-en-Laye is to fly, which costs £55 - £120 and takes 8h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Saint-Germain-en-Laye is to fly and train which costs £45 - £220 and takes 5h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Saint-Germain-en-Laye. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Saint-Germain En Laye via London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord and Chatelet Les Halles. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 22m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Saint-Germain-en-Laye is 862 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Saint-Germain-en-Laye without a car is to train which takes 8h 22m and costs £150 - £700.

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It takes approximately 8h 22m to get from Edinburgh to Saint-Germain-en-Laye, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Saint-Germain-en-Laye train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Saint-Germain-en-Laye is to train which takes 8h 22m and costs £150 - £700. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £55 - £120 and takes 8h 46m.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Saint-Germain-en-Laye is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 12:54 PM in Edinburgh and 1:54 PM in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
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  • Distance: 862 km
  • Duration: 8h 22m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Saint-Germain-en-Laye via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, and Chatelet Les Halles in around 8h 22m. Alternatively, easyJet, Vueling Airlines and 10 other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Saint-Germain-en-Laye every 2 hours.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €250
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€40 - €250
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €250
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris Orly via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris Orly via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris Orly via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris Orly via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris Orly via Belfast (Aldergrove), Bristol
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris Orly via Naples
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€50 - €450
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €450
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Beauvais via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €170
Flights from Edinburgh to Beauvais via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €170
Flights from Edinburgh to Beauvais via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €120
Flights from Edinburgh to Beauvais via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €170
Flights from Edinburgh to Beauvais via Prague
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€26 - €150
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €370
Flights from Glasgow to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €290
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris Orly via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €230
Flights from Edinburgh to Beauvais via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €320
Train operators
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 - €280
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€310 - €450
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
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

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Phone
3424
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Chatelet Les Halles to Saint-Germain En Laye
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
RATP Paris
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€12 - €18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€27 - €35
Train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €6
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€2 - €4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€4 - €6
Bus operators
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€46
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
Aéroport Paris Beauvais
Phone
0892 68 20 66
Website
aeroportparisbeauvais.com
Bus from Paris Beauvais Airport to Paris Porte Maillot
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16
Website
Aéroport Paris Beauvais
Ferry operators

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Edinburgh to Saint-Germain-en-Laye train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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KLM, Lufthansa, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 2229+ hotels available in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Prices start at €75 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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