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There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Stockholm by plane, train, bus or night train

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Fly from Edinburgh  •  5h 8m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Stockholm (ARN) EDI - ARN

1048 kr - 3048 kr

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Train to Glasgow, fly  •  8h 32m

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

1146 kr - 3621 kr

Train  •  31h 43m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal Eil
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic
  4. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  5. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Stockholm Centralstation

2736 kr - 10091 kr

Train via Berlin  •  35h 31m

  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
  4. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...
  5. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Stockholm Centralstation

2866 kr - 11391 kr

Train, bus, night train  •  35h 35m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Rotterdam Centraal Eil
  3. Take the bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Hamburg central bus station
  4. Take the night train from Hamburg Hbf to Stockholm Central 300

3769 kr - 10609 kr

Bus  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
  3. Take the bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Stockholm Central Bus Station

1524 kr - 1954 kr

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Stockholm is to bus which costs £130 - £170 and takes 2 days 5h.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Stockholm is to fly which costs £85 - £260 and takes 5h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Stockholm station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Stockholm Central Bus Station via London, Victoria Green Line Station and Prague Florenc Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5h.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Stockholm station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Stockholm Centralstation via London St Pancras Eurostar, Amsterdam Centraal, Osnabrueck Hbf and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 43m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Stockholm is 1314 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Stockholm without a car is to train which takes 31h 43m and costs £230 - £900.

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It takes approximately 5h 8m to get from Edinburgh to Stockholm, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Stockholm is to fly which takes 5h 8m and costs £85 - £260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £230 - £900 and takes 31h 43m, you could also bus, which costs £130 - £170 and takes 2 days 5h.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Stockholm.
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  • Distance: 1313.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 8m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Stockholm, Sweden?

Scandinavian Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle and KLM fly from Edinburgh to Stockholm 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Stockholm via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, Amsterdam Centraal, Osnabrueck Hbf, and Hamburg Hbf in around 31h 43m.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 kr - 2800 kr
Flights from Edinburgh to Stockholm via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 kr - 2800 kr
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Stockholm via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1200 kr - 4500 kr
Flights from Glasgow to Stockholm via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1100 kr - 3600 kr
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Stockholm via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
700 kr - 3100 kr
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Stockholm via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1100 kr - 6000 kr
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
390 kr - 1800 kr
Icelandair
Website
icelandair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Stockholm via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2000 kr - 6000 kr
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Stockholm via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday
Estimated price
650 kr - 2900 kr
Train operators
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
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
120 kr - 350 kr
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
120 kr - 180 kr
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
270 kr - 350 kr
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
600 kr - 4500 kr
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
600 kr - 850 kr
Anytime Day Single
2000 kr - 2900 kr
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
3200 kr - 4500 kr
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1300 kr - 3600 kr
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
3200 kr - 3600 kr
Standard
1300 kr - 1700 kr
Standard Premier
1800 kr - 2400 kr
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1000 kr - 3500 kr
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
3100 kr - 3500 kr
Standard
1000 kr - 1300 kr
Standard Premier
1500 kr - 1900 kr
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1200 kr - 3600 kr
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
3100 kr - 3600 kr
Standard
1200 kr - 1600 kr
Standard Premier
1700 kr - 2200 kr
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
240 kr - 550 kr
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
240 kr - 340 kr
1st Class
400 kr - 550 kr
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 Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
550 kr - 850 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
950 kr - 1400 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
470 kr - 650 kr
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
440 kr - 650 kr
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
950 kr - 1300 kr
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
650 kr - 1200 kr
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Osnabrück central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130 kr - 170 kr
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
270 kr - 340 kr
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
260 kr - 360 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
14h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
460 kr - 600 kr
Website
Snälltåget
Train from Berlin Hbf to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
19h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
550 kr - 700 kr
Website
Snälltåget
Night train from Hamburg Hbf to Stockholm Central
Ave. Duration
14h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
460 kr - 600 kr
Website
Snälltåget
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
650 kr - 1300 kr
Website
Thalys
Standard
650 kr - 900 kr
Comfort
750 kr - 1000 kr
Premium
950 kr - 1300 kr
Bus operators
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 Rotterdam Central Station to Hamburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
280 kr - 340 kr
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
160 kr - 210 kr
Website
National Express
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
360 kr - 550 kr
Website
RegioJet
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Stockholm Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
1000 kr - 1200 kr
Website
Comati PSG

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Stockholm Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Edinburgh to Stockholm bus services, operated by Comati PSG, arrive at Stockholm Central Bus Station.

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Stockholm is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 5:14 PM in Edinburgh and 6:14 PM in Stockholm.

Edinburgh to Stockholm train services, operated by Snälltåget, arrive at Stockholm Centralstation.

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Norwegian Air Shuttle, KLM and Scandinavian Airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Stockholm Airport.

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There are 279+ hotels available in Stockholm. Prices start at 750 kr SEK per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 29 min and costs £1 - £6.

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