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There are 8 ways to get from Edinburgh to Warsaw by plane, train, bus, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly Edinburgh to Warsaw Chopin  •  5h 49m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) EDI - WAW

142 zł - 422 zł

Cheapest option

Fly Edinburgh to Warsaw Modlin, train  •  6h 30m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Warsaw Modlin (WMI) EDI - WMI
  2. Take the train from Modlin to Warszawa Centralna

112 zł - 648 zł

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Train to Glasgow, fly to Warsaw Chopin  •  8h 58m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) GLA - WAW

179 zł - 808 zł

Train  •  22h 4m

  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 Ostbahnhof Ice / ...
  5. Take the train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Warszawa Centralna Ec

1 605 zł - 5 208 zł

Train, bus  •  33h 15m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Warszawa

551 zł - 2 472 zł

Bus  •  37h 40m

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

335 zł - 453 zł

Drive, car ferry  •  28h 53m

  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 Warsaw

1 172 zł - 2 447 zł

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  21h 9m

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

1 809 zł - 2 320 zł

Edinburgh to Warsaw by train

The train journey time between Edinburgh and Warsaw is around 35h 8m and covers a distance of around 2329 km. The fastest train normally takes 32h 34m. Operated by LNER, Eurostar, Thalys and others, the Edinburgh to Warsaw train service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Warszawa Centralna. Typically five trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
35h 8m
Fastest train time:
32h 34m
Train distance:
2329 km
Trains per week:
5
Cheapest price:
1 605 zł
Carbon emissions:
122 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:24
Last train departs at:
17:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Warsaw train schedules

United Kingdom → Poland
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International entry into Poland from United Kingdom

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Poland, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Georgia, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Poland with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Poland from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey and United States
  • COVID-19 testing required within 2 hours from entering the country
This applies to arrivals from Turkey

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Rules to follow in Poland

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Poland from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

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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

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Warsaw is 800 190 590.

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

The social distance requirement in Warsaw is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 190 590.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Poland.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Warsaw is to fly and train which costs £21 - £130 and takes 6h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Warsaw is to fly which costs £26 - £80 and takes 5h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Warsaw. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Warszawa via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Warsaw. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Warszawa Centralna via London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf and Berlin Ostbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 4m.

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It is approximately 1623 km to get from Edinburgh to Warsaw.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Warsaw without a car is to train which takes 22h 4m and costs £300 - £1,000.

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It takes approximately 5h 49m to get from Edinburgh to Warsaw, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Warsaw is to fly which takes 5h 49m and costs £26 - £80. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £300 - £1,000 and takes 22h 4m, you could also bus, which costs £60 - £85 and takes 37h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Warsaw.
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  • Distance: 1622.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 49m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Warsaw, Poland?

Wizz Air, KLM and British Airways fly from Edinburgh to Warsaw 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Warsaw via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf, and Berlin Ostbahnhof in around 22h 4m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Warsaw Chopin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
390 zł - 700 zł
Flights from Glasgow to Warsaw Chopin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 zł - 1 700 zł
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Warsaw Chopin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
470 zł - 1 100 zł
Flights from Glasgow to Warsaw Chopin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
400 zł - 1 700 zł
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Glasgow to Warsaw Chopin via Krakow
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
95 zł - 550 zł
Flights from Glasgow to Warsaw Chopin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
550 zł - 1 700 zł
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
110 zł - 750 zł
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85 zł - 550 zł
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Warsaw Chopin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
500 zł - 2 600 zł
Train operators
Koleje Mazowieskie
Phone
22 364 44 44
Website
mazowieckie.com.pl
Train from Modlin to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12 zł - 14 zł
Website
Koleje Mazowieskie
PKP Intercity

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability and large families entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Modlin to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35 zł - 60 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
35 zł - 45 zł
1st Class
45 zł - 60 zł
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
55 zł - 160 zł
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
55 zł - 80 zł
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
120 zł - 160 zł
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
270 zł - 2 100 zł
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
270 zł - 380 zł
Anytime Day Single
900 zł - 1 300 zł
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
1 400 zł - 2 100 zł
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
470 zł - 1 600 zł
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
1 400 zł - 1 600 zł
Standard
470 zł - 600 zł
Standard Premier
650 zł - 850 zł
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
290 zł - 600 zł
Website
Thalys
Standard
290 zł - 410 zł
Comfort
350 zł - 450 zł
Premium
420 zł - 600 zł
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
200 zł - 280 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
430 zł - 600 zł
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 Koeln Hbf to Berlin Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
440 zł - 650 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Berlin Ostbahnhof to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
230 zł - 320 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
699 zł
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Warszawa
Ave. Duration
27h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
260 zł - 360 zł
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
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 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70 zł - 95 zł
Website
National Express
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
370 zł - 1 200 zł
Website
dfds.co.uk
4-bed inside cabin
460 zł - 1 100 zł
2-bed inside cabin
370 zł - 1 200 zł
2-bed sea view cabin
550 zł - 1 100 zł
4 berth commodore cabin
1 100 zł - 1 500 zł
3-bed Commodore De Luxe double bed
1 300 zł - 1 800 zł
Standard Car (extra fee)
592 zł

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Edinburgh to Warsaw bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, arrive at Warszawa station.

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Warsaw is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 7:14 AM in Edinburgh and 8:14 AM in Warsaw.

Edinburgh to Warsaw train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Warszawa Centralna station.

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Wizz Air, British Airways and KLM offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport.

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There are 441+ hotels available in Warsaw. Prices start at 500 zł 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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