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There are 11 ways to get from Edinburgh to Ypres by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car ferry, car train or plane

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Train  •  9h 15m

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

€156 - €814

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  17h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille

€32 - €43

9 alternative options

Train via Sheffield  •  11h 18m

  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 Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil

€323 - €837

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 47m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Ypres

€188 - €1428

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9h 27m

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

€244 - €284

Fly Edinburgh to Brussels, train  •  7h 35m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Brussels (BRU) EDI - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Courtrai / Kortrijk

€56 - €216

Fly Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8h 47m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) EDI - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Ypres / Ieper

€100 - €346

Fly Edinburgh to Charleroi, train  •  8h 29m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Charleroi (CRL) EDI - CRL
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
  3. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Ypres / Ieper

€62 - €130

Fly Edinburgh to Paris CDG, train  •  8h 25m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Paris CDG (CDG) EDI - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Courtrai
  4. Take the train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Ypres / Ieper

€117 - €382

Fly Edinburgh to Rotterdam, train  •  8h 41m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Rotterdam (RTM) EDI - RTM
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Ypres / Ieper

€97 - €258

Train to Manchester, fly to Brussels, train  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Brussels (BRU) MAN - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Courtrai / Kortrijk

€134 - €269

Edinburgh to Ypres by train and walk

The journey time between Edinburgh and Ypres is around 10h 9m and covers a distance of around 957 km. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 19m. Operated by LNER, Eurostar, SNCF and others, the Edinburgh to Ypres service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Ypres / Ieper. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
10h 9m
Fastest journey time:
8h 19m
Journey distance:
957 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€156
Carbon emissions:
50 kg CO2

First and last service

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Ypres train and walk schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ypres is 800 14689.

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Ypres is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £27 - £40 and takes 17h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Ypres is to fly and train which costs £45 - £190 and takes 7h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Ypres. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Ypres / Ieper via London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Flandres and Courtrai / Kortrijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 15m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Ypres is 695 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Ypres without a car is to train which takes 9h 15m and costs £130 - £700.

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It takes approximately 9h 15m to get from Edinburgh to Ypres, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Ypres is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 11:57 PM in Edinburgh and 12:57 AM in Ypres.

Edinburgh to Ypres train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Lille Europe station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Ypres.
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  • Distance: 695.3 km
  • Duration: 9h 15m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Ypres, Belgium?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Ypres via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe, Lille Flandres, and Courtrai / Kortrijk in around 9h 15m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €460
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €650
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €340
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €380
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €250
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Flights from Manchester to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €320
Flights from Edinburgh to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €170
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €300
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €140
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €310
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 - €290
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€320 - €450
East Midlands Railways
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
€154
Website
Eurotunnel
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Courtrai / Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €21
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€19 - €21
1st Class
€27 - €30
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Ypres / Ieper
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€20 - €30
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €15
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Ypres / Ieper
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €13
1st Class
€13 - €19
Train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Ypres / Ieper
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€5 - €8
1st Class
€8 - €12
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€55 - €75
Premium
€60 - €90
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €50
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 Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV to Lille-Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Flandres to Courtrai
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €17
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€5 - €8
Rail 1st Class
€11 - €17
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€30 - €45
Off-Peak Day Single
€60 - €95
Anytime Day Single
€80 - €120
Bus operators
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
€16 - €21
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€100 - €1300
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€100 - €1300
Standard Car - Flexi
€150 - €190

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Brussels Airlines, Ryanair, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 92+ hotels available in Ypres. Prices start at €87 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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