There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Edinburgh by plane, train, bus, car train, car or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Frankfurt to Edinburgh  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Edinburgh (EDI) FRA - EDI

$100 - $383

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Fly Frankfurt to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 58 min

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

$125 - $404

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Edinburgh (EDI) CGN - EDI

$115 - $393

Fly Frankfurt to Newcastle, train  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Newcastle (NCL) FRA - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh

$159 - $496

Train  •  11 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$253 - $496

Bus via Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord  •  23 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Bruxelles - North
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh M20

$102 - $187

Bus FlixBus  •  25 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to London 1920
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh S9

$107 - $190

Train, Eurotunnel, drive  •  16 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Strasbourg En
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Lille Europe Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun Tgv
  4. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  5. Drive from Folkestone to Edinburgh

$461 - $562

Drive, carferry  •  14 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Calais
  2. Take the carferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Edinburgh

$200 - $291

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Edinburgh via Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 13 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Edinburgh is 1023 km.

The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 11 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Frankfurt station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 4 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 11 h 59 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 23 h 13 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh is 1 h behind Frankfurt am Main. It is currently 8:11 AM in Frankfurt am Main and 7:11 AM in Edinburgh.

Air France, Lufthansa, Ryanair and two other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 639.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Edinburgh, Scotland?

Lufthansa, KLM and six other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Edinburgh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Edinburgh via Paris Est, Gare de l'Est, Gare du Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London Kings Cross in around 11 h 59 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Glasgow via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Frankfurt to Newcastle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Glasgow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Newcastle via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Frankfurt to Edinburgh via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Frankfurt to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $8,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Glasgow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $8,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Newcastle via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Newcastle via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Strasbourg to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $46
Eurostar
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt to Bruxelles - North
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$55
High
$58
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2)
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Book at
uk.megabus.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to London
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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