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There are 12 ways to get from Germany to Scotland by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car ferry, night train or car train

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

Recommended option

Fly Hamburg to Edinburgh  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Edinburgh (EDI) HAM - EDI

$51 - $236

Cheapest option

Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Glasgow  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Glasgow (GLA) SXF - GLA

$33 - $172

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Fly Frankfurt to Edinburgh  •  5 h

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

$103 - $386

Fly Dusseldorf to Glasgow  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Glasgow (GLA) DUS - GLA

$74 - $322

Fly Berlin Tegel to Edinburgh  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Edinburgh (EDI) TXL - EDI

$82 - $222

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Edinburgh  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Edinburgh (EDI) CGN - EDI

$75 - $335

Train  •  17 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Köln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  4. Take the train from London Euston to Glasgow Central

$546 - $953

Bus, train  •  30 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N44
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London 814
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Glasgow Central

$139 - $251

Bus, bus and ferry  •  30 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Kaiserdamm to Lille
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London Victoria
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow M11 / ...

$150 - $263

Drive, car ferry  •  25 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to IJmuiden
  2. Take the car ferry from IJmuiden to Newcastle upon Tyne
  3. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Glasgow

$160 - $390

Night train, train  •  22 h 23 min

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Paris Est D
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Glasgow Central

$491 - $877

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  16 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Calais
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Glasgow

$396 - $501

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The cheapest way to get from Germany to Scotland is to fly which costs 28€ - 150€ and takes 5 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Germany to Scotland is to fly which costs 65€ - 300€ and takes 4 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Germany to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. and arriving at Glasgow via S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf, Berlin Kaiserdamm, Lille and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Germany to Scotland. However, there are services departing from S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf and arriving at Glasgow Central via Berlin Hbf (tief), Köln Hauptbahnhof, Paris Nord Eurostar and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 50 min.

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The distance between Germany and Scotland is 1140 km.

The best way to get from Germany to Scotland without a car is to train which takes 17 h 50 min and costs 470€ - 850€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Germany to Scotland, including transfers.

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Germany to Scotland bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Berlin Kaiserdamm station.

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Germany to Scotland train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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The best way to get from Germany to Scotland is to fly which takes 4 h 56 min and costs 40€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 470€ - 850€ and takes 17 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Germany to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 712.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 56 min

What companies run services between Germany and Scotland?

Ryanair, easyJet and five other airlines fly from Hamburg to Edinburgh every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin to Glasgow via S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Berlin Hbf (tief), Köln Hbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Paris-Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London Euston in around 17 h 50 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Hamburg to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Dusseldorf to Glasgow via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Hamburg to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Hamburg to Edinburgh via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
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 Dusseldorf to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3,400 - $7,500
Flights from Dusseldorf to Glasgow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$3,400 - $7,500
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Glasgow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Hamburg to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Edinburgh via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Glasgow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Hamburg to Edinburgh via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Glasgow via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Glasgow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Edinburgh via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Edinburgh via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Hamburg to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Flights from Hamburg to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Train operators
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 Berlin Hbf (tief) to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
12 h 24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$180 - $270
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
Eurostar
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
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 Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to London
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Berlin Kaiserdamm to Lille
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
eurolines.de
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 Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from IJmuiden to Newcastle upon Tyne
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $190
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$40
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$61
2-bed inside cabin
$110 - $160

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Germany to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Glasgow station.

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Germany to Scotland train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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easyJet, Brussels Airlines, Flybe and four other airlines offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 144+ hotels available in Scotland. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Germany to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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