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There are 5 ways to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh by plane, train, bus or car ferry

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Fly  •  4h 48m

  1. Fly from Gothenburg (GOT) to Edinburgh (EDI) GOT - EDI

£34 - £181

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Train  •  26h 18m

  1. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
  2. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  5. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  6. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

£337 - £984

Train, bus  •  28h 57m

  1. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
  2. Take the bus from Copenhagen central train station to Leverkusen 073
  3. Take the train from Koeln-Ehrenfeld to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  5. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

£232 - £829

Car ferry, train  •  32h 27m

  1. Take the car ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel
  2. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ic
  5. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  6. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

Bus  •  46h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Göteborg to Legnica
  2. Take the bus from Legnica to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh M20

£89 - £148

Gothenburg to Edinburgh by train

The train journey time between Gothenburg and Edinburgh is around 35h 58m and covers a distance of around 1713 miles. The fastest train normally takes 35h 32m. Operated by Öresundståg, Danish Railways (DSB), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Gothenburg to Edinburgh train service departs from Göteborg Centralstation and arrives in Edinburgh. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
35h 58m
Fastest train time:
35h 32m
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
£337
Carbon emissions:
144 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
10:40
Last train departs at:
10:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gothenburg to Edinburgh train schedules

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  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
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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 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Edinburgh is 111.

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

The social distance requirement in Edinburgh is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

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

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh is to fly, which costs 400 kr - 2200 kr and takes 4h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 400 kr - 2200 kr and takes 4h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gothenburg to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Göteborg and arriving at Edinburgh via Legnica and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gothenburg station to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Göteborg Centralstation and arriving at Edinburgh via København H, Hamburg Hbf, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 18m.

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The distance between Gothenburg and Edinburgh is 588 miles.

The best way to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 26h 18m and costs 3900 kr - 12000 kr.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Gothenburg to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Sindbad, depart from Göteborg station.

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Gothenburg to Edinburgh train services, operated by Öresundståg, depart from Göteborg Centralstation.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 4h 48m and costs 400 kr - 2200 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 3900 kr - 12000 kr and takes 26h 18m, you could also bus, which costs 1000 kr - 1800 kr and takes 46h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 588 miles
  • Duration: 4h 48m

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

Ryanair and KLM fly from Gothenburg to Edinburgh twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gothenburg to Edinburgh via København H, Hamburg Hbf, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, London St Pancras Eurostar, and London Kings Cross in around 26h 18m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£16 - £95
Train operators
Öresundståg
Phone
0771-77 77 11
Email
bokningssupporten@oresundstag.se
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
Öresundståg
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
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 Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln-Ehrenfeld to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£22 - £35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £55
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 Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£75 - £110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£260 - £300
Standard
£85 - £110
Standard Premier
£120 - £160
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£110 - £310
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £310
Standard
£110 - £150
Standard Premier
£160 - £200
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £390
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£170 - £240
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£270 - £390
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£16 - £22
Website
HVV
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 Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£22 - £35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Hamburg central station to Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
Flixtrain
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 Copenhagen central train station to Leverkusen
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Legnica to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£40 - £60
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express
Ferry operators

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

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Gothenburg to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh is 1h behind Gothenburg. It is currently 5:40 AM in Gothenburg and 4:40 AM in Edinburgh.

Gothenburg to Edinburgh train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Ryanair and KLM offer flights from Gothenburg Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 818+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Gothenburg Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs 45 kr - 60 kr.

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