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

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Fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 57m

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

£99 - £765

Cheapest option

Fly to Glasgow, train  •  8h 9m

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

£56 - £222

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Fly to Newcastle, train  •  8h 16m

  1. Fly from Gothenburg (GOT) to Newcastle (NCL) GOT - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh

£86 - £313

Train, bus  •  28h 32m

  1. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
  2. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  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

£263 - £905

Train, night train  •  32h 6m

  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 Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the night train from Nuernberg Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Nj
  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

£348 - £995

Car ferry, train  •  33h 55m

  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

£280 - £985

Train, bus via Hamburg  •  37h 2m

  1. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
  2. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  3. Take the bus from Hamburg Central Bus Station to Amsterdam Duivendrecht
  4. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to London 140
  5. Take the train from London Euston to Edinburgh

£270 - £720

Bus  •  40h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Göteborg Nils Ericssons Terminal to Köpenhamn Ingerslevsgade vid DGI-byn 600 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Copenhagen to The Hague
  3. Take the bus from Den Haag to London 140
  4. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh

£84 - £127

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh is to bus which costs 950 kr - 1500 kr and takes 40h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 1100 kr - 9000 kr and takes 4h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gothenburg to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Göteborg Nils Ericssons Terminal and arriving at Edinburgh via Copenhagen, Den Haag and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40h 45m.

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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, Nuernberg Hbf, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 6m.

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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 and bus which takes 28h 32m and costs 3000 kr - 11000 kr.

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It takes approximately 4h 57m to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Gothenburg to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Vy Travel AB, depart from Göteborg Nils Ericssons Terminal 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 57m and costs 1100 kr - 9000 kr. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 950 kr - 1500 kr and takes 40h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 588 miles
  • Duration: 4h 57m

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

Ryanair, KLM and three other airlines fly from Gothenburg to Edinburgh 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gothenburg to Edinburgh via Copenhagen, The Hague, Den Haag, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 40h 45m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £240
Flights from Gothenburg to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £350
Flights from Gothenburg to Newcastle via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £430
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £420
Flights from Gothenburg to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £350
Flights from Gothenburg to Newcastle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £480
Flights from Gothenburg to Newcastle via Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £650
Flights from Gothenburg to Newcastle via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£29 - £170
Flights from Gothenburg to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£30 - £160
Flights from Gothenburg to Glasgow via Manchester, Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £160
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£80 - £360
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Edinburgh via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£90 - £420
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Newcastle via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £420
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
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
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
TransPennine Express
Öresundståg
Phone
0771-77 77 11
Email
bokningssupporten@oresundstag.se
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
Öresundståg
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £110
Website
Thalys
Standard
£55 - £75
Comfort
£65 - £85
Premium
£75 - £110
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 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£90 - £310
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £310
Standard
£90 - £120
Standard Premier
£130 - £170
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£120 - £320
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£280 - £320
Standard
£120 - £150
Standard Premier
£160 - £210
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£40 - £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 Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£90 - £130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £60
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£90 - £130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Nuernberg Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
8h 42m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£45 - £65
Website
Nightjet
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
HVV
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £22
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Osnabrück, Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
Flixtrain
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£80 - £100
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
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 to Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Gothenburg to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Copenhagen to The Hague
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£40 - £50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Hamburg Central Bus Station to Amsterdam Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£18 - £27
Schedules at
madeltrans.pl
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to London
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Den Haag to London
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£25 - £40
Website
Eurolines FR
Vy Travel AB
Phone
+46 771 15 15 15
Email
info@tagkompaniet.se
Website
vy.se
Bus from Göteborg Nils Ericssons Terminal to Köpenhamn Ingerslevsgade vid DGI-byn
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Vy Travel AB
Bus4You
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal to Köbenhavn Ingerslevsgade
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Bus4You
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 The Hague to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
Blablabus
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 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £19
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£45
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
£45
Small Car
£45

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

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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 6:58 PM in Gothenburg and 5:58 PM in Edinburgh.

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

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

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There are 2303+ 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 90 kr - 110 kr.

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