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There are 7 ways to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh by plane, train, car ferry, night train or bus

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Fly Gothenburg to Edinburgh  •  5h 1m

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

$66 - $226

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Fly Gothenburg to Glasgow, train  •  8h 47m

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

$121 - $987

Train to Copenhagen, fly to Edinburgh  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to Copenhagen Airport
  2. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Edinburgh (EDI) CPH - EDI

$80 - $273

Train  •  24h 39m

  1. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
  2. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  5. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International
  6. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$287 - $623

Car ferry, night train, train  •  31h 45m

  1. Take the car ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel
  2. Take the night train from Kiel Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ic
  3. Take the train from Duisburg Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International
  5. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$359 - $599

Bus, train  •  34h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Göteborg to Paris Gallieni
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield
  4. Take the train from Sheffield to Edinburgh

$405 - $730

Bus  •  40h

  1. Take the bus from Gothenburg to Copenhagen 613
  2. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
  3. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to London
  4. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh M20

$124 - $249

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh is to train and fly which costs 700 kr - 2500 kr and takes 7h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 550 kr - 2100 kr and takes 5h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gothenburg to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Gothenburg and arriving at Edinburgh via Copenhagen, Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40h.

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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, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Brussel-Zuid/Midi and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 39m.

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The distance between Gothenburg and Edinburgh is 941 km.

The best way to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 24h 39m and costs 2500 kr - 6000 kr.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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

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Gothenburg to Edinburgh train services, operated by Öresundståg, arrive at Göteborg Centralstation.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 5h 1m and costs 550 kr - 2100 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 2500 kr - 6000 kr and takes 24h 39m, you could also bus, which costs 1100 kr - 2300 kr and takes 40h.

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Map of how to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 588 miles
  • Duration: 5h 1m

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

Ryanair, Brussels Airlines and four other airlines fly from Gothenburg to Edinburgh 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gothenburg to Edinburgh via København H, Hamburg Hbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, London St. Pancras International, and London Kings Cross in around 24h 39m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Gothenburg to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Gothenburg to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,600
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Edinburgh via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Gothenburg to Glasgow via Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Edinburgh via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
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
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Öresundståg
Phone
0771-77 77 11
Email
bokningssupporten@oresundstag.se
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Copenhagen Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
Danish Railways (DSB)
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 Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Kiel Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duisburg Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $110
1st Class
$110 - $150
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Göteborg to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
23h 56m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Gothenburg to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Copenhagen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus4You
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal to Köbenhavn Ingerslevsgade
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nettbuss.sesok-kopbus4you
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
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
Ouibus
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$59
Small Car
$59

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The quickest flight from Gothenburg Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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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 8:25 AM in Gothenburg and 7:25 AM in Edinburgh.

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

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Ryanair, Brussels Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle and three other airlines offer flights from Gothenburg Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 2363+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Gothenburg Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs 65 kr - 80 kr.

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