There are 6 ways to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh by plane, train, bus, car ferry or night train

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 to Edinburgh  •  4 h 49 min

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

$67 - $226

5 alternative options

Fly to Glasgow, train  •  7 h 55 min

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

$121 - $987

Train, bus  •  28 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
  2. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  3. Take the bus from Hamburg to Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport
  4. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Paris-Nord
  5. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  6. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$381 - $704

Bus, train  •  35 h 16 min

  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 Derby
  4. Take the train from Derby to Edinburgh

$418 - $730

Bus  •  36 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Gothenburg to Bremen 173
  2. Take the bus from Bremen to Brussels, Brussels Gare du Midi N71
  3. Take the bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
  4. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh S9

$128 - $223

Car ferry, night train, bus, train  •  39 h 36 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel
  2. Take the night train from Kiel Hbf to Essen Hbf Ic
  3. Take the bus from Essen to London 080
  4. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$272 - $387

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 550 kr - 2000 kr and takes 4 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 550 kr - 2000 kr and takes 4 h 49 min.

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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 Bremen, Brussels, Gare du Midi and London Victoria Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 25 min.

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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 and bus which takes 28 h 46 min and costs 3300 kr - 6500 kr.

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It takes approximately 4 h 49 min 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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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 4 h 49 min and costs 550 kr - 2000 kr. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 1100 kr - 2000 kr and takes 36 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Gothenburg to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 588 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

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

Ryanair, KLM and three other airlines fly from Gothenburg to Edinburgh every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gothenburg to Edinburgh via Bremen, Brussels, Brussels Gare du Midi, Brussels, Gare du Midi, London, Victoria Green Line Station, and London Victoria Station in around 36 h 25 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Gothenburg to Glasgow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Gothenburg to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Gothenburg to Glasgow via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Edinburgh via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Gothenburg to Edinburgh via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Öresundståg
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$30 - $45
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$55 - $75
2nd Class Refundable
$50 - $75
1st Class Refundable
$75 - $110
Danish Railways (DSB)
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$180 - $260
Eurostar
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
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
Night train from Kiel Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
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 Hamburg to Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Gothenburg to Bremen
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bremen to Brussels, Brussels Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Essen to London
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Göteborg to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
23 h 56 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$59
Small Car
$59

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