There are 9 ways to get from Hamburg to Edinburgh by plane, train, night bus, bus, car, car ferry 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.

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Fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 38 min

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

$47 - $231

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Fly to Glasgow, train  •  7 h 59 min

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

$82 - $262

Fly to Newcastle, train  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Newcastle (NCL) HAM - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh

$111 - $444

Train  •  16 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic / ...
  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 Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$301 - $644

Train, night bus  •  23 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Osnabrück Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Osnabruck Hbf to Hengelo
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Den Haag Centraal
  4. Take the night bus from The Hague to London
  5. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

$192 - $322

Bus  •  24 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Brussels, Brussels-North station N71
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh S9

$90 - $181

Drive, carferry  •  23 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to IJmuiden
  2. Take the carferry from IJmuiden to Newcastle upon Tyne
  3. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh

$127 - $339

Bus via Den Haag  •  29 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Den Haag
  2. Take the bus from The Hague to London
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh M20

$82 - $203

Train, Eurotunnel, drive  •  19 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais-Fréthun Tgv
  4. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  5. Drive from Folkestone to Edinburgh

$509 - $721

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Hamburg to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Hamburg and arriving at Edinburgh via Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord and London Victoria Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hamburg to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Edinburgh via Köln Hauptbahnhof, Paris Nord Eurostar and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 14 min.

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The distance between Hamburg and Edinburgh is 886 km.

The best way to get from Hamburg to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 16 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Hamburg to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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

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Hamburg to Edinburgh train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Hamburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 4 h 38 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 16 h 14 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 24 h 20 min.

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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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Hamburg to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 553.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 min

What companies run services between Hamburg, Germany and Edinburgh, Scotland?

easyJet, Ryanair and five other airlines fly from Hamburg to Edinburgh every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hamburg to Edinburgh via Köln Hbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Paris-Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London Kings Cross in around 16 h 14 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Hamburg to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Hamburg to Newcastle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Glasgow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $470
Flights from Hamburg to Newcastle via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Hamburg to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Hamburg to Edinburgh via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Hamburg to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$2,800 - $11,000
Flights from Hamburg to Glasgow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$2,800 - $11,000
Flights from Hamburg to Glasgow via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Newcastle via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Hamburg to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Hamburg to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Hamburg to Glasgow via Edinburgh, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Hamburg to Newcastle via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from Hamburg to Newcastle via Nice
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Newcastle via Edinburgh, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
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 London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Flights from Hamburg to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Edinburgh via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Hamburg to Glasgow via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Newcastle via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Hamburg to Newcastle via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Hamburg to Newcastle via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Hamburg to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Hamburg to Glasgow via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
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
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
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
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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 - $190
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $190
1st Class
$190 - $260
Eurostar
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Osnabruck Hbf to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
eurobahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Osnabruck Hbf to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Hengelo to Den Haag Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Nord to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
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
$173
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
Night bus from The Hague to London
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hamburg to Bruxelles - North
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hamburg to Den Haag
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$25
High
$51
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2)
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Book at
uk.megabus.com
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 The Hague to London
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
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
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
$41
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$62
2-bed inside cabin
$110 - $170

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Edinburgh is 1 h behind Hamburg. It is currently 11:18 PM in Hamburg and 10:18 PM in Edinburgh.

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

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

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There are 2163+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to line 39 bus which takes 14 min and costs .

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