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There are 7 ways to get from León to Edinburgh by plane, train, car, car ferry, bus, night bus 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  •  8h 35m

  1. Fly from Leon (LEN) to Edinburgh (EDI) LEN - EDI

6 alternative options

Train  •  23h 9m

  1. Take the train from Leon to Madrid-Chamartin Alv / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Avignon Tgv Ave
  3. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Marne La Vallee Chessy Tgv
  4. Take the train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to London St Pancras Intl Eil
  5. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

Drive, car ferry  •  30h 48m

  1. Drive from León to Santander
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Drive from Plymouth to Edinburgh

Bus, car ferry, train  •  36h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Leon to Santander
  2. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  3. Take the train from Plymouth to Edinburgh

Bus  •  38h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Leon to Vitoria-Gasteiz
  2. Take the bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh Bus Station

Bus, night bus  •  2 days 20h

  1. Take the bus from Leon to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the night bus from Victoria, London Victoria Coach Station Arrivals to Edinburgh, Bus Station N10

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  22h 1m

  1. Drive from León to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Edinburgh

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The cheapest way to get from León to Edinburgh is to bus which costs €150 - €230 and takes 38h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from León to Edinburgh is to fly which costs €90 - €440 and takes 8h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from León to Edinburgh station. However, there are services departing from Leon and arriving at Edinburgh Bus Station via Vitoria-Gasteiz and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from León to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Leon and arriving at Edinburgh via Chamartin, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Avignon Tgv, Marne La Vallee Chessy and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 9m.

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The distance between León and Edinburgh is 934 miles.

The best way to get from León to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 23h 9m and costs €360 - €1200.

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It takes approximately 8h 35m to get from León to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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

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León to Edinburgh train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Leon station.

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The best way to get from León to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 8h 35m and costs €90 - €440. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €360 - €1200 and takes 23h 9m, you could also bus, which costs €150 - €230 and takes 38h 40m.

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Map of how to get from León to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 934 miles
  • Duration: 8h 35m

What companies run services between León, Spain and Edinburgh, Scotland?

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and four other airlines fly from León to Edinburgh twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from León to Edinburgh via Madrid-Chamartin, Chamartin, Atocha, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Avignon Tgv, Marne La Vallee Chessy, London St Pancras Intl, and London Kings Cross in around 23h 9m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Leon to Edinburgh via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£130 - £600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Leon to Edinburgh via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£130 - £600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Leon to Edinburgh via Barcelona, London City
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£150 - £800
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Leon to Edinburgh via Barcelona, Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£180 - £1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Leon to Edinburgh via Palma Mallorca, Bristol
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£120 - £550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Leon to Edinburgh via Barcelona, Beauvais
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£55 - £330
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Leon to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£19 - £24
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe SNCF
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Avignon Tgv to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£80 - £110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£80 - £95
1st Class
£90 - £110
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon Tgv to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£60 - £120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£60 - £90
Rail 1st Class
£80 - £120
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
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
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Leon to Santander
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£19 - £26
Website
ALSA
Bus from Leon to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£20 - £29
Website
ALSA
Bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£90 - £130
Website
ALSA
Bus from Leon to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£140 - £200
Website
ALSA
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Leon to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£28 - £35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Victoria, London Victoria Coach Station Arrivals to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£28 - £35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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
£15 - £19
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£65 - £280
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Brittany Ferries
Adult
£65 - £85
Car
£190 - £280

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There is no direct flight from Leon Airport to Edinburgh Airport. The quickest flight takes 10h 20m and has one stopover.

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León to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Edinburgh Bus Station.

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Edinburgh is 1h behind León. It is currently 7:21 AM in León and 6:21 AM in Edinburgh.

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

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Vueling Airlines, Aer Lingus, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Leon Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 545+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from León to Leon Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs €27 - €35.

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