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

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Train  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

£150 - £687

Cheapest option

Bus  •  19h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Lille > London - Victoria Coach Station / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh National Express / ...

£28 - £57

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Bus, train  •  16h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Bercy to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Edinburgh

£191 - £592

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  10h 56m

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

£222 - £269

Drive, car ferry  •  12h 50m

  1. Drive from Paris to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Edinburgh

£157 - £270

Fly to Edinburgh  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Edinburgh (EDI) CDG - EDI

£46 - £243

Fly to Glasgow, train  •  6h 10m

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

£58 - £300

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The social distance requirement in Edinburgh is 2 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Edinburgh is to bus which costs 30€ - 70€ and takes 19h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 50€ - 290€ and takes 5h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Edinburgh via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Edinburgh via London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 14m.

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The distance between Paris and Edinburgh is 546 miles.

The best way to get from Paris to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 7h 14m and costs 170€ - 800€.

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It takes approximately 7h 14m to get from Paris to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Paris to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris to Edinburgh train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Edinburgh is to train which takes 7h 14m and costs 170€ - 800€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 70€ and takes 19h 40m, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 290€ and takes 5h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 545.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 14m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Edinburgh, Scotland?

You can take a train from Paris to Edinburgh via London St Pancras Eurostar and London Kings Cross in around 7h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Edinburgh via London - Victoria Coach Station and London Victoria Coach Station in around 19h 40m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £200
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£35 - £200
Flights from Paris CDG to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £180
Flights from Paris CDG to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£35 - £180
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £280
Flights from Paris CDG to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £280
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Paris CDG to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £280
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £250
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£85 - £350
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
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
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Bus operators
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from Paris Bercy to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£39
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £18
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 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £130
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £130
Standard Car - Flexi
£110 - £150

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Paris to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh is 1h behind Paris. It is currently 4:11 PM in Paris and 3:11 PM in Edinburgh.

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

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Swiss, Edelweiss Air, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 2780+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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