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There are 10 ways to get from Paris to Edinburgh by train, bus, night bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  7h 5m

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

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Bus, night bus  •  26h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport to London - Victoria Coach Station BlaBlaCar / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Victoria, London Victoria Coach Station Arrivals to Edinburgh, Bus Station N10

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Bus  •  21h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Manchester Ukn603
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Shudehill Interchange to Edinburgh Bus Station Manchester Airport Bus Station - Edinburgh Bus Station / ...

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  11h 6m

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

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

Fly Paris Charles de Gaulle to Edinburgh  •  4h 54m

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

Fly Paris Orly to Edinburgh  •  4h 59m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Edinburgh (EDI) ORY - EDI

Fly Paris Charles de Gaulle to Glasgow, train  •  6h 3m

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

Fly Paris Orly to Glasgow, train  •  5h 53m

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

Train to Beauvais, fly to Edinburgh  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Beauvais
  2. Fly from Beauvais (BVA) to Edinburgh (EDI) BVA - EDI

Paris to Edinburgh by train

The train journey time between Paris and Edinburgh is around 7h 5m and covers a distance of around 674 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 27 min. Operated by Eurostar and LNER, the Paris to Edinburgh train service departs from Paris Nord and arrives in Edinburgh. Typically 49 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

49 Weekly Trains
7h 5m Average Duration
£149 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Edinburgh is to bus and night bus which costs €50 - €70 and takes 26h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Edinburgh is to fly which costs €60 - €340 and takes 4h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Edinburgh station. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Edinburgh Bus Station via Manchester Shudehill Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 5m.

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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 5m.

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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 5m and costs €170 - €850.

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It takes approximately 7h 5m to get from Paris to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Paris to Edinburgh bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris 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 5m and costs €170 - €850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €60 - €85 and takes 21h 5m, you could also fly, which costs €60 - €340 and takes 4h 54m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 545.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 5m

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

You can take a train from Magenta to Edinburgh via London St Pancras Intl and London Kings Cross in around 7h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Edinburgh via Manchester Shudehill Interchange in around 21h 5m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £300
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Edinburgh via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£50 - £300
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £300
Flights from Paris Orly to Edinburgh via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £400
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £300
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £300
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£35 - £300
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£35 - £300
Flights from Paris Orly to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £360
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £700
Flights from Paris Orly to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
£65 - £750
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £600
Flights from Paris Orly to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£21 - £320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£170 - £700
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£150 - £750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £480
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £700
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
£65 - £750
Flights from Paris Orly to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£21 - £320
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£230 - £350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Beauvais to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£95 - £190
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
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
First ScotRail Service
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Nord to Beauvais
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £23
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£9 - £14
Rail 1st Class
£15 - £23
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Manchester
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £45
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.
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Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Manchester Shudehill Interchange to Edinburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£11 - £27
Website
Megabus 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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
Blablabus
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
£80 - £140
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£84
Standard Car - Premium
£134

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

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

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Edinburgh is 1h behind Paris. It is currently 3:52 PM in Paris and 2:52 PM in Edinburgh.

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

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KLM, Air France, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle 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 Paris to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is to train which takes 34 min and costs €5 - €8.

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