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There are 8 ways to get from Porto to Edinburgh by plane, train, bus, night bus, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly to Edinburgh  •  5h 39m

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Edinburgh (EDI) OPO - EDI

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Fly to Glasgow, train  •  9h 17m

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

Bus, train via Bordeaux  •  29h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Bordeaux
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  4. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

Bus, night bus  •  44h

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Paris 783
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station 700
  3. Take the night bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station M20

Bus  •  44h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh Bus Station M20

Bus, train  •  2 days 19h

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Santiago de Compostela 783
  2. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

Drive, car ferry  •  34h 23m

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

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  25h 37m

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

Porto to Edinburgh by bus and night bus

The journey time between Porto and Edinburgh is around 47h 15m and covers a distance of around 1844 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 48m. The fastest journey normally takes 46h 20m. Operated by FlixBus, Blablabus, Traveleuro Tours & Travels and others, the Porto to Edinburgh service departs from Porto and arrives in Edinburgh, Bus Station. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
43h 27m
Layover time:
3h 48m
Total time:
47h 15m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
46h 20m
Journey distance:
1844 miles
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
£108
Carbon emissions:
368 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:05
Last service departs at:
08:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Porto to Edinburgh bus and night bus schedules

Portugal → United Kingdom
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International entry into United Kingdom from Portugal

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela in the past 10 days

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man and Jersey
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Dominica, Egypt, Falkland Islands, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Moldova, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Pitcairn, Qatar, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican and Vietnam

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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Regional advice

Regional advice

Considerations leaving from Portugal

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering United Kingdom from Portugal.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Edinburgh is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Edinburgh is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Edinburgh is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from United Kingdom.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: UK Government.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Porto to Edinburgh is to fly which costs €16 - €180 and takes 5h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Porto to Edinburgh is to fly which costs €16 - €180 and takes 5h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Porto to Edinburgh station. However, there are services departing from Porto and arriving at Edinburgh, Bus Station via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44h.

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The distance between Porto and Edinburgh is 1058 miles.

The best way to get from Porto to Edinburgh without a car is to bus and train via Bordeaux which takes 29h 8m and costs €310 - €1100.

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It takes approximately 5h 39m to get from Porto to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Porto to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 5h 39m and costs €16 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €180 - €290 and takes 44h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Porto Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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

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Map of how to get from Porto to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 1057.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 39m

What companies run services between Porto, Portugal and Edinburgh, Scotland?

Ryanair, British Airways and three other airlines fly from Porto to Edinburgh 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Porto to Edinburgh via Bilbao and London Victoria Coach Station in around 44h 25m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £270
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£90 - £320
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh via Basel
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £320
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £270
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£75 - £280
Flights from Porto to Glasgow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£70 - £270
Flights from Porto to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£70 - £270
Flights from Porto to Glasgow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£80 - £290
Flights from Porto to Glasgow via Geneva
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£90 - £320
Flights from Porto to Glasgow via Manchester, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£70 - £270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£12 - £80
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£12 - £80
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£12 - £80
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£12 - £80
Flights from Porto to Glasgow via Beauvais, Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£23 - £140
Flights from Porto to Glasgow via Madrid, Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£23 - £140
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £340
Flights from Porto to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £360
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £390
Flights from Porto to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
£85 - £380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Porto to Edinburgh via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Porto to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£130 - £650
Train operators
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£75 - £110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£75 - £90
1st Class
£85 - £110
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
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Transportes Barquense
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 Porto to Paris
Ave. Duration
23h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£65 - £85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£20 - £25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£25 - £31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Porto to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£11 - £15
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
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
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
Blablabus
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from Paris Gare de Bercy Seine to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£21 - £25
Website
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£21 - £40
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£12 - £40
Website
Megabus UK
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£50 - £75
Website
iberocoach.com
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 Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£85 - £130
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santiago De Compostela to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£160 - £230
Website
alsa.com
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
Book at
Brittany Ferries
Adult
£65 - £85
Car
£190 - £280

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