There are 9 ways to get from Rotterdam to Edinburgh by plane, train, car, car ferry, 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 Rotterdam to Edinburgh  •  4h 21m

  1. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Edinburgh (EDI) RTM - EDI

£58 - £198

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Bus  •  21h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to London 140 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh 809 / ...

£30 - £54

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Edinburgh (EDI) AMS - EDI

£55 - £282

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Glasgow, train  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Glasgow (GLA) AMS - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

£82 - £429

Train to Brussels, fly to Edinburgh  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRU - EDI

£104 - £302

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Newcastle, train  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Newcastle (NCL) AMS - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh

£82 - £470

Train  •  8h 16m

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

£164 - £704

Drive, car ferry  •  19h 43m

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to IJmuiden
  2. Take the car ferry from IJmuiden to Newcastle upon Tyne
  3. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh

£51 - £200

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  11h 13m

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

£242 - £293

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Edinburgh is to bus which costs 30€ - 65€ and takes 21h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 60€ - 220€ and takes 4h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Edinburgh via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Edinburgh via London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 16m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Edinburgh is 420 miles.

The best way to get from Rotterdam to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 8h 16m and costs 180€ - 800€.

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It takes approximately 4h 21m to get from Rotterdam to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Rotterdam station.

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Rotterdam to Edinburgh train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Edinburgh is to fly which takes 4h 21m and costs 60€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 180€ - 800€ and takes 8h 16m, you could also bus, which costs 30€ - 65€ and takes 21h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 420.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 21m

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Edinburgh, Scotland?

Transavia Holland and British Airways fly from Rotterdam to Edinburgh twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rotterdam to Edinburgh via London St Pancras Eurostar and London Kings Cross in around 8h 16m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rotterdam to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£150 - £600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £320
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £330
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £380
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £460
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £250
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£55 - £250
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £250
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£65 - £200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £410
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £490
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £410
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Rotterdam to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £170
Train operators
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £19
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
£8 - £12
1st Class
£14 - £19
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £70
Website
Thalys
Standard
£35 - £50
Comfort
£45 - £60
Premium
£45 - £70
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £80
Website
Thalys
Standard
£40 - £60
Comfort
£50 - £70
Premium
£55 - £80
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
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
TransPennine Express
Eurostar
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
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Rotterdam to London
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
Eurolines FR
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 Rotterdam to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Blablabus
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£19 - £24
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
10h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£15 - £20
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from IJmuiden to Newcastle upon Tyne
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£20 - £150
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
£20 - £25
Reclining Seat
£31
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
£47
2-bed inside cabin
£90 - £130

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The quickest flight from Rotterdam Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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Edinburgh is 1h behind Rotterdam. It is currently 12:42 AM in Rotterdam and 11:42 PM in Edinburgh.

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

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Transavia Holland and British Airways offer flights from Rotterdam Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 2770+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Rotterdam Airport is to line 33 bus which takes 19 min and costs 2€.

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