There are 10 ways to get from Rotterdam to Edinburgh by train, plane, bus, car ferry, car 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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Train to Amsterdam, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 23 min

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

$61 - $207

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Fly Rotterdam to Edinburgh  •  6 h 13 min

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

$96 - $319

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 22 min

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

$85 - $258

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 51 min

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

$90 - $350

Train to Brussels, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 39 min

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

$115 - $329

Train  •  8 h 38 min

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

$147 - $360

Bus  •  19 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to London Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Station to Edinburgh S9

$70 - $121

Car ferry, train  •  20 h 3 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Rotterdam to Hull
  2. Take the train from Hull to Leeds
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Edinburgh

$259 - $465

Drive, car ferry  •  19 h 41 min

  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

$64 - $248

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  11 h 14 min

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

$307 - $377

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Edinburgh is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Edinburgh is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 23 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Edinburgh is 673 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Rotterdam to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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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 Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 27 min.

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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 8 h 38 min.

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

British Airways, Transavia Holland and two other airlines fly from Rotterdam to Edinburgh 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rotterdam to Edinburgh via London St. Pancras International and London Kings Cross in around 8 h 38 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Rotterdam to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $340
Flights from Amsterdam to Glasgow via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Amsterdam to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Amsterdam to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Rotterdam to Edinburgh via Grenoble
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Amsterdam to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Amsterdam to Glasgow via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam to Glasgow via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Rotterdam to Edinburgh via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Leeds to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Single
$95 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $150
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$85 - $270
Premier
$210 - $320
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Hull to Leeds
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Rotterdam to Hull
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Passenger & Bed Saver
$198
Passenger & Bed Flexi
$263
Standard Car
$132
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from IJmuiden to Newcastle upon Tyne
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $190
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$41
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$62
2-bed inside cabin
$110 - $170

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