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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Paris

distanceDistance541 miles (873 km)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day

Trains from Edinburgh to Paris cover the 541 miles (873 km) long journey taking on average 9 h 10 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Travel Tips: Trains from Edinburgh to Paris

Travel by train to Paris easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Paris.

Is travel by train currently allowed from Edinburgh, United Kingdom to Paris, France?

Travel between Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Paris, France by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter France from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Edinburgh?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

All travellers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 18/05/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Paris from Edinburgh as this information can change.

Are there restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from France by train?

Return travel from France to United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Edinburgh from Paris?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Paris?

Requirements for reentering:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the safety rules to follow in Edinburgh, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

Last checked on 18/05/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Edinburgh from Paris.

What is the distance by train from Edinburgh to Paris?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Edinburgh to Paris via train to be approximately 541 miles (873 km).

How long is the train journey to Paris from Edinburgh?

The train time to Paris from Edinburgh is on average 9 h 10 min  for the 541 miles (873 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Edinburgh to Paris by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

Which train station from Edinburgh to Paris do I depart from? Which Paris train station from Edinburgh do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Edinburgh to start your journey from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Gateway and Edinburgh Park. In Paris you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley   and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Where is the Edinburgh train station located? Where is the Paris train station located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.4 miles (659 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Paris Gare de Lyon, located 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from the city centre.

How many trains per day are there between Edinburgh and Paris?

On average, there are 4 trains a day from Edinburgh to Paris. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh Waverley is the most popular Edinburgh railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Edinburgh for your journey to Paris.
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transport options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express

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