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Overview: Train from Paris to Edinburgh

distanceDistance541 miles (873 km)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day

Trains from Paris to Edinburgh cover the 541 miles (873 km) long journey taking on average 8 h 37 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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FAQs

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

Can I enter United Kingdom from France?

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

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

Conditions of entry:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

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

All travellers in United Kingdom must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 17/05/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Paris to Edinburgh as this information can change.

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

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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?

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

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

Last checked on 17/05/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Paris from Edinburgh.

The train distance from Paris to Edinburgh is around 541 miles (873 km).
The Paris to Edinburgh train duration is on average 8 h 37 min, which is to be expected when travelling 541 miles (873 km) from Paris to Edinburgh. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

Some of the Paris train stations to Edinburgh you can start your journey from include Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Gateway and Edinburgh Park.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arriving in Edinburgh Waverley.

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city centre of Paris.

The most popular arrival train station, Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0.4 miles (659 m) away from the city centre of Edinburgh.

The average number of trains departing Paris for Edinburgh is 5 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Edinburgh
Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris 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 Paris for your journey to Edinburgh.
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Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transport options for Paris Gare de Lyon
Metro lines: 1, 14
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
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Public transport options for Paris Gare du Nord
Metro lines: 4, 5
Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Train lines: RER B, D, E
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Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30
Public transport options for Paris Gare de l'Est
Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
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Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30 | Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00
Public transport options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
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Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
Public transport options for Gare de Paris Bercy
Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
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Mon - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
Public transport options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
Metro lines: 5, 10
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C

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