How to get to Edinburgh from Cologne

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from Cologne to Edinburgh

How to get to Edinburgh from Cologne by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Cologne to Edinburgh is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Cologne to Edinburgh

distanceDistance541 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, flight or coach
priceTicket price range£42 - £925
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £42 • 26 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £78 • 1 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train, flight or coach to travel 541 miles from Cologne to Edinburgh. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are FlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Cologne to Edinburgh.

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You can travel by travel to Edinburgh from Cologne with Eurowings, Lufthansa and FlixBus. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

    Eurowings is Germany's leading low-cost airline and offers a choice of Smart, Best and BIZclass fares for your next travel from Cologne to Edinburgh.

      FAQs: Cologne to Edinburgh

      FAQs: Travel to Edinburgh 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 Cologne to Edinburgh.

      There are 3 travel options to Edinburgh from Cologne. You can take a train, flight or coach.

      The cheapest way to go to Edinburgh from Cologne is by taking a coach, which costs on average £42.

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Cologne to Edinburgh:

      A coach is £36 less than a flight with an average ticket price of £78 from Cologne to Edinburgh.

      Taking a coach costs £883 less than taking a train, which costs on average £925 for the same trip.

      The quickest way to travel between Cologne and Edinburgh is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 55 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Getting to Edinburgh by coach takes 26 h 35 min on average.

      Taking a train requires on average 9 h 21 min of travel time.

      The Cologne to Edinburgh distance is approximately 541 miles.

      The average frequency per day from Cologne to Edinburgh is:

      • 1 train a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Cologne and Edinburgh as scheduled services by train, flight or coach can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Cologne to Edinburgh:

      • Coaches most often depart from Cologne at Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle) and arrive in Edinburgh at Edinburgh, Bus Station.
      • Flights mostly leave from Cologne Bonn Airport and tend to arrive in Edinburgh Airport.
      • Trains most often depart from Cologne at Cologne Hbf and arrive in Edinburgh at Edinburgh Waverley.

      The following travel companies offer services from Cologne to Edinburgh:

      • Travel with FlixBus for coaches to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixBus Cologne to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £42.
      • Eurowings, TUIfly, Lufthansa or Smartwings can take you to Edinburgh by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Eurowings from Cologne to Edinburgh for £81.
      • Travel with Deutsche Bahn, SNCF (3) or Thalys for trains to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for SNCF (3) Cologne to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £925.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Cologne to Edinburgh with the following travel companies:

      • You can travel directly by coach with.
      • You can travel directly by plane with.
      • You can travel directly by train with.

      Direct services to Edinburgh tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

      Looking to extend your trip from Cologne to Edinburgh? Many Omio customers who go from Cologne to Edinburgh usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow, Inverness, Manchester or Aberdeen. If you're looking to explore London, Glasgow, Inverness, Manchester or Aberdeen from Edinburgh, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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