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Travel Information to Berlin from Edinburgh

distanceDistance707 miles (1141 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £17 • 2 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Take a flight to travel 707 miles (1141 km) between Edinburgh and Berlin. Ryanair is the main travel provider operating this trip. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Edinburgh to Berlin.

How to Travel from Edinburgh to Berlin?

If you’re intending to travel from Edinburgh to Berlin you’ll have several modes of transport to choose from. Berlin is one of the Europe’s leading cities for arts and culture, particularly film, and a centre of environmentalism. This makes it a very modern and progressive place to visit. It’s one of the history’s great capitals, with plenty of historical landmarks and other famous tourist attractions, like the Brandenburg Gate and the remains of the infamous Berlin Wall.

You can fly directly from Edinburgh to Berlin in an average of about 3h 35min, but there are a few flights that will only take about 2h, which is the fastest way to travel. Or take a train trip of about 14h 45min. You can also travel the route by bus, which also includes a ferry crossing of the Channel. The total Edinburgh to Berlin travel time on this mode of transport is about 30h 40 min.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Edinburgh to Berlin?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Berlin is to catch one of the flights offered by Ryanair. These are extremely affordable flights, costing as little as a tenth of the price of the other flights, and also cheaper than taking a train or bus, due to the long travel times offered by these latter modes of transport. Other tips to get cheap tickets from Edinburgh to Berlin include booking in advance, and being flexible about when you travel, as this will allow you to snap up any last-minute special offers that could save you a good few quid. On bus and train trips you can also get travel passes if you travel the route regularly, and these operators also offer discounts for senior citizens on the Edinburgh to Berlin cost.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Edinburgh to Berlin?

The fastest way to travel from Edinburgh to Berlin is also to fly. You’ll save a lot of time using this mode of transport, as it’s really a short hop if you fly direct. The quickest flights only take about 2h, and you can add on about 30min for the check-in process. This still makes the flight about 12h shorter than the quickest train or bus trip. So look for these specific flights to minimise your travel time from Edinburgh to Berlin. They’re operated by Ryanair, and depart from Edinburgh Airport, landing in Germany at Berlin Brandenburg Airport.

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Omio is a sophisticated ticket booking platform that’s also very easy to use. Simply search for tickets from Edinburgh to Berlin and you’ll be presented with all the different travel options, from flights to buses, along with the timetables for each. Booking your trip is a matter of a few clicks and before you know it you’ll have the ticket on your smartphone, ready to use. You can book one-way tickets or round-trip tickets – whichever is most convenient for the purposes of your Edinburgh-Berlin trip. Our Omio travel magazine provides travel tips on your destination too.

Travel Couple Berlin. Source: Shutterstock

Trains from Edinburgh to Berlin

Train travel from Edinburgh to Berlin will take quite a lot longer than a flight, but many people feel that it’s the most relaxing way to make the trip. You can get meals, snacks and drinks on board, and overnight trains offer sleeper cabins. On this route the quickest train route will see you leaving from Edinburgh Station on LNER for the first leg to London King’s Cross Station, where you’ll change to Eurostar for the trip under the Channel to Brussels Zuid station. From there you’ll enter Germany and travel first to Cologne, stopping at Koeln Hbf, then to Hagen Hbf in Hanover, and arriving at Berlin Hbf. This final station is about a 6min subway ride from central Berlin on an S-Bahn train, and a 10min tram ride on the M8 or M6 lines. You can also take the N40 bus for a trip of about 7min.

Train travel from Edinburgh to Berlin with Eurostar

The Eurostar Edinburgh to Berlin journey is a leisurely one, taking a total travel time of 14h 45min. There is also a slightly longer trip that the operator offers. This is a more direct one, with fewer intervening stops – once you arrive in Europe it’s a non-stop ride to Berlin, and takes about 17h in total. Edinburgh Station to Berlin trips are serviced by high-speed trains that travel at around 185 mph (300 km/h). These offer free Wi-Fi, individual power outlets at every seat, and café-bars where you can buy snacks and drinks.

Buses from Edinburgh to Berlin

If you prefer to travel by bus, you can board the National Express at Edinburgh Station. You can save somewhat on the Edinburgh to Berlin price by choosing this mode of transport, although it’s not cheaper than catching a flight. You’ll travel non-stop through Scotland and England to London Victoria Coach Station, where you’ll change to Union Ivkoni for the leg to Dover where your bus will drive onto the ferry to Calais from where you’ll drive directly to Lille, where you’ll change to FlixBus for the last segment to Berlin.

Traveling by bus from Edinburgh to Berlin with National Express and FlixBus

All the bus trips you’ll take on this route are operated by these two carriers in tandem. National Express is the UK’s largest and busiest bus service provider, and it’s both reliable and cost-effective. It doesn’t offer many bells and whistles, focusing on efficient travel. Nonetheless you get free Wi-Fi, and can take hold and carry-on luggage. FlixBus is more of a budget bus operator, but it also offers a range of travel conveniences, including free Wi-Fi, power sockets for each seat, and a snacks and beverage service on board.

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Flights from Edinburgh to Berlin

Flying allows you to get from Edinburgh to Berlin the cheapest way. It’s also the quickest way travel between the two cities. There are several flights every day, and you’ll have a choice of carriers, including Ryanair, Eurowings, KLM and Air France. The quickest flights are those operated by Ryanair, taking a touch over 2h. These are also by far the best way to fly from Edinburgh to Berlin at cheap prices. Eurowings is your next best bet for cost-effective flights, with other airlines charging substantially more. All flights depart from Edinburgh Airport and land at Berlin Brandenburg Airport, which is about 25min from the city centre by S-Bahn train and about 40min taking the Line 057 bus.

Flying from Edinburgh to Berlin with Ryanair or Eurowings

Both Ryanair and Eurowings are budget airlines, and with both flying direct, there’s very little to choose between them. They offer cost-efficient, simplified air travel, without all the bells and whistles of the traditional commercial airlines like in-flight meals. You won’t go hungry though, as Ryanair only takes about 2h to get from Edinburgh Airport to Berlin, and Eurowings taking about 4h. So flight time is the first point of difference, with Eurowings tickets costing more as the second.

To Berlin by train/bus/flight—travel tips

Describing all the reasons to visit Berlin would take a page in itself, so limiting it to a few highlights will give you more than enough to keep you busy. The city is as synonymous with its most famous landmark, the Brandenburg Gate as Paris is with the Eiffel Tower. Inspired by Athens’s Propylaea, it was built in 1788 at the behest of Kaiser Wilhelm II. The Reichstag is another historically significant building, rebuilt after its notorious burning prior to WWII.

For museums galore, including ones housing ancient Egyptian artefacts and Classical antiquities, Byzantine art, Islamic art and much more, visit Museum Island. The Berlin War Memorial is a good place to visit in quiet contemplation. For sweeping views across the entire city from over 1,200 feet (370 m) in the air, take the lift to the top of the Berlin Television Tower, the third-highest free-standing building in Europe. Round off your Berlin trip with a visit to one of the most famous historical sites in 20th-century history, Checkpoint Charlie.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh to Berlin

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International travel from Edinburgh, United Kingdom to Berlin, Germany is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from United Kingdom?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Berlin if travelling from Edinburgh?

Conditions of entry:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 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 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What measures do I need to follow in Berlin, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 18/05/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Edinburgh and Berlin.

Return travel to Edinburgh, United Kingdom from Germany is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Germany?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into United Kingdom from Germany?

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in United Kingdom?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to Edinburgh, United Kingdom was last verified on 18/05/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Edinburgh from Berlin.

Getting from Edinburgh to Berlin includes taking a flight.

Travelling by flight is also the quickest way from Edinburgh to Berlin. It takes on average 2 h 5 min   to travel this journey.

You should expect to travel around 707 miles (1141 km) from Edinburgh to Berlin.

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

  • Flights most often depart from Edinburgh at Edinburgh Airport and arrive in Berlin at Berlin Brandenburg Airport.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to Berlin, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Ryanair can take you to Berlin by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Ryanair from Edinburgh to Berlin for £17.

Yes, there is a direct route available from Edinburgh to Berlin:

  • You can travel directly by plane with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Berlin as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Edinburgh to Berlin.

Many of our customers travelling from Edinburgh to Berlin don't make Berlin their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Amsterdam, Prague or Paris, either of which you could add to your Edinburgh and Berlin trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Berlin to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Edinburgh to Berlin, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £17 one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Edinburgh to Berlin tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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