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Bus Information to Paris from Edinburgh

distanceDistance541 miles (873 km)
durationAverage bus duration20 h 40 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$63 (€52)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express

Buses from Edinburgh to Paris cover the 541 miles (873 km) long trip taking on average 20 h 40 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $63 (€52), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $53 (€44). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).

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National Express between Edinburgh and Paris

Find the best buses from Edinburgh to Paris with Omio's travel partners National Express from $53 (€44). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

National Express

Taking the bus with National Express is a great way to travel between Edinburgh and Paris! National Express is the UK’s leading bus company with hundreds of routes to cities, towns and major airports throughout the country at affordable prices. As an official travel partner of National Express, Omio shows you the best deals for National Express bus tickets between Edinburgh and Paris, so you can book the cheapest, fastest or earliest ticket. Simply choose the best times and tickets available for the Edinburgh to Paris route on Omio. You can expect to travel around 541 miles (873 km) from Edinburgh to Paris on a National Express bus.

All National Express buses have air conditioning and free WiFi access as well as onboard entertainment. Most buses have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long trip. You can select from three ticket options for the Edinburgh to Paris bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on canceling or changing your bus ticket easily, we recommend booking the Fully Flexible Fare option.

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by bus between Edinburgh and Paris:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

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Bus to Paris from Edinburgh
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FAQs
Is travel by bus currently allowed from Edinburgh, United Kingdom to Paris, France?

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

Is international entry into Paris from Edinburgh restricted?

International entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

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

The above information was last checked on 12/3/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus between Edinburgh and Paris closer to your date of departure here

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Edinburgh, United Kingdom from Paris, France?

The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Paris to Edinburgh is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from France?

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

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

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) 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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last checked on 12/3/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Edinburgh from Paris here.

How much do cheap buses between Edinburgh and Paris cost?
Bus tickets from Edinburgh to Paris for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $53 (€44)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a bus between Edinburgh and Paris?
If you are looking to purchase your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Edinburgh to Paris bus to cost on average $63 (€52)  one way.
How far is Edinburgh to Paris by bus?
The distance from Edinburgh to Paris by bus is approximately 541 miles (873 km).
How many hours is the bus time to Paris from Edinburgh?
On average the Edinburgh to Paris bus travel time is 20 h 40 min  for the 541 miles (873 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by bus from Edinburgh to Paris, which bus station in Edinburgh do I depart from and which bus station in Paris do I arrive in?

There are a few bus stations in Edinburgh to start your route from including Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh. In Paris you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Pl. Du Panthéon and Paris, La Défense.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley   and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).

Where is the departure bus station in Edinburgh located? Where is the arrival bus station in Paris located?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this route, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0.2 miles (429 m) from the city center of Edinburgh.

The most popular arrival bus station, Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), is located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city center of Paris.

Which bus companies can get me from Edinburgh to Paris?
For the best Edinburgh to Paris bus to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible bus providers with services between Edinburgh and Paris to compare what amenities they may offer.
How early should I buy Edinburgh to Paris bus tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way bus ticket from Edinburgh to Paris is on average $63 (€52) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus providers offering this route. In general, you can find bus tickets from Edinburgh to Paris available a few months in advance.