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Overview: Train from Hamburg to Edinburgh

distanceDistance549 miles (886 km)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day

Trains from Hamburg to Edinburgh cover the 549 miles (886 km) long journey taking on average 20 h 40 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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FAQs

What are the travel restrictions for Edinburgh, United Kingdom if I'm coming from Hamburg, Germany by train?

Travel by train between Hamburg, Germany and Edinburgh, United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Edinburgh from Hamburg restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 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 self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • 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 required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

The above information was last checked on 1/22/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Hamburg to Edinburgh closer to your date of departure here

What restrictions are there on reentering Germany from Edinburgh, United Kingdom?

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

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the safety rules to follow in Hamburg, Germany?

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

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

Last checked on 1/22/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Hamburg from Edinburgh.

What is the distance from Hamburg to Edinburgh by train?

The distance to Edinburgh from Hamburg by train is approximately 549 miles (886 km).

How long is a train from Hamburg to Edinburgh on average?

The train time to Edinburgh from Hamburg is on average 20 h 40 min  for the 549 miles (886 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Hamburg to Edinburgh by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When traveling by train from Hamburg to Edinburgh, which train station in Hamburg do I depart from and which train station in Edinburgh do I arrive in?

When departing from Hamburg, you have various train station options to start your route from including Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg. When arriving in Edinburgh, you can end your trip in train stations like Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway.

Omio customers book a train from Hamburg Hbf   to Edinburgh Waverley   most frequently for this route.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Hamburg Hbf, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Edinburgh Waverley, located 0.2 miles (429 m) away from the city center.

How many trains are there between Hamburg and Edinburgh a day?

The average number of trains departing Hamburg for Edinburgh is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Hamburg
Edinburgh
Hamburg Hbf is the most popular Hamburg railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Hamburg for your trip to Edinburgh.
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ParkingParking
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+49 4039184400
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 30 | Sat - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 15
Public transit options for Hamburg Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U1, U2, U3, U4
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S11, S21, S31
Bus lines: 2, 5, 6, 16, 17, 19, 112, X35, 31, 37
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FLX, NJ, RE, RB, IRE