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Overview: Train from Paris to Edinburgh

distanceDistance541 miles (873 km)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day

Trains from Paris to Edinburgh cover the 541 miles (873 km) long trip taking on average 9 h 1 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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FAQs

Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains to Edinburgh from Paris?

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

Can I enter United Kingdom from France?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 1/26/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Edinburgh from Paris as this information can change.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to France from Edinburgh, United Kingdom?

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

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

Reentry to 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?

What are the requirements?

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory 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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/26/22. 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 train to Paris from Edinburgh here.

How many miles is it from Paris to Edinburgh by train?

The train distance from Paris to Edinburgh is around 541 miles (873 km).

How long is the train between Paris and Edinburgh?

While the time it takes to travel 541 miles (873 km) from Paris to Edinburgh can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Paris to Edinburgh train journey time is on average 9 h 1 min.

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

When taking a train from Paris, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. When you arrive in Edinburgh, your train can arrive in train stations including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Paris Gare de Lyon   to Edinburgh Waverley.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Paris Gare de Lyon, located approximately 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city center of Paris. The most popular arrival train station in Edinburgh, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located around 0.2 miles (429 m) away from its city center.

How many trains per day are there to Edinburgh from Paris?

On average, there are 4 trains a day from Paris to Edinburgh. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Edinburgh
Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris 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 Paris for your trip to Edinburgh.
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Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transit 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 transit 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 transit 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 transit 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 transit options for Gare de Paris Bercy
Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
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Public transit 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