How to travel from Hamburg to Edinburgh

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Travel Information between Hamburg and Edinburgh

distanceDistance549 miles (886 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $153
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $2 (€2) • 22 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $153 (€144) • 1 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 549 miles (886 km) from Hamburg to Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $2 (€2). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Eurowings among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Hamburg to Edinburgh.

Travel Tips: Travel from Hamburg to Edinburgh

Travel Tips: 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 Hamburg to Edinburgh.

International travel from Hamburg, Germany to Edinburgh, United Kingdom is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter United Kingdom if coming from Germany?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Edinburgh if traveling from Hamburg?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Edinburgh, United Kingdom due to the pandemic?

All travelers in United Kingdom must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Edinburgh from Hamburg.

The current restriction level for returning to Hamburg, Germany from United Kingdom is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Hamburg, Germany from Edinburgh, United Kingdom?

Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Hamburg from Edinburgh?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Hamburg, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Hamburg from Edinburgh here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Hamburg and Edinburgh. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Edinburgh from Hamburg is by taking a train, which costs on average $2 (€2).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

Taking a train is about $51 (€48) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $53 (€50) for this route.

A train is generally $151 (€142) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $153 (€144) from Hamburg to Edinburgh.

The fastest way from Hamburg to Edinburgh is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Edinburgh that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 22 h 25 min.

Edinburgh is approximately 549 miles (886 km) away from Hamburg.

The average frequency per day from Hamburg to Edinburgh is:

  • 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Hamburg to Edinburgh as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Hamburg to Edinburgh:

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Hamburg to Edinburgh depart from Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14 to Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Hamburg Airport and arrive in Edinburgh Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Hamburg to Edinburgh:

  • You can travel by plane to Edinburgh from Hamburg with Eurowings, and you can find Eurowings Hamburg to Edinburgh tickets for $153 (€144) on Omio.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Hamburg to Edinburgh often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Hamburg and Edinburgh itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Edinburgh and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Hamburg to Edinburgh, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $53 (€50) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $153 (€144) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $2 (€2) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Hamburg to Edinburgh online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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