How to Travel From Edinburgh to Paris

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Are you planning a trip from Edinburgh to Paris and having trouble sifting through your travel options? Edinburgh is roughly 540 miles from Paris, which makes flying the most pragmatic choice for most. But if you prefer not to fly for some reason or would like to make a stopover in London, travel by train from Edinburgh to Paris is always a possibility.


International carriers including British Airways and Air France and low-cost companies such as Ryanair and Easyjet offer several daily flights from Edinburgh to Paris, arriving at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport. Flights to Beauvais Airport located on the far outskirts of Paris tend to be a cheaper option, but you'll need to plan on at least an extra hour and fifteen minutes to get to central Paris.


You can get from Edinburgh to Paris by train by transferring to the high-speed Eurostar train in London, which traverses the English channel via the "Chunnel". The London to Paris route on the Eurostar leaves from The St Pancras International rail station in central London and arrives at Paris Gare du Nord station. The Edinburgh to London journey takes roughly an hour and a half, while the trip on the Eurostar to Paris takes under 2.5 hours.

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