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There are 6 ways to get from Cairnryan to Dublin by car ferry, train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Car ferry, train, bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  2. Take the train from Larne Harbour to Great Victoria Street 2
  3. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras X2a / ...

$65 - $137

Cheapest option

Bus, bus to Edinburgh, fly  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dublin (DUB) EDI - DUB

$51 - $165

4 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  2. Take the train from Larne Harbour to Belfast Central Train Station 2
  3. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly

$71 - $157

Car ferry, bus  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  2. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel 705-x

$55 - $131

Car ferry, drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  2. Drive from Larne to Dublin

$56 - $136

Train, train to Glasgow, fly  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB) GLA - DUB

$56 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Dublin is to car ferry and bus which costs £40 - £100 and takes 7 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Dublin is to car ferry and drive which costs £40 - £110 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Dublin is 124 miles.

The best way to get from Cairnryan to Dublin without a car is to car ferry and train and bus which takes 7 h and costs £45 - £110.

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It takes approximately 7 h to get from Cairnryan to Dublin, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Hainan, Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 1234+ hotels available in Dublin. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cairnryan to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 124.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h

What companies run services between Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland and Dublin, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Cairnryan to Dublin. However, you can take the car ferry to Larne, take the walk to Larne Harbour, take the train to Great Victoria Street, take the walk to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre, then take the bus to Busáras. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Cairnryan to Dublin via Larne, Larne Harbour, and Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station in around 7 h 14 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Larne Harbour to Great Victoria Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Larne Harbour to Belfast Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Ayr to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
Bus Eireann
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
Aircoach
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$91

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