There are 7 ways to get from Cork to Edinburgh by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, car or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Cork to Edinburgh  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Edinburgh (EDI) ORK - EDI

$50 - $194

6 alternative options

Fly Cork to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Glasgow (GLA) ORK - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$75 - $225

Train to Dublin, fly to Edinburgh  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Heuston
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Edinburgh (EDI) DUB - EDI

$87 - $217

Train, bus and ferry  •  17 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Heuston
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh

$158 - $230

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  18 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Busáras 707 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  3. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Edinburgh

$185 - $273

Bus, bus and ferry  •  21 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Patricks Quay to Bachelor's Walk
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Edinburgh

$59 - $78

Drive, carferry  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Cork to Belfast
  2. Take the carferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Drive from Cairnryan to Edinburgh

$124 - $164

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cork to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from St. Patricks Quay and arriving at Edinburgh via Dublin and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 9 min.

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The distance between Cork and Edinburgh is 568 km.

The best way to get from Cork to Edinburgh without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 17 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Cork to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Cork to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Aircoach, depart from St. Patricks Quay station.

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The quickest flight from Cork Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Cork to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Ryanair, Flybe, British Airways and Aer Lingus offer flights from Cork Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 2163+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cork to Cork Airport is to line 226 bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Cork to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 354.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

What companies run services between Cork, Ireland and Edinburgh, Scotland?

Aer Lingus, Flybe and two other airlines fly from Cork to Edinburgh 4 times a day.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Cork to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Cork to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Busáras
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Bachelor's Walk
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168

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