There are 8 ways to get from Cork to Edinburgh by plane, train, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry or car

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 to Edinburgh  •  4 h 31 min

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

$50 - $194

7 alternative options

Fly to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 15 min

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

$74 - $225

Fly to Newcastle, train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Newcastle (NCL) ORK - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh

$99 - $657

Bus, car ferry  •  13 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Busáras 707
  2. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X1
  3. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  4. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) 923

$145 - $174

Train, bus and ferry, bus via Lancaster  •  19 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Heuston
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Lancaster
  4. Take the train from Lancaster to Edinburgh

$148 - $275

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  20 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Heuston
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Edinburgh

$97 - $131

Bus, bus and ferry  •  20 h 39 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

$60 - $79

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 57 min

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

$123 - $163

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cork to Edinburgh is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 20 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cork to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 40€ - 170€ and takes 4 h 31 min.

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The distance between Cork and Edinburgh is 568 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Cork to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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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 20 h 39 min.

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

Aer Lingus, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Cork to Edinburgh every 4 hours.

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 Cork to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 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 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Flights from Cork to Newcastle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Cork to Glasgow via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
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
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$28 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Busáras
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express
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
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
$170

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