• Our partners include:

  • National Express
  • RailEurope
  • ThamesLink
  • Virgin Trains
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia
  • Uber

There are 5 ways to get from Cork to Edinburgh by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, night train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 36 min

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

$50 - $194

4 alternative options

Train, bus and ferry  •  17 h 50 min

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

$158 - $231

Bus, bus and ferry, night train  •  19 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay to Dublin, Eden Quay 707 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Preston, Lancashire
  4. Take the night train from Preston to Edinburgh

$79 - $131

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, car ferry  •  9 h 1 min

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

$124 - $164

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cork to Edinburgh is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 21 h 9 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Cork to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 40€ - 170€ and takes 4 h 36 min.

More details

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.

More details

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 50 min and costs 130€ - 200€.

More details

It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Cork to Edinburgh, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

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

Search flights

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

More details

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

Search flights

Map of how to get from Cork to Edinburgh.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 354.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 36 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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cork to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Train operators
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 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Preston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $45
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
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
National Express
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay to Dublin, Eden Quay
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Website
Transport for Ireland
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Dublin, Eden Quay
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
Bus Eireann
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Bachelor's Walk
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Aircoach
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

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

There are 2363+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Cork to Cork Airport is to line 226 bus which takes 20 min and costs 4€ - 6€.

More details