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There are 11 ways to get from Dublin to Edinburgh by plane, bus, train, 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 Dublin to Edinburgh  •  3h 50m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Edinburgh (EDI) DUB - EDI

$27 - $140

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Bus to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to Edinburgh  •  5h

  1. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  2. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BFS - EDI

$60 - $161

Bus to Belfast City, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHD - EDI

$47 - $187

Fly Dublin to Glasgow, train  •  5h 16m

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

$45 - $151

Bus to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to Glasgow, train  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  2. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Glasgow (GLA) BFS - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$75 - $162

Bus to Belfast City, fly to Glasgow, train  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Glasgow (GLA) BHD - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$67 - $178

Train, car ferry, bus  •  11h 4m

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station 8 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station 923

$120 - $155

Car ferry, train via Oxenholme Lake District  •  11h 25m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  3. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Oxenholme Lake District
  4. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Edinburgh

$175 - $338

Car ferry, train  •  12h 6m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
  3. Take the train from Llandudno Junction to Manchester Piccadilly
  4. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh

$169 - $267

Bus and ferry, bus  •  17h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Edinburgh National Express

$41 - $51

Car ferry, drive  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Drive from Holyhead to Edinburgh

$103 - $142

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Edinburgh is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 17h.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Edinburgh is to fly which costs 23€ - 130€ and takes 3h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Edinburgh via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h.

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The distance between Dublin and Edinburgh is 351 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Edinburgh without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 11h 4m and costs 100€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 3h 50m to get from Dublin to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Dublin to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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

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

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

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 219.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 50m

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

Hainan, Ryanair and Aer Lingus fly from Dublin to Edinburgh every 4 hours.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h
When
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
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Train from Llandudno Junction to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
Train from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$25 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
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
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
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
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41

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