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

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Fly Dublin to Glasgow, train

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

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Fly Dublin to Edinburgh

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

Train to Belfast City, fly to Edinburgh

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Edinburgh (EDI)

Car ferry, train via Holyhead

  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 Edinburgh

Bus, car ferry

  1. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Glengall Street
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street

Bus, car ferry, train

  1. Take the bus from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr station
  4. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  5. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh

Car ferry, train

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
  2. Take the train from Preston to Edinburgh

Car ferry, drive

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Edinburgh is to fly which costs €21 - €120 and takes 3h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Edinburgh is to fly and train which costs €35 - €180 and takes 3h 42m.

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It is approximately 219 miles to get from Dublin to Edinburgh.

The best way to get from Dublin to Edinburgh without a car is to car ferry and train via Holyhead which takes 11h 1m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 42m to get from Dublin to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Dublin Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 758+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to line 703 bus which takes 13 min and costs €7 - €10.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 219.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 42m

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

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

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£28 - £160
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £180
Flights from Belfast City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £410
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£9 - £110
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£12 - £110
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £26
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £13
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£20 - £26
Train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£9 - £14
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Irish Rail
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £110
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£80 - £110
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£80 - £280
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£80 - £110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£210 - £280
Train from Preston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £45
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£29 - £45
TransPennine Express Service
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Glengall Street
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11
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
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Scottish Citylink
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £23
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Dodds of Troon
Ferry operators

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