There are 13 ways to get from Dublin 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.

Recommended option

Fly Dublin to Edinburgh  •  3 h 55 min

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

$31 - $140

12 alternative options

Fly Dublin to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 56 min

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

$49 - $151

Bus to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 23 min

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

$70 - $181

Train to Belfast City, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 21 min

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

$74 - $223

Train to Belfast City, fly to Glasgow, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Glasgow (GLA) BHD - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$94 - $214

Bus to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to Glasgow, train  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Dublin Airport 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

$85 - $182

Fly Dublin to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Newcastle (NCL) DUB - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh

$50 - $233

Train, carferry, bus  •  11 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
  2. Take the carferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$138 - $170

Train, carferry, bus via Ayr  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
  2. Take the carferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr Railway Station Sl
  4. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  5. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Haymarket

$147 - $218

Bus, train, carferry  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  2. Take the train from Great Victoria Street to Larne Harbour 2
  3. Take the carferry from Larne to Cairnryan
  4. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) 923

$80 - $171

Carferry, bus, train  •  14 h 35 min

  1. Take the carferry from Dublin to Bootle
  2. Take the bus from Bootle, Knowsley Road to Preston City Centre, Railway Station X2
  3. Take the train from Preston to Edinburgh

$140 - $390

Bus and ferry, bus  •  17 h

  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 - $52

Carferry, drive  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the carferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Drive from Holyhead to Edinburgh

$104 - $142

Questions & Answers

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 17 h.

More details

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 carferry and bus which takes 11 h 21 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Dublin to Edinburgh, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

Search flights

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

More details

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

Search flights

There are 2163+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to line 702 bus which takes 11 min and costs .

More details

Map of how to get from Dublin to Edinburgh.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 219.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

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

Ryanair, Hainan and two other airlines fly from Dublin to Edinburgh every 3 hours.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Belfast City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Dublin to Newcastle via Cardiff
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Dublin to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Flights from Dublin to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $200
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
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
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Glasgow Central to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Glasgow Central to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$27 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Glasgow Central to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Great Victoria Street to Larne Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
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
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bootle, Knowsley Road to Preston City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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
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
$169
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$156
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Larne to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $95
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$40
Passenger Flexi
$66
Standard Car
$92
Car ferry from Dublin to Bootle
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
poferries.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Passenger & Car Saver
$131
Passenger & Car Flexi
$196
Overnight Cabin
$53
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $43
car
$116
Passenger
$41

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.