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

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Fly Edinburgh to Cork, line 215 bus  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Cork (ORK) EDI - ORK
  2. Take the line 215 bus from Drawbridge Street, stop 241991 to St Annes Road, stop 213321

€49 - €246

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Train to Glasgow, fly to Cork  •  7h 32m

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

€94 - €334

Fly Edinburgh to Shannon, bus  •  8h 34m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Shannon (SNN) EDI - SNN
  2. Take the bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609521 to Parnell Place, stop 255021

€80 - €130

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  20h 8m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Wolverhampton
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay 707

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  21h

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Oxford Road
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  4. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay 707

Bus, bus and ferry  •  23h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay 707

Bus, bus and ferry via Dublin  •  23h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay

€49 - €59

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 57m

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

Edinburgh to Blarney Castle by train, walk, bus and bus and ferry

The journey time between Edinburgh and Blarney Castle is around 21h 54m and covers a distance of around 1124 km. The fastest journey normally takes 21h 48m. Services are operated by TransPennine Express Service, National Express, GoBus.ie and others. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
21h 54m
Fastest journey time:
21h 48m
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
125 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:10
Last service departs at:
14:12

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Blarney Castle train, walk, bus and bus and ferry schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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Conditions of entry into Ireland from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Blarney Castle is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Blarney Castle is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Blarney Castle is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1850 24 1850.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Edinburgh to Blarney Castle is to bus and bus and ferry via Dublin, which costs £40 - £55 and takes 23h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Blarney Castle is to fly and line 215 bus which costs £40 - £220 and takes 5h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Blarney Castle. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at St Annes Road, stop 213321 via Birmingham, Dublin City South, Burgh Quay and Drawbridge Street, stop 241991. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 54m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Blarney Castle is 569 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Blarney Castle without a car is to train and bus and ferry and bus which takes 20h 8m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 42m to get from Edinburgh to Blarney Castle, including transfers.

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

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

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Edinburgh to Blarney Castle bus services, operated by GoBus.ie, arrive at Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay station.

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

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Blarney Castle.
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  • Distance: 568.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 42m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Blarney Castle, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh to Blarney Castle. However, you can take the tram to Edinburgh Airport, take the walk to Edinburgh airport, fly to Cork, take the walk to Cork Airport, stop 230061, take the line 226 bus to Parnell Place, stop 246801, take the walk to Drawbridge Street, stop 241991, take the line 215 bus to St Annes Road, stop 213321, then take the walk to Blarney Castle. Alternatively, you can take the train to Glasgow Central, take the train to Paisley Gilmour Street, take the walk to Paisley, Stop 3 Central Road, take the line 757 bus to Shortroods, Sanderling Road, take the walk to Glasgow airport, fly to Cork, take the walk to Cork Airport, stop 230061, take the line 226 bus to Parnell Place, stop 246801, take the walk to Drawbridge Street, stop 241991, take the line 215 bus to St Annes Road, stop 213321, then take the walk to Blarney Castle.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€270 - €650
Flights from Glasgow to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €470
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €480
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €480
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€270 - €650
Flights from Glasgow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €430
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €480
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€12 - €17
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€27 - €35
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €95
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€7 - €10
Anytime Day Single
€40 - €60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€60 - €95
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €120
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€29 - €40
Off-Peak Day Single
€55 - €90
Anytime Day Single
€75 - €120
Bus operators
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Drawbridge Street, stop 241991 to St Annes Road, stop 213321
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Shannon Airport, stop 609521 to Parnell Place, stop 255021
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Bus Eireann
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 Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
National Express
Bus from Edinburgh to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
National Express
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
GoBus.ie
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€17
Website
Aircoach
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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