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

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Train, car ferry  •  9h 47m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
  3. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

Cheapest option

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast City, line 3 bus  •  4h 19m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Bangor to Donaghadee

£25 - £127

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Bus, car ferry  •  9h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 11m

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

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove), line 1 train, line 3 bus  •  5h 27m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS
  2. Take the line 1 train from Belfast Great Victoria Street to Bangor
  3. Take the line 3 bus from Bangor to Donaghadee

£43 - £154

Train, train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City, line 3 bus  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD
  4. Take the line 3 bus from Bangor to Donaghadee

£45 - £209

Train, train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), line 1 train, line 3 bus  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS
  4. Take the line 1 train from Belfast Great Victoria Street to Bangor
  5. Take the line 3 bus from Bangor to Donaghadee

£53 - £186

Train to Dundee, fly to Belfast City  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Dundee
  2. Fly from Dundee (DND) to Belfast City (BHD) DND - BHD

£105 - £329

Edinburgh → Donaghadee
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The most affordable way to get from Edinburgh to Donaghadee is to fly and line 3 bus, which costs £24 - £130 and takes 4h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Donaghadee is to fly and line 3 bus which costs £24 - £130 and takes 4h 19m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Donaghadee is 130 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Donaghadee without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 9h 47m and costs .

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It takes approximately 9h 47m to get from Edinburgh to Donaghadee, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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easyJet offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Donaghadee. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £1 - £6.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Donaghadee.
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  • Distance: 130 miles
  • Duration: 9h 47m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Donaghadee, Northern Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh to Donaghadee. However, you can take the train to Glasgow Queen Street, take the walk to Glasgow Central, take the train to Stranraer, take the walk to Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal, take the line 360 bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, then take the taxi to Donaghadee. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Edinburgh to Donaghadee via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, Belfast, Belfast Heron Road, Belfast Albert Clock Queens Square, and Belfast Laganside Buscentre in around 9h 38m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £170
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £300
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£150 - £1,400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £360
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Dundee to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £380
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 Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£20 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £30
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £65
Train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Train from Edinburgh to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £40
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £19
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£29 - £40
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Great Victoria Street to Bangor
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£7 - £90
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £90
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
Scottish Citylink
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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