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There are 7 ways to get from Edinburgh to Dublin by plane, train, car ferry, bus or car

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Fly Edinburgh to Dublin  •  3h 57m

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

€17 - €110

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Train to Glasgow, fly to Dublin  •  4h 15m

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

€31 - €163

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove), train  •  6h 58m

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

€61 - €203

Train, car ferry  •  10h 33m

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

€174 - €518

Bus, car ferry  •  10h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Busaras Bus Station X1 / ...

Bus, car ferry, train  •  11h 4m

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

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 47m

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

€90 - €120

Edinburgh to Dublin by train, walk and car ferry

The journey time between Edinburgh and Dublin is around 11h 18m and covers a distance of around 624 km. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 52m. Services are operated by Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales, Northern Rail and others. Typically 30 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
11h 18m
Fastest journey time:
8h 52m
Journey distance:
624 km
Services per week:
30
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
43 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:52
Last service departs at:
18:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Dublin train, walk and car 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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International entry into Ireland from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Ireland from United Kingdom

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay and Zimbabwe
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area
  • 14 day mandatory monitored quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 10 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay and Zimbabwe
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Rules to follow in Ireland

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Ireland from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dublin is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Dublin is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Dublin is 2 metres.

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

No, returning to United Kingdom from Ireland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 1 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Dublin is to fly which costs £14 - £95 and takes 3h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Dublin is to fly which costs £14 - £95 and takes 3h 57m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Dublin is 351 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Dublin without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 10h 33m and costs £140 - £450.

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It takes approximately 3h 57m to get from Edinburgh to Dublin, including transfers.

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

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

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There are 521+ hotels available in Dublin. Prices start at €87 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 Dublin.
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  • Distance: 351.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 57m

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

Ryanair and Aer Lingus fly from Edinburgh to Dublin 3 times a day.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €190
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€10 - €85
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€9 - €70
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €370
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
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
€12 - €35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€12 - €18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€27 - €35
Irish Rail
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €330
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
€95 - €130
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€240 - €330
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
€35 - €50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€95 - €130
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
€28 - €40
Website
Scottish Citylink
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Busaras Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €27
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Stena Line
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Stena Line
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€33 - €37
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
€120 - €140
On Foot
€33 - €37

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