There are 9 ways to get from Edinburgh to Dublin 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 Edinburgh to Dublin  •  3 h 58 min

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

$27 - $139

8 alternative options

Train to Glasgow, fly to Dublin  •  4 h 30 min

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

$44 - $150

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus  •  5 h 26 min

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

$67 - $168

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast City, train  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD
  2. Take the train from Belfast Central to Connolly

$73 - $226

Train, car ferry  •  10 h 39 min

  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

$203 - $325

Bus, car ferry, train  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take the train from Belfast Central to Connolly

$107 - $139

Train, bus, car ferry  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  3. Take the bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal Sl
  4. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  5. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel

$104 - $158

Bus, bus and ferry  •  18 h

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin 880

$40 - $51

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 46 min

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

$106 - $141

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Dublin is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £30 - £40 and takes 18 h.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Dublin is to fly which costs £20 - £110 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Dublin is 219 miles.

It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Edinburgh to Dublin, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Dublin via Manchester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h.

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

Ryanair, Hainan and Aer Lingus fly from Edinburgh to Dublin every 3 hours.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $200
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $150
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $200
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Ayr Railway Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
doddsoftroon.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
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
$117
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
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
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$169

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