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

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Fly from Edinburgh  •  3h 51m

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

20€ - 161€

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Train to Glasgow, fly  •  5h 13m

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

38€ - 127€

Train, car ferry  •  10h 26m

  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

168€ - 489€

Bus, car ferry, train  •  11h 40m

  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 1 to Connolly 6 8

76€ - 93€

Train, bus, car ferry  •  12h 43m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  3. Take the bus from Ayr station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal Sl
  4. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  5. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre ->W to The Gresham Hotel 18

Bus, bus and ferry  •  18h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

25€ - 32€

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 49m

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

91€ - 121€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Dublin is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £22 - £29 and takes 18h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Dublin is to fly which costs £17 - £150 and takes 3h 51m.

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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 Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 20m.

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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 26m and costs £150 - £450.

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It takes approximately 3h 51m to get from Edinburgh to Dublin, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 351.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 51m

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

Ryanair and Aer Lingus fly from Edinburgh to Dublin every 4 hours.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
16€ - 95€
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
16€ - 100€
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
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
12€ - 35€
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
27€ - 35€
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 35€
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
11€ - 17€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
25€ - 35€
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 29€
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
9€ - 14€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
22€ - 29€
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
90€ - 310€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
90€ - 120€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
230€ - 310€
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 120€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
35€ - 50€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
90€ - 120€
Irish Rail
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 90€
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
6€ - 10€
Anytime Day Single
35€ - 55€
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
22€ - 35€
Website
Scottish Citylink
Dodds of Troon
Phone
01292 288100
Email
info@doddsoftroon.com
Website
doddsoftroon.com
Bus from Ayr station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Dodds of Troon
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre ->W to The Gresham Hotel 18
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Aircoach
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 from Edinburgh to BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
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€
car
100€
Passenger
35€
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
39€
Small Car
132€
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
34€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
34€
Small Car
144€

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