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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Elphin by car, car ferry, plane, train or bus

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Drive, car ferry

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

Cheapest

Fly Edinburgh to Knock, bus

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Knock (NOC)
  2. Take the bus from Market Square, stop 141641 to Elphin, stop 152381

Fly Edinburgh to Dublin, train, line 451 bus

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dublin (DUB)
  2. Take the train from Drumcondra to Longford
  3. Take the line 451 bus from Longford Station, stop 135771 to Elphin, stop 152391

Train to Glasgow, fly to Dublin, train

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB)
  3. Take the train from Drumcondra to Longford
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International entry into Ireland from United Kingdom

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Yes, entry into Ireland is currently allowed from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Elphin is recommended.

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: 3 Aug 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Elphin is to fly and train and line 451 bus which costs £35 - £140 and takes 7h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Elphin is to fly and bus which costs £30 - £150 and takes 6h 51m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Elphin is 396 km.

It takes approximately 7h 15m to get from Edinburgh to Elphin, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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There are 10+ hotels available in Elphin. 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 Elphin.
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  • Distance: 395.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 15m

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

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh to Elphin. However, you can take the drive to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, then take the drive to Elphin. Alternatively, you can take the tram to Edinburgh Airport, take the walk to Edinburgh airport, fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport, take the line 700 bus to Drumcondra, Near Train Station, take the walk to Drumcondra, take the train to Longford, take the walk to Longford Station, stop 135771, then take the line 451 bus to Elphin.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€14 - €190
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€10 - €180
Flights from Edinburgh to Knock
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€20 - €230
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €300
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €250
Train operators
Irish Rail
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
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€12 - €18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€27 - €35
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 Longford Station, stop 135771 to Elphin, stop 152391
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Market Square, stop 141641 to Elphin, stop 152381
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Bus Eireann
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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