There are 11 ways to get from Edinburgh to Giant's Causeway by train, car ferry, car, bus or plane

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Train, car ferry, drive  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer
  4. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  5. Drive from Larne to Giant's Causeway

$86 - $165

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Fly Edinburgh to Derry, line 172 bus  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Derry (LDY) EDI - LDY
  2. Take the line 172 bus from Coleraine Bus Station to Aird Giants Causeway The Nook

$37 - $215

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Bus, car ferry, train  •  11 h 4 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 York Street to Coleraine station 3

$81 - $99

Bus, car ferry  •  11 h 32 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 bus from Belfast Bridge Street to Coleraine Bus Center 218

$83 - $102

Train, bus, car ferry  •  11 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  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 train from York Street to Coleraine station 3

$96 - $112

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
  3. Drive from Larne to Giant's Causeway

$68 - $145

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast City, train, line 172 bus  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast City (BHD) EDI - BHD
  2. Take the train from Belfast Central station to Coleraine station
  3. Take the line 172 bus from Coleraine Bus Station to Aird Giants Causeway The Nook

$53 - $195

Fly Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove), train, line 172 bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EDI - BFS
  2. Take the train from Antrim to Coleraine station
  3. Take the line 172 bus from Coleraine Bus Station to Aird Giants Causeway The Nook

$62 - $163

Train to Glasgow, fly to Derry, line 172 bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Derry (LDY) GLA - LDY
  3. Take the line 172 bus from Coleraine Bus Station to Aird Giants Causeway The Nook

$60 - $136

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast City, train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast City (BHD) GLA - BHD
  3. Take the train from Belfast Central station to Coleraine station

$72 - $186

Train to Glasgow, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) GLA - BFS
  3. Take the train from Antrim to Coleraine station

$76 - $164

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Giant's Causeway is to fly and train and line 172 bus which costs £45 - £130 and takes 7 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Giant's Causeway is to drive and car ferry which costs £50 - £120 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Giant's Causeway is 139 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Giant's Causeway without a car is to bus and car ferry and train which takes 11 h 4 min and costs £60 - £80.

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It takes approximately 9 h 20 min to get from Edinburgh to Giant's Causeway, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Derry Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Ryanair offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Derry Airport.

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The nearest airport to Giant's Causeway is Derry (LDY) Airport which is 29.1 miles away. Other nearby airports include Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) (41.9 miles), Belfast City (BHD) (50.4 miles), Glasgow/Prestwick (PIK) (77.3 miles) and Glasgow (GLA) (92.5 miles).

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There are 243+ hotels available in Giant's Causeway. Prices start at $76 USD 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 £3 - £5.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Giant's Causeway.
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  • Distance: 139.3 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 20 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh to Giant's Causeway. However, you can take the train to Glasgow Queen Street, take the walk to Glasgow Central, take the train to Ayr, take the train to Stranraer, take the walk to Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal (Police Station), take the bus to Cairnryan, P & O Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Larne, then take the drive to Giant's Causeway. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Edinburgh to Giant's Causeway via Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Cairnryan, Belfast, York Street, Coleraine station, Coleraine Bus Station, and Aird Giants Causeway The Nook in around 11 h 4 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flights from Glasgow to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Derry
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $190
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $140
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Derry
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
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 Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $16
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from York Street to Coleraine station
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Belfast Central station to Coleraine station
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Train from Antrim to Coleraine station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Bus operators
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
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Bridge Street to Coleraine Bus Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$13 - $19
Bus from Coleraine Bus Station to Aird Giants Causeway The Nook
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$5 - $8
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
Ferry operators
P&O Ferries
Phone
01304 448866.
Website
poferries.com
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Schedules at
poferries.com
Passenger Standard
$39
Passenger Flexi
$65
Standard Car
$90
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$39
Small Car
$166

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