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There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to Lahinch by bus, car ferry, shuttle, train, bus and ferry, car or plane

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Bus, car ferry, shuttle  •  19h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal 923
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Belfast City Airport to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
  4. Take the bus from Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 64
  5. Take the bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Lahinch, stop 350961 350

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Fly Edinburgh to Dublin, bus  •  9h 28m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dublin (DUB) EDI - DUB
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay

€37 - €179

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Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  21h 56m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Oxford Road
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  4. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Dunnes, Friars Walk 300

€115 - €169

Bus, bus and ferry  •  24h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Dunnes, Friars Walk 300

€47 - €65

Bus, bus and ferry via Galway  •  25h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway City, Coach Station 720
  4. Take the bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Lahinch, stop 350961 350

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 2m

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

Fly Edinburgh to Shannon, line 350 bus  •  6h 48m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Shannon (SNN) EDI - SNN
  2. Take the line 350 bus from Ennis Station, stop 635341 to Lahinch, stop 350961

€76 - €124

Fly Edinburgh to Kerry, bus  •  11h 50m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Kerry (KIR) EDI - KIR
  2. Take the bus from Kerry Airport, stop 350001 to Colbert Station, stop 635031

€44 - €154

Train to Glasgow, fly to Dublin, bus  •  11h 23m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB) GLA - DUB
  3. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay

€49 - €387

Fly Edinburgh to Cork, train, line 7 train, line 350 bus  •  11h 14m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Cork (ORK) EDI - ORK
  2. Take the train from Cork Kent to Limerick Junction
  3. Take the line 7 train from Limerick Junction to Limerick
  4. Take the line 7 train from Limerick to Ennis
  5. Take the line 350 bus from Ennis Station, stop 635341 to Lahinch, stop 350961

€75 - €282

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The most affordable way to get from Edinburgh to Lahinch is to bus and bus and ferry, which costs £40 - £60 and takes 24h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Lahinch is to fly and line 350 bus which costs £65 - £110 and takes 6h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Lahinch. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Lahinch, stop 350961 via Birmingham, Dublin City South, Burgh Quay and Ennis Station, stop 635341. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 50m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Lahinch is 520 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Lahinch without a car is to bus and car ferry and shuttle which takes 19h 45m and costs .

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It takes approximately 19h 45m to get from Edinburgh to Lahinch, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Shannon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Edinburgh to Lahinch bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Dunnes, Friars Walk station.

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Aer Lingus offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Shannon Airport.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Lahinch.
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  • Distance: 520.1 km
  • Duration: 19h 45m

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

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh to Lahinch. However, you can take the bus to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the walk to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, take the taxi to Belfast City Airport, take the shuttle to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre, take the walk to Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131, take the bus to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041, then take the bus to Lahinch, stop 350961. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Edinburgh to Lahinch via Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Birmingham, Dublin, Dublin City South, Burgh Quay, Dunnes, Friars Walk, and Ennis Station, stop 635341 in around 21h 56m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €480
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Flights from Edinburgh to Kerry via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €300
Flights from Edinburgh to Kerry via London Heathrow, Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Flights from Edinburgh to Kerry via London City, Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Edinburgh to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€270 - €650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €480
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Flights from Edinburgh to Kerry via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €300
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Edinburgh to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€270 - €650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€12 - €90
Flights from Edinburgh to Kerry via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Flights from Edinburgh to Kerry via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€22 - €120
Flights from Edinburgh to Kerry via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€21 - €120
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€10 - €60
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €120
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€29 - €40
Off-Peak Day Single
€55 - €90
Anytime Day Single
€75 - €120
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€12 - €17
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€27 - €35
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €95
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€7 - €10
Anytime Day Single
€40 - €60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€60 - €95
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Cork Kent to Limerick Junction
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€11 - €13
Flexible
€12 - €15
Train from Limerick Junction to Limerick
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€7 - €9
Flexible
€8 - €10
Train from Limerick to Ennis
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€7 - €9
Flexible
€8 - €10
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
€27 - €40
Website
Scottish Citylink
Airporter UK
Phone
+44 (0)28 7126 9996
Email
info@airporter.co.uk
Website
airporter.co.uk
Shuttle from Belfast City Airport to Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €27
Schedules at
airporter.co.uk
Book at
airporteruk.zaui.net
1 Person
€24
2+ Persons
€18
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 Ulsterbus Depot, stop 158131 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Lahinch, stop 350961
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Ennis Station, stop 635341 to Lahinch, stop 350961
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Kerry Airport, stop 350001 to Colbert Station, stop 635031
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Bus Eireann
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express
Bus from Edinburgh to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
National Express
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Dunnes, Friars Walk
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Transport for Ireland
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
GoBus.ie
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €24
Website
Citylink
Standard
€14 - €21
Web Fare
€12 - €18
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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